WIP: The Marvel Quilt

A while back I made a discovery; my son is growing up super fast and is more like a little man than a little boy.

I made him a quilt recently that took way longer to finish than I had planned.

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By the time I was finished, he had outgrown both the fabric choice and the size. So it was time to upgrade him.

We picked out some cool big guy fabric of his favorite Marvel characters and I stashed it away for a time. I was waiting for some other projects to wrap up and for the time to be right.

Well, just as with having a baby or buying a house, the time is never perfect or right so you just gotta go with it!

This week I started his Marvel Quilt by cutting out all the superhero center squares. I’m going to border these with some stark primary colors like blue and red.

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Kinds like this!

So far I have 43 squares cut and I’ve run out of fabric. DAMN! Looks like I’ll need to make a trip to JoAnns soon to grab another cut of this fabric so I can stay consistent with the center squares.

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The Hulk sees you!

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A trio of good guys.

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Got a good cut of Marvel comics.

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Got a little Silver Surfer in that cut.

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Thor’s swinging’ his hammer.

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The kidlet got in on the action and helped me show off some of the squares. Asking him to hold still AND be serious was of course too much. He was a good sport.

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He even ironed the squares! I was pretty impressed. He’s usually not comfortable around things that can hurt him like the rotary cutter or the stove. Understandably so, anything can happen. But he ironed like a pro and we got 43 squares cut and pressed.

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Check back to see my progress. I don’t have a time limit for this quilt so of course it could take me until he’s getting married to finish the damn thing, ha.

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13 thoughts on “WIP: The Marvel Quilt

  1. I saw JoAnn’s has Avenger’s Fabric on sale. Seeing your son having so much fun with his – maybe I’ll go get some for my grandson. PS – Good luck with getting it done before he walks down the aisle. That’s my life too. hehehehe

  2. We are Marvel fans around here too! My ‘big kid’ (aka, my husband!) would love a Marvel quilt! 🙂

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