Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Undies Quilt

 That's right, undies.  I had so much fun with this quilt.  One thing I love about making quilts for people I know is that I can make them very specific to the recipient.  Of course, I always have a moment of almost panic that I will be wrong and they will hate the quilt, but so far that hasn't happened.  Or my family is just really good at sparing my feelings.  This quilt is for the same parents that received the Jungle Quilt.  It is so them.
My mother was so concerned that I was using old undies from my boys that she had to call and verify I was not.  I didn't.  I paper pieced these bad boys.  I got the pattern from the fandom in stitches site over at sewhooked.  It was my first paper piecing and it was so much fun.  There is no way I could have gotten the same accuracy along those leg holes without paper piecing.  
 I made five pair of undies.  Two different star wars, one marvel comic, a batman, and a superman.  I like the look of the high contrast undies binding(?), but the blue star wars pair is my favorite.  I think the Millennium Falcon is what does it.
 I did simple straight line quilting in blue, black, and red.  I left a lot of negative space in this quilt.  I didn't want to overwhelm the quilt with undies.  For whatever reason, I felt more undies would become gimmicky.

 I bound it in a scrappy binding of superhero prints.  I love the binding, it just completes it perfectly.


  1. I assume this means that they have it now. I'm sure this was quite a surprise to them!!! Not something you see every day. It has grown on me and I think it is perfect for a boy.

  2. That quilt is just too cute, it's such a great idea and funny too!

  3. Great fun! Love the Batman one!

  4. Ha! That is hilarious. I am pretty sure we have some undies like that in my house. :)

  5. Such a fun quilt!! I'm pretty sure my youngest wears those superhero undies most of the time! He'd think this quilt was hilarious. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.

  6. HA! I can't let my five-year-old see this quilt, or he'll have me paper-piecing undies, too!