Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Super Heros are everywhere


My youngest son is a superhero fan - so I have been collecting fabrics for him. I finally had twenty and decided to do a Turning 20 quilt(http://www.triciacribbs.com ) - queen size for him. Well today was the day for me to get it quilted. I just did a simple meander, and wrote superhero names in it, and a batman head, and a super man symbol.

For the backing I had found these two panels ( to the right) so I pieced them with other fabrics into the back.... and it was all ready to quilt.....

And then I got to the end of the quilt top on my frame, and imagine my surprise when I still had 2 inches of the panel left on the back, and NO MORE TOP!

I cannot imagine how this happened - I calculated and plotted and planned, and apparently it didn't make a lot of difference. So I thought - well - no biggie - I will cut a 7 inch piece of fabric and stitch it as a seperate border. In my head I could do it on the long arm. But in reality, I had to make a different plan to make it work.

So I punted, I took the 7 inch piece,(left) put it right sides together and stitched a straight line thru the top, the extra piece, the batting and the backing. Then I folded it down and it just looked like it belonged! Looking at it now I don't think the straight seam is really noticeable. But I added enough to cover the panels - kept on quilting and Now...

all it needs is binding!!

Now this is progress - I am finally getting something done. I have the Oil people fixing the fence, I have the other Oil people fencing out there seperators, and I have notified anyone and everyone I can think of that I really don't want to do another Horse Rescue - so Fix it ;-) And they are!

My sons have spelling Bee practice this afternoon, but other than that we are all looking forward to goofing off tonite!






6 comments:

Mary said...

What a fun quilt - I get he'll love it. I don't think the straight seam is a problem either.

Jan said...

What a cute quilt--I'm sure he loves it! You are very clever to fix your problem like that!

Jan said...

What a cute quilt--I'm sure he loves it! You are very clever to fix your problem like that!

kate said...

Good going...great mommy! This quilt will be loved!!

kate in neb

Nicole and Phil said...

Great quilt, with terrific fabrics!

Kim said...

Very cute - my brother got a Peanuts Turning 20 from me. I love using novelties for that pattern.
I never saw the Batman panel before but I have used the spiderman one. Enjoy your weekend :)