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Thread: Marvel/dc comics quilt

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    Marvel/dc comics quilt

    I have just started quilting again, and I think my husband is a little jealous of the quilts going out the door to warm others! He found some fabric that he likes and has requested a lap quilt for the couch. I am sure that retro marvel and dc comics on a quilt will brighten up our living room! So I purchased the fabric from Keepsake quilting and Fabric worm, and now need to decide on a pattern. Any thoughts for the Hulk, Batman, Superman and the fantastic Four (to name a few) that is not too complicated?
    Thank you in advance for what I am sure will be excellent advice!

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    The 10 minute block would give you the opportunity to get more of the motif in a block without fussy cutting. Then you could put a solid or solids in the center square.
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    warm wishes or take 5

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    I like Fat Friday for guys and the leftovers make a Candy Bar quilt you could give to a young boy or donate to charity.

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    Please, please, please show a picture of the quilt when you are done!!! My son would love it and I would love to see your finished product to inspire me to do something like that for him!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    I like Fat Friday for guys and the leftovers make a Candy Bar quilt you could give to a young boy or donate to charity.
    What is a Fat Friday quilt? I searched for it but couldn't find. I don't know the Candy Bar quilt either. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    What is a Fat Friday quilt? I searched for it but couldn't find. I don't know the Candy Bar quilt either. Thanks
    I found this for Fat Friday http://www.crazy4quilts-shop.com/ind...oducts_id=2360

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    Thanks so much for that link! It's a very pretty quilt. The Candy Bar quilt is with that pattern also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC View Post
    Thanks for posting the link. Once you cut your pieces for Fat Friday the remaining pieces make the Candy Bar Quilt! I love this pattern. It is a VERY generous sized lap quilt...great for a tall man (or woman). Then you sew your remaining pieces and you have your Candy Bar quilt. It is a great pattern that is very versatile. Not to mention you get two quilt patterns for the price of one and two quilts out of the fabric you would usually buy for one (except backing and binding, of course).

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    I had not heard of the 10 minute block. What a clever idea! I am just washing the fabric today (I am a pre-washer:-) and realize that I will need to do larger pieces to avoid having a piece with just superman's...umm...hips. The fabric from Keepsake came with coordinating solids/small prints, so this weekend I will choose a pattern and let you all know how it goes! thank you all for yor ideas - I was stumped!

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    I too am making a quilt from Marvel/DC comics fabric here are a few I am considering as the main fabric needs to be cut very large to keep the design.
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...ns/sidelights/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin.../twelve_moons/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...rns/spotlight/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...perial_garden/

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63 View Post
    I too am making a quilt from Marvel/DC comics fabric here are a few I am considering as the main fabric needs to be cut very large to keep the design.
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...ns/sidelights/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin.../twelve_moons/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...rns/spotlight/
    http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...perial_garden/
    I like the Twelve Moons pattern the best. With fussy cutting, you'd be able to showcase each of the different super heroes.

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    I can't wait to see the pattern you choose for that. I think that would be neat to have a quilt like that.
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    Ok, so I am going with Fat Tuesday - it will be a new pattern for me, I like the idea of a second quilt from the leftovers, AND I went to school in New Orleans (that is probably the deciding factor!). Now I just need to wiat until the pattern arrives....

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    Another link to look up. Just one of the reasons to be on the QB. Love looking at them.
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    Ok, it is cut out and 2/3's peiced! I am machine peicing with my beautiful Elna Supermatic, which I actually find easier to work with than either the FW or the 99K. I finally settled on a Swirly Girls pattern, "Perfect Ten", because of the large framed blocks that allowed me to highlight some of the larger patterns. The hardest part was laying it out - it is a pretty busy quilt, and Iwanted it to look at least semi-cohesive! My design wall is our bed, so I need to finish peicing before midnight - back to it!

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    Someone last year posted a SUPER Superman quilt in either Square in a Square or Warm Wishes. I can't remember which but it was awesome

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