Monday, August 19, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Heroes

This month, the Le Challenge theme is "Heroes".  Link-ups are September 15th so I still have a bit of time, but I think its time for me to get moving.

As an Army brat, when I think of heroes, I imagine something military or patriotic themed.  This would give me the chance to maybe work on making something with an old uniform, but I thought I would also shop my stash for a bit of inspiration. 

I think that there will be some entries based on comic book heroes.  Last year, I bought a scrap piece of comic fabric and quilted it as a "whole cloth" mini.  I liked the graphics on the print and did not wish to cut into it.  I have thought that I could applique in comic font a large "POW" or "BAM" onto it.

Another possibility is to make a new mini using this Star Trek material from the original series.

I could also work with the first responders fabric that I have.  The red Robert Kaufman Dalmatians is some of my favorite fabric that I have been unable to cut into yet.

This FQ from Spoonflower is based on the "Sherlock" TV series and I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan (any type - books, TV, movies).  Maybe this could work as an iPad case or a pouch.

There are always the heroes that fight against illness and I think these pinks would work well for a pink ribbon mini. 
Any thoughts on a "Hero" themed challenge?  What would you make?  I hope you join me with this monthly challenge.  The theme can be interpreted quite liberally and can be produced in any sort of craft project (knit, crochet, painting, jewelry, etc.).  The only requirement is that the piece must be finished.
Linking today to Design Wall Monday.


  1. You've got some exciting ideas there! I'll look forward to seeing what you decide to make :)

  2. I think of heroes close to home, family and friends who love and give unconditionally. So many heroes, so little time!