Monday, January 6, 2014

A Marvel Comics Quilt : :

A Marvel Comic Quilt

This Marvel Comics Quilt marks my last completed quilt of this past year! I made it from start to finish in about ten hours, beginning one night after dinner, working until late, wrapping it up the next day by early afternoon. I actually finished just in time to gift it to it's recipient, my nephew Ben, on the night I gave out all the quilts! Phew!

It's made using my go-to quilt as you go method and is improv pieced in a similar way to how I assembled both Owen's Ant Farm & Jacob's Stitched Typography quilts. Most of the Marvel Comic prints I ordered online and the rest of the fabrics are blenders from my stash. This is definitely one of those quilts that's so fun to look at up close, especially if you're a comic book fan!

Fun!

At first the quilt front was pieced together without the black solid, but I decided it really needed the break from all the busy happening with the superhero patchwork front and the comic book cover backing!

Superhero Patchwork

The Marvel Comics Comic Lineup print I found for the back was the big favorite overall and it also had the best feel, which is so important to me! Sometimes these licensed novelty fabrics look really great but they lack a little on quality, but not this one!

Marvel Comic Quilt Back

I chose a bright medium blue stripe for the binding. This perfect stripe is the Hello Pilgrim Stripe in Blue by the very awesome Lizzy House. I really love stripey binding!

Stripey Binding

Now that I've shared my last finished quilt and before I begin a new year of quilt making, I do want to look back one last time at all the quilts I made in 2013. I grew so much as a quilter, and I think the best way to see how much is for me to write one last post, sharing all of them in one place. Hopefully you're up for it!

Maureen

39 comments:

  1. That is a very fun quilt and perfect for a teen.

    Debbie

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  2. That is such a fun unique quilt! I know a few grown up boys who would appreciate one like that!

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  3. This is really such a great boy style quilt! I have a brother who would love this still and he is in his 40's! LOL =D

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  4. Another great quilt! I enjoy so much seeing your fabric choices and designs of each quilt you make and im looking forward to your post of all of them together :)

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  5. Great as always! You truly have a talent for putting quilts together in your own style! You really are an inspiration!

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  6. "Holy Crap,Batman!" (Don't know if Robin ever actually said this...but he should have!) GREAT looking quilt!

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  7. Love this method, Maureen. Could you do a tutorial on how you finish your binding?

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  8. So awesome!! There are not nearly enough examples of man/boy friendly quilts! So glad you're changing that!!! :)

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  9. Totally up for a review of all the quilts you made this past year.

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  10. What a great quilt.I just checked out your quilt as you go method.I will definitely be giving that a try.You are one creative person.Thank you for all the great ideas.

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  11. I love how the black solid breaks it up and almost makes each section look like a comic strip! Comic book covers are so cool, I really like those prints!

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  12. Love the mixture of 'solid-likes' you used, it looks like it's a real set of comic book pagea

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  13. Oh my son would go wild for this quilt (I won't show him!) x

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  14. I made pillows for my nephews for Christmas using one of those Marvel fabrics-the one with several of the heroes together. I put that fabric on one side and dog flannel on the reverse. They refer to them as their "super pillows", according to their mom and take them travelling in the family van.

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  15. Do you happen to remember where you bought the Marvel Comics material at? My 26yr old son loves them. He even has his groomsmen for his wedding wear Marvel Hero socks for the wedding lol. He would love a couple of pillow cases as a surprise from me. I sure hope you can remember. Thank you so very very much, for any information you can get for me.
    Jeri oldtisme@aol.com

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    1. Above I link to JoAnn Fabrics as my resource for the Comics Lineup print I used for my quilt back -- http://www.joann.com/licensed-cotton-fabric-marvel-comics-comic-lineup/12620050.html#q=marvel&start=2

      I also picked up a few in-store at JoAnn and a few from Fabric.com here -- http://www.fabric.com/SearchResults2.aspx?Source=Header&SearchText=marvel+comics&CategoryID=1d5f47dc-9991-4088-93f3-26a376046a5e

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    2. Thanks so much, I went with the Fabric.com.

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  19. Hi Maureen, lovely quilt, I'm sure it will be a hit with teens.

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