The bat mobile is certainly "perfect", but you really can't see the quilts that well. So onto something a little more mundane, but probably more sensible...a fence!
I think of these fun quilts as fraternal twins: alike but different...
I made this quilt first, adding random irregular pieces around the frames of each block. I like the "pow" factor of the wonky strips and love how well the method accents the Batman fabrics.They sort of look like comic book pages, don't you think?
For the quilting, I tried a sort of honey comb (the top quilt below) and am not really sure that I like it that well, but wanted something easy, quick and widely spaced, making for a cuddly quilt.For the twin quilt, I chose four different greys for the background and shaded them dark to light. The batman fabrics are the same but I used a simpler frame and scissors to cut the strips so they are a bit more wavy than in the first quilt. The quilting is similar: flowing vertical lines (see the lower quilt above) which I prefer over the first.
Leftover Batman yardage was used for the binding and I like the way that it frames the grey background. I forgot to take a picture of the backing but you can see it here if you're interested. My grandsons, Oliver and Ezra, have birthdays just 4 days apart in early February. I hope that they have many years of enjoyment cuddling with these quilts.
I know that I sure got lots of enjoyment making them! I'm also pretty excited about having two finishes in the month of January to start 2013 out right!
Today, I'm linking with Lily Quilts for the start of a Fresh Sewing Day!