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    Super Hero Quilt for Great-grand Nephew

    Hi! I just finished a quilt for my sister’s 9 year old great grandson. He is a super hero fan so I bought a layer cake from the Superman vs Batman movie. I am happy with the way it turned out, but of course, things didn’t go the way I envisioned them. LOL. I had in mind to do ‘wonky stars’ in the sashing for that ‘kaboom’ look. This was more complicated than I thought but I did finally work out a system. Instead of wonky stars, the end look is more like messy xes. But it plays into the xes in the Wonder Woman squares, so I’m going with the flow. I used straight line quilting and the quilt finished at about 46x48. Thanks for looking.
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    Really nice! Interesting pattern would you mind sharing the name of it?
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    Great looking quilt and love the straight line quilting; how did you get so straight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewstephanie View Post
    Really nice! Interesting pattern would you mind sharing the name of it?
    Thank you! I’m sorry, it’s not really a pattern. I took a class from Joann Fabric last year called Color Block Quilt, and I just modified the idea for this quilt. Here is the quilt from that class.....
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    On the super hero quilt I cut 2.5” strips off my layer cake 10” squares then swapped the 2.5” strips from one 10” square and the 5” from another for contrast. That created the two outside columns. Then I used 2.5” red strips for sashing on the 10” squares that made the middle column. I used black grunge dots fabric for the background. On the other side I watched a wonky stars video with Jenny Doan and modified it for sashing. Then just added sashing to the layer cake 10” squares. I can give more detail if you would like.

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    Thank you for the explanation, I really like the way you did the sashing on the back (I think - pic #2)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly View Post
    Thank you! I’m sorry, it’s not really a pattern. I took a class from Joann Fabric last year called Color Block Quilt, and I just modified the idea for this quilt. Here is the quilt from that class.....
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    On the super hero quilt I cut 2.5” strips off my layer cake 10” squares then swapped the 2.5” strips from one 10” square and the 5” from another for contrast. That created the two outside columns. Then I used 2.5” red strips for sashing on the 10” squares that made the middle column. I used black grunge dots fabric for the background. On the other side I watched a wonky stars video with Jenny Doan and modified it for sashing. Then just added sashing to the layer cake 10” squares. I can give more detail if you would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sash View Post
    Great looking quilt and love the straight line quilting; how did you get so straight?
    I used my walking foot to quilt it. I lined up the left edge of walking foot with the last seam sewn and periodically used a ruler to check to make sure I wasn’t too far off. If you look closely you can see variation....it’s not a perfect system. I started in the middle and worked my way out.

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    ​Great quilts!

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    What a fantastic quilt that your Great-grand Nephew will really enjoy having. That was so thoughtful of you to make something that he loves.

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    I have a 39 yo son who would love that. Well done.

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    Oh, he must be in heaven, and you are now officially his favorite "Great" Auntie!
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    This is really cute! I think your stars still have that "kaboom" effect. And the back is very cool. Nice job. The young guy is going to love it.

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    What a great quilt for a kid! Beautiful front and back! I like those wonky star-Xes... they do look like "POW"s in cartoons.
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    Very cool quilt and I am sure he loves it.
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    Really nice album of super hero characters. I like your quilt pattern and quilting. Great compliment to the character. I know it will be loved!

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    nicely done
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    Wonderful use of colors and fabrics! It's going to be loved!
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    Very nice quilt. Perfect for a boy.
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    I think it looks like red super power energy sprinkled throughout. Gives it pizazz.

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    Very impressive and such striking color combo.

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    Love this quilt! Long live the Super Heroes.

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    My hubby and I are are fans of Superman and Batman! Love your quilt!

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