SuperBaby Bib finished

1/26/16 Reviving this post for Val’s Tuesday Archives–button in sidebar.

This is the project that has been distracting me from quilt tops.

superman fabricI was tickled to find this Superman patch among my scraps.  So it became part of the bib back.

I had been wanting to play with improvised letters and seeing a bib with the following saying on it provided an inspiraton to play.  Next time I try letters, though, it will be for a larger piece and shorter words.

Bib front

The letters are all red; I don’t know where my camera found black. Plan A had been to have the gold shaped in the shield like Superman’s S; however, I was doing well to fit the letters onto bib-size.

Pile of blocksTo show how fussy the improvisational process was for me, here are the leaders and enders that I sewed along with it. There are 45 finished 9-parch blocks. That is 8 seams each for a total of 360 starts and stops. I usually make about 10 seams on leaders and enders at a sewing session. So improvisational piecing is fun, but it is not a shortcut.

This is the 7-inch block that  the 9-patch blocks will become when they grow up. scrap block

It has been so long since I posted about this project that I’ll post the link for Michele Foster’s  tutorial again in case any of you are interested.

Now I have to cut the neutrals and triangles to add to the 9-patch blocks. I am aiming for a twin size charity quilt unless I get tired before I make enough.  I won’t be stopping because I ran out of scraps!

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13 responses to “SuperBaby Bib finished

  1. Oh my goodness that bb if too stinkin’ cute!

  2. WM and I both had a chuckle at the saying on the bib — having two young grandsons made it even funnier!

  3. quilt32

    Perfect bib for a little grandson – or nephew.
    Lillian

  4. Cher

    yes, a wonderful bib for any baby -boy or girl in my opinion! that was a very labor intensive project..as witnessed by the many nine patch blocks you ended up with…wow!

  5. Stephanie

    looking forward to it coming in the mail 🙂 Thanks!!!!!

  6. Florence

    Very cute!! Love the “P” fix. :}

  7. Neat bib – and the message is hilarious. Visiting through TGIFF.

  8. Love this bib! And perfect with the Superman fabric.

    I need to get better organized about a leaders/enders quilt–your stack is quite impressive. I agree completely with your comment that improv quilting is fairly time-intensive!

  9. I am so Laughing Out Load over that bib! It is just wonderful!
    By the way, I want to thank you for your comment on my blog about my quilt looking like a sunny day with fluffly clouds. It helped me name it: Cloud Nine!
    I hope you will have agreat Sunday!
    Esther

  10. That is absolutely adorable! But how tiny are those letters?!

  11. Oh your bib made me giggle!!! I thought of my grandson using it!

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