Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Inspiration from Kristy + GIVEAWAY

Today the lovely Kristy from Quiet Play is giving us some inspiration for the HEROES theme on Le Challenge. Be sure to come back here and link up your heroes craft projects on September 15th for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and follow us for more inspiration. Here's Kristy...

Heroes. We’ve all got them. But currently mine are all LEGO-fied. Thanks to my kidlets’ obsession with LEGO DC Superheroes and Star Wars. So for a bit of inspiration… here are some fun paper pieced heroes!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It’s Superman!
Superman

Nanananananananana BATMAN!  Okay maybe I didn’t have enough “na’s” in there but you get the idea.

Batman pic

Oh and Robin. We can’t forget poor overworked, underpaid, less star-powered Robin.

Robin

And for us girls…. Wonder Woman! (you’re supposed to sing that part).

Wonder woman

Or maybe you’re a Star Wars fan – there are some heroes happening there too. And what are heroes without villains, or as well call them in my house, goodies and baddies? So here’s an assortment of both.

LEGO Star Wars paper pieced patterns_thumb[3]

Keen to try one of your own for the very fun Le Challenge this time round? There’s extra time for this challenge so plenty of time to try some paper piecing! You can find these patterns in the Quiet Play Craftsy shop as freebies.

While you’re there, why not check out some of the other patterns on offer? You know, in case you win the giveaway. Oh yes, there’s a giveaway attached to this post! Winner’s choice of 3 paper pieced patterns. Just leave a comment telling us your favourite fictional hero!

And finally to end on the hero note… how about a theme song? You know it’s gotta be from the 80’s. I think the 80’s has a song for every possible theme there is.

So. Enjoy. ;)



Thanks Kristy! The winner of the giveaway will be open until Monday 29th July and announced here on Tuesday 30th... comment away!

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED**


40 comments:

  1. I'm not a huge comic book fan so not a big fan of the traditional Superman, Batman, etc. But I do some more literary fictional heroes like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson. I love kid's lit!

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  2. Does James Bond count????

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  3. How about Captain Mal from Firefly?

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  4. My favorite super hero is Superman, gotta love the man of steel.

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  5. In the 1960's my siblings and I always watched Batman and Robin on TV each week.

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  6. You're just too awesome, Kristy. I'm not a huge comic / cartoon fan but I do have fond memories of She-Ra. :)

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  7. Love the theme song. I first thought it was going to be the theme from St Elmos Fire.

    Favorite hero - Sherlock Holmes

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  8. Oh Bonnie Tyler - what a song!! Brought a big smile to my face this morning - thanks Kristy! My favourite fictional hero - got to be Frodo from Lord of the Rings - I think that could be a great paper piecing project for you Kirsty (hint hint!!)

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  9. I suppose that would have to be Wonder Woman - so bad she was great!

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  10. Batman was my hero when I was a kid. Not sure I have one now - how sad is that!

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  11. MacGyver!!! HHAHA. My nana and I always used to watch that show together ;)

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  12. Oh I loved all the Super Friends when they met up at the Hall of Justice ('Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...') but Batman and Robin must be my favorite out of all!

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  13. I liked the Rocketeer and Wonderwoman

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  14. Well my little man loves Star Wars! Thank you very much for the patterns! Would love to win a few others, you are the PP Queen! Yoda is my favorite! But the Hulk was always cool too!

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  15. I always loved wolverine! But I also loved robin!

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  16. Hi! My hero would have to be The Lone Ranger and Tonto! We watched alot of westerns when I was growing up. And I love Bonnie! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  17. My two boys love anything Star Wars, one for Darth Vader and the other for Yoda. I'd have to say two wise choices.

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  18. I'm a huge fan of cartoons,(i'm 44!!) and my favorite "hero" is Pepper Ann Pearson. Anyone remember Pepper Ann from ABC Kids? I love her humor, wit, and independence! She was my " hero! "

    Thanks for the giveaway!! lubna_2112@hotmail.com

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  19. Do you remember "the Saint"....but Wonder Woman was a proper hero and then I would have anything by Duran Duran.... May be Girls on film would fit nicely with the theme.
    Keep on creating these patterns Kristy, they're fabulous.

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  20. These blocks are too adorable! I was always into the Phantom, to be honest; he was so manly in his purple spandex! I feel like he's very underrated.

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  21. I've always been a lover of all things Superhero. It's made being momma to a boy-man-child so much easier. LOL!

    my favorite is Thor currently... because well. Yeah. Thor. Yum. LOL!

    But we're wondering with the number of times Dr. Who saves the world, does he count? Cause currently we're all about the Who right now...

    (And Craftsy has several Dr. Who themed block paper piecing patterns for free also.... just as a head's up... I'm working on a Dr. Who quilt for kidlet for Christmas... hehehe...

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  22. Wonder Woman of course! Spent hours spinning in my backyard! x

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  23. Well it's my Mum of course. And Han Solo. And Capatin Mal from Firefly. And Joshua Calvert from the Nights Dawn Trilogy (bet you need to google that one!) and Arrow. In fact pretty much any hot guy. I'm an easy fan girl.

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  24. My favourite hero is Harry Potter! Thanks for the opportunity, Terri in BC

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  25. When I was kid our hero was Sandokan (pirate). Speaaking of those comic heroes it would be Superman for me.

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  26. Zorro! Especially when Antonio Banderas is playing him :) I am trembling at the knees as I type.

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  27. Spiderman is our favourite hero in this house, but I do love Wonder Woman!!

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  28. I pity the fool who doesn't chose Mr. T, aka Sergeant Bosco Albert "B. A." (Bad Attitude) Baracus.

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  29. Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly is my favorite hero ~ know he's not a comic book hero but I love him anyway!

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  30. LOL Buck Rogers from the sci fi series with that little robot making the sound "namamamamam". 80's right?
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  31. As a kid I loved Knight Rider! He was a hero taking on all those bad guys each week, but I agree with Mel, Thor is just, well, yummy! ;-)

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  32. Haha - poor Robin! Still loving all of these Kristy!

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  33. Oh Man - now that is a tough question!

    Growing up I was a huge fan of The Hobbit - to the point that I had a pony called Bilbo Baggins, who really was anything but fat and roly poly as I had imagined Bilbo to have been.

    Now days - I am re-reading the Clan of the Bear Series. The main character Ava just blows me away with the boundaries that she overcomes etc.

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  34. How about the spleen and the raj!? LOL I love the unexpected hero's!

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  35. I think the Incredible Hulk would be mine.
    A little bit different and big and muscular!

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  36. I think my favourite super hero might be SuperTed...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyvsQBcG9OU

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