April 22, 2013

Superhero Stack!

The quilt I am working on currently is probably the one that has given me the most headache and indecisiveness than any other project.

The only criteria I was given to create this one was that it go with a superhero theme bedroom.  Thats it.  no specific superhero was named.

So i got to researching fabric for superhero quilts, and found mostly quilts made from big cuts of  novelty fabrics, which is so not my style.  And with me not being much of a novelty fabric person, and not wanting to reference a specific hero anyways, I decided to go with "superhero inspired".  but what does that mean?

After spending way too much time and money looking for the right fabric(I did end up with a small stack of fantastic stash fabric that might end up as a low-volume-ish quilt someday...) , I came up with this stack:

  

A little bit more superman than generic superhero colors, but I think I've finally got my stack!

I started with the bottom print - that will be the back.  That one gave me the most grief, its out of print, but I had to have it!  Several etsy and ebay sellers flaked out on me on that one piece of fabric, I almost gave up!   I tried to mostly match up with the stripe colors, but didnt add the really dark blue/black or greens to avoid it being too rainbow-y.  

The rest of the fabrics are mostly dots and solids, to reference the comic book half-tone printing...or something. 

Next step:  figure out what to make out this...ack!  It should turn out to be a bright cheerful quilt for a special baby boy!

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