A few years ago I purchased a stack of flannel fishing fat quarters (Can you say that 3 times very quickly?) at a garage sale--a great bargain, but I didn't know what to do with them. For the Boys is a perfect time to use them. I decided to use them in a rag quilt for my DH's best friend's birthday. He is, after-all, a fisherman. I bought solid flannel in various colors for the back, used the prints for the front, and snipped away. I was very pleased with the outcome.
Here are some close-ups of the blocks:
I used a random arrangements of the solid blocks on the back--much easier than trying to put them in a pattern.
I used a tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. You can find the tutorial here. You can use any size block.
The quilt is all hand-appliqued and hand quilted with much, much love. I think it is the best quilt I have ever made.
What little boy wouldn't love a Mother Goose quilt?
I used a pattern by Bonnie Kaster in the book "The Nursery Rhyme Quilt". She has fantastic quilt patterns. The Cinderella quilt at the top of my blog is also one of her patterns. I've also made a Princess and the Pea pattern from one of her books for the director of the musical, which my daughter, Anna, performed in.
This fall I made 2 pillow cases for my DH. He is a huge Chicago Bear fan. One is for his bed; the small one is for a throw pillow he uses on his recliner.
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