Sunday, November 06, 2011

Brightest Day

Last year I promised a friend that I would make a comic book quilt for her daughter that was born last year....I had some liberated comic book logos (and here) I had made a few years ago and not made into a quilt, this would be a great excuse to finish it....well, no way could I think of how to put it all together. So I ended up making up an entirely different quilt then I intended.

I started with the green lantern block and then I made more in the same colours of the Green Lantern Brightest Day/Blackest Night Rings. I was almost tempted to make each of the different symbols, but decided that was too much for my brain to figure out!

Using up only scraps I foundation pieced the rainbow squares and eventually settled on this layout.

Quilting it was the next challenge and the hardest part of making this quilt! I struggled with the machine, I ripped out lots of stitches, and even broke a few needles. I discovered new meaning to quantitative easing!

But in the end I think it turned out all right. I hope Vivian has lots of fun with this quilt and it keeps her warm on cold nights.

As for my other superhero quilt....I've finally got some new ideas...maybe for next year.


The Cozy Quilter said...

Looks wonderful Carol! It will give Vivian many brightest days!

Clare said...

I love the colours. A wonderful quilt.

Quilt Rat said...

Just makes you SMILE!!!! what a great gift.
Sorry to hear the machine gave you grief but in the end it looks wonderful....great job!

Tonya Ricucci said...

fun and comicbooky! argh for the grief it caused, but it came out great!