Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Finish - LEGO Marvel Superhero Cushions

Back in the new year I coaxed Kristy to put together some LEGO Marvel superhero patterns, because she has awesome paper piecing patterning skills and is queen of all things LEGO.

Kristy has patterns for these guys and more of the team (crew? what do you call a bunch of superheroes anyway??) available for free in her Craftsy store if you want to test them out. As far as paper piecing patterns go these ones are fairly simple, I'd rate them a confident beginner to intermediate. The blocks finish at 10 inches so they're pretty manageable.

I quizzed my nephews on their favourite Marvel dudes, then decided their Dad (biggest superhero geek on the planet) needed in on the action two, and created these blocks.

In true fashion, I then stuck them up on the design wall until I realised that the twins' birthday was fast approaching and I needed to get my butt into gear!

First up, I needed to fix my face painting. Funny story, but it turns out that white fabric paint I found in my stash actually dried clear. With glitter in it. Now I love glitter as much as the next girl, but poor Hulk was sparklier than a Twilight vampire, and that would just never do. So I embroidered over Hulk and Wolverine's teeth with perle cotton and all was good with the world.

Then I decided to quilt with a zig-zag, lightning strike kind of pattern that reminds me a little of those comic book captions... I am happy with how it turned out and I hope the boys like it too.

Finally, I finished up with a solid border and I turned each block into a cushion, also in a solid.

Then I photographed them in crappy light because the weather has been blergh and I haven't been home in daylight hours. Now all I need to do is wrap them and post them before the boys birthday!

Linking up with I Quilt at Pretty Bobbins, Paper Piecing Party at Quiet Play, Needle and Thread ThursdayTGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Friday Finish.


  1. My son would LOVE these! he is such a superhero geek. They are awesome!

  2. I have no doubt there will be squeals of joy when these pressie arrive. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing. Marie (

  3. Love them! I did a Ninja turtle quilt for my cousin's foster child, just loves it! Fun to make and very different from what I normally do, fun to stretch!

  4. OMG that is awesome!!! Hubby would FLIP if I showed him these (best not to... I'm still a newbie quilter and couldn't tackle something like this). Great job!!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  5. LOL -- glitter! Great job, Jane! Wow, those kids are going to LOVE them!

  6. those are too cute, I love the Hulk!!!

  7. Those are just amazing - they would be a hit here too!! Nice job!

  8. oh my goodness! I'm so glad my 10 year old son isn't looking over my shoulder right now or else I'd have to make these immediately!! He would LOVE them! love the zigzag quilting on them!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  9. oh man I love these! Great job, I hope they are well loved!

  10. They're great. I laughed at the thought of The Hulk and Wolverine having sparkly teeth. I guess their dental hygiene is really good!!

  11. Fabulous - glitter, wow, who'd have thought that happens when it dries. Happy stitching!