Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Project Modern - Challenge 2

I have been so excited to reveal this finish. So without all the story behind it, here it is!!!!



Now onto the story :)  This time the Project Modern Challenge was to create a Monocramatic quilt.  About a week after this challenge was posted I got an email from my Sister-In-Law saying that they found out that they baby they are expecting is going to be a little girl.  They have 3 little boys already and this is their last one so they were super excited to find out they were finally going to get their little girl.  Now these three previously mentioned little brothers love Super Heroes.  They can't get enough of Batman, Spiderman, and especially Superman.  So, wanting this new little bundle of joy to fit right in, my Sister-In-Law asked me if I could make her a Supergirl quilt.



As soon as I saw that request I started smiling to myself.  I instantly knew what I wanted to do and that it would be perfect for a monochromatic quilt.  You know how you just get that picture in your head.   Then it was just figuring out how to take that picture from my head and turn it into a design of a superman logo in a scrappy strip setting all in pink.  Super cute!!!  



I knew I wanted the logo to really pop so I decided to do it in light tones of pink.  And then I decided to use the dark tones of pink for the background to really make it stand out.  I was so happy with the result when it was all pieced together.  I decided to take the whole pop idea one step further by only quilting the background in a super small loopy pattern so that the symbol just jumps off the blanket.  I am so happy with the finished results. 



This quilt just fits my Sister-In-Law and her family just so perfectly!!  I got to give it to her and my brother this last week while I was in Utah.   And to say they loved it would be a vast understatement.  I wish I would have remembered my camera when I gave it to them :)


So in conclusion . . . . This quilt was a blast to design, sew, and quilt.  It will be greatly loved by it's new little owner that will be arriving in a few short months and her whole family.  Does it get any better than that??

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30 comments:

  1. How cool! That's a great quilt Melissa, That S just POPS!

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  2. That is really cool! I love your design. Very creative!

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  3. That sure is SUPER. Amazing design and quilting.

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  4. That is a pretty awesome quilt! Lucky little girl!

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  5. Great design, great quilt job - little wonder they love it!

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  6. What can I say but just WOW!!
    Is just beautiful :)

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  7. clever, pink, darling, and creative. you did it!

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  8. Melissa....you are so creative....love it!

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  9. Awesome quilt, I love how you quilted it to make the "S" really pop. Lucky girl!
    I plan on using your Snuggly Square II tutorial in the very near future, I love all it takes is a layer cake.
    I made (haven't finished, still quilting) your Happy Quilting quilt along as a retirement quilt for a man at work. Love how it turn out, very good instructions. Glad I joined in.

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  10. That's really awesome! Fantastic job!

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  11. I LOVE IT!! So cute!! What a great, fun, cleaver quilt for a VERY special little princess!!! Awesome!!

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  12. LOVE IT! Such a cute idea and it turned out beautifully too.

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  13. I love this quilt - especially the way the symbol jumps out!

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  14. Nothing is better than the perfect idea into a quilt that the new owners love. That is the best. It is so cute. I love it!!

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  15. that is so cool! what a great design - and I love how you quilted it :-)

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  16. Oh, how cute is that? You should think about marketing that one!!

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  17. I love it! It's so pink and wonderful!

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  18. Cute, cute, cute! I love it Melissa! blessings, marlene

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  19. Adorable and the quilting sure does make the logo pop!

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  20. That is so beautiful! Love how the S really stands out! Great job! Glad you are back safely!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Ohhhh I love it! I LOVE pink and the Supergirl emblem is just perfect! I bet she will be one loved little girl. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent with us!

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  22. Amazing! This is gorgeous and so creative. Super job!

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  23. Awesome quilt! Are you going to make a pattern out of it? I could totally see it in blues for a baby boy. Welcome back!

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  24. Brilliant quilt. Spectacular story. Congratulations to your sister-in-law and brother on their new sweet little girl too. I am sure she is going to grow up and be a super woman, just like her Aunt!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa