Beginnings of a Superhero Quilt
My nephew is turning four in a little over a month and as I thought about bday present options, I realized that I never made him a "big boy bed" quilt! I made one for his sister waaay before she was four..Geesh, I'm behind! Jimmy needs a quilt!
I asked my sister what Jimmy is into these days and she said anything Superheroes! I started looking for ideas in my usual way, scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram. I found a bunch of cute ones, but I LOVED the pixelated versions!
(Photo by Jakob Dinesen)
I started searching for images of pixelated superhero quilts and this picture came up. How cute are they?! It's not a quilt, but the beads are in a grid and I thought I could draw them up for a quilt block. I'm sure one could do the same thing with a cross stitch pattern. In this case, each bead got a square. Easy peasy.
I was so excited to get started, I couldn't stop thinking about it! I got right to work cutting out my favorite superhero, Superman!
I used 2" strips for my practice version and it turned out big! Since I want to fit a bunch of superheroes on the quilt, I adjusted my strips to 1.5" and now the blocks are 15" x 23".
I'm thinking nine characters will work out great for a twin size quilt.
Here they are so far! I'm having so much fun putting these together, I can't wait to sew the next guy!