This quilt started out by happenstance when a friend of mine shared some scraps for an I-Spy quilt she was working on. We also stumbled on a boatload of Toy Story and Spiderman charm squares at a semi-local quilt shop, and then I started formulating an idea for a quilt for Ryan, using some of the squares from the Gen X Quilters Japanese Imports Fabric Swap as well as some superheroes and other characters he would enjoy, along with some rainbow solids to give the eye a place to rest.
Then, at Jo-Ann's one night, I stumbled upon a bolt of Captain America comic book fabric, and the deal was dealed. I bought all that they had of the comic book fabric, which then became the centerpiece of the quilt backing. There wasn't quite enough for the whole back, so I let Ryan pick out a Kona solid from my color card for the rest, Kona Bahama Blue.
When I finished piecing the quilt top, Ryan was ecstatic. He spent an hour or more looking at all the different squares and squealing when he found characters that he knew. I decided to keep the rest of the quilt under wraps until it was finished, which was relatively easy with the big-time mess I was rocking in my sewing room.
Name: Ryan's Guy Quilt
Size: 70" x 86"
Fabrics: So many!! Dinosaur Train, Marvel superheroes, Spiderman, Monsters Inc, Superman, Batman, Cat in the Hat, Little Golden Books, various Japanese prints, various Kona and Free Spirit solids, and more!
Quilting: Overall meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread by me
Binding: Timeless Treasures Shipyard Textural in Sky
Pattern: Improvised by me, based on the fabrics I had