A Marvel-ous Baby Quilt

My daughter-in-law’s sister and her husband are expecting a baby boy, and they have chosen to decorate the nursery with Marvel characters in general and Spiderman in particular. It was fun to collaborate with my DIL as we searched Etsy to find the perfect fabric. (Come to find out, Walmart stocks several super hero fabrics as well.)

I envisioned a simple patchwork design so the large scale print of Marvel characters could “do the talking.” If you look on the Patterns page of this blog, you will find “Vroom, Vroom,” a fat quarter friendly baby quilt. I changed the pattern just a bit by increasing the size of the squares and deleting one of the borders.

I quilted a spiderweb design with thin black thread and bound the quilt with the red “baby spidey” print. It was fun to make a quilt that is sure to please the new parents, and no doubt the baby will be attracted to the bright and bold prints!

If you would like to make a Marvel-ous baby quilt, you will need the following fabrics:

  • 2 or 2 1/4 yds. large scale theme print for large squares, outer border and backing
  • 3/4 yds. bright (red) small scale print for small squares and binding
  • 1/3 yd. white solid for small squares
  • 3/8 yd. dark (black) print for inner border

Basic cutting and sewing directions are as follows:

  • Large scale theme print – cut {2} strips 6 1/2″ x WOF (width of fabric). Sub-cut into {12} 6 1/2″ squares. Cut {4} strips 3 1/2″ x WOF for outer border. Use the remainder of the fabric for backing.
  • Bright small scale print – cut {3} strips 3 1/2″ x WOF. Cut {4-5} strips 2 1/2″ x WOF for binding.
  • White solid – cut {3} strips 3 1/2″ x WOF. Sew each together with a Bright 3 1/2″ strip; press seam allowance toward the Bright strip. Sub-cut in 3 1/2″ increments and use the two-patches to make {13} Four Patches.
  • Dark print – cut {4} strips 2 1/4″ or 2 1/2″ x WOF for inner border.
  • The quilt top is about 41″ square.

5 thoughts on “A Marvel-ous Baby Quilt

  1. Aby, this is such a cute little pattern! I think it would be great for making charity quilts or quick, last minute gifts.

  2. Pingback: Kay’s Marvelous Ocean Quilt | abyquilts

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