My first quilt!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Okay, that's a bit of a stretch.  It's actually a very small quilted wall hanging, definitely nothing like a full-blown bed quilt.  But it involved batting!  My first experience with batting!


Poor Little Brother inherited the gender-neutral farm animal wall hanging that was his sister's when she was a baby.  It hung in his room for way too long.  Time for an upgrade!

So I bought a couple of vintage Superfriends pillowcases off Etsy.


I opened up one of the pillowcases, removed the hemmed edge, and winged my way through creating a mini-quilt.


I quilted around many of the larger stars and around the superheroes.  Batman and Robin!


Superman!


Wonder Woman!


And this guy!  (There's debate in our house over whether he's Flash or Captain Marvel.  Truth be told, I have no idea who Captain Marvel is; apparently he wears a cape...?)


Although I dreaded doing binding, I found a cheater method that worked like a charm.  I followed this tutorial from Prudent Baby, featuring Rae from Made by Rae.  The backing fabric is wrapped around to the front, folded, and sewn.  I highly recommend it.


In a short time, Little Brother's room was transformed from baby nursery to preschool boy pad.



Unfortunately, I waited too long for the project.  It seems he's moving on from superheroes to bigger and badder things like transformers and Star Wars.  At least now I know how to turn a pillowcase into wall hanging, right?

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