Greetings Friends! It is no secret that my heart has been captured by my one and only Ginger Grand. He is a big fan of superheroes right now and I have been planning his Christmas gift for some time--a superhero quilt. GG is very sensory and often describes things as "comfy" or "cozy", so I wanted to use extra cuddly backing, and what is softer than a nice, worn t-shirt?! I have been hunting and collecting a variety of superhero embellished fabrics, Vintage t-shirts and even a few pajamas. Now, let me begin by saying I am not a quilter--I am a doting Tahtee who hopes to delight her grandson. I can imagine him squealing the names of each character and pointing his chubby little fingers to name them. Here is my finished project:
I continued stitching rows. Once I had the front assembled....
I added batting to the back.
Now I was ready to add the red, snuggly fabric I chose for the quilt back. After stitching the front and back right sides together, I turned the quilt right side out, then machine stitched around the entire outer edge to better secure the batting.
Here's what I learned: I probably should have used a binding. Even though I added extra seam allowance, my method did add some bulk and decrease the overall size a little. While the perfectionist in me nags that the finished pieces are not completely uniform in size--partly due to the t-shirt fabric tending to stretch-- I have told her to "Hush!" I am choosing instead to embrace my labor of love, imperfections and all, as I imagine the supreme cuddle factor my Ginger Grand will enjoy!
MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR FEATURING THIS POST: