Super Hero/Americana Progress

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I am finally ready to start sewing the tops together on these quilts. I started these quilt way back in February I started piecing these D9P blocks for these 4 boys:

4 Handsome Grands
4 Handsome Grands

You can read the full beginning story of these four quilts here. I trimmed almost all 140 blocks this past weekend – see latest WhiteBoard Wednesday post.

Now that the blocks are done I have the freedom to work on the “identical but different” layout. The boys share a room so mom wants the quilts to match but be different. Here is the plan:

Two quilts will be set straight – 1 with sashing and 1 without & two will be set on point – 1 with sashing and 1 without. I snapped some pics as I was crawled around on the floor (phew – that is getting harder and harder):

Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones
#1: Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones
Close-up of Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones
#1: Close-up of Straight Set with Sashing & Cornerstones
Close-up of On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones
#2: Close-up of On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones
On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones
#2: On Point Setting with Sashing & Cornerstones
Close-up of On Point Setting
#3: Close-up of On Point Setting
Set On Point
#3: Set On Point
Close-up of Straight Set
#4: Close-up of Straight Set
Straight Set
#4: Straight Set

The thing you won’t see here are the random placement of names. I have promised to embroider the boys’ names on their quilts. I haven’t decided where I am going to embroider them yet – or maybe I have and don’t want mom to know yet (I suspect she reads this).

Here is a neat pic of all the trimmed blocks trimmed up:

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Next order of business – get at least one quilt top done in the month of July (WhiteBoard says so!).

I am curious…am I the only one who still makes old-fashioned hand written notes for her quilts? I do this! Here is one for one of these quilts (and I have one for each of these quilts – I scanned this one):

Handwritten Notes
Handwritten Notes

As the quilt progresses I add things. For example, if the size changes on this or if I decide I need to add borders, I will sit down with a calculator and decide what size, or when I decide where to embroider his name I will make that notation. Additionally, when its time to figure backing, batting and binding I will do so here.

Since this is for a grand, I will save this paper and maybe when they clean out my quilt room some day they will come across it and he will want it some day. OR they will throw it away.

Now you have a sneak peek at the Super Hero/Americana Quilts as well at my weird note-taking ways….am I alone here?

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4 Comment

  1. Are you the only one that *still* does this? I think you might be the only one that does this (but I love all your nuttiness anyway 😉 )

  2. I use my white board to list the quilts that come in for quilting for others, and on the other side, all my quilt tops that need quilting. The funny thing is, my list never gets shorter. Thank goodness the customer list does. Your 4 boy quilts look really cute. I think the on point ones appeal to me more, but no matter what design the boys will love them,

  3. Looks great,I am glad these are coming together for you.
    I have a ‘journalists notebook’ for my sewing notes.Or rather, several journalists notebooks… they get used up! And I cannot bring myself to get rid, suppose I wanted to refer back?? I would have no idea which book to go for!

  4. I really love your plan for these quilts and they will be beautiful when they are done. And yes I keep handwritten notes as I make every quilt because I’m working towards having a page for photos of each one for my quilt journal.

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