Thursday, August 8, 2013
I've been hunched over working on my Superhero Alphabet cross stitch project feverishly over the past few months and now I'm in the home stretch with only the lower halves of letters Y and Z left to go! Once it's finally finished, the plan is to make it into a pillow - a very, ridiculously large pillow - to mail out for our new baby nephew's arrival next month!
When I pulled out the fabric that I bought months ago for the pillow backing, I saw just how big of a cut I bought - it ended up being two panels worth of Robert Kaufman's Illustration Ink Superhero print. Enough to make something gorgeous to go along with the pillow - a cuddly blanket!
I cut away one complete panel and backed it in electric blue minkee. Simple quilting around each of the superhero blocks and newspaper panel was a quick way to polish things up.
As a little personalized touch, I found a comic book font online and appliqued the baby's initials to the back using Wonder Under in the black Screen Print Dot.
This was so quick and easy to finish and I love it! That cuddly minkee is just so soft and the perfect bright back to a fun comic print on the front.
Now to get that cross stitch finished so that I can churn out the pillow to mail out these sweet comic treats! The clock is ticking!