Thursday, November 14, 2013

Let's Hear It For the Boys!

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.

                                           Then, I added a fish to the back to sign the quilt.

I used a tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.  You can find the tutorial here.  You can use any size block.

I've made many little boy baby quilts over the years--cars, tractors, trains, airplanes, teddy bears, outer space, jungle animals, etc.  I'd like to share a baby quilt I made for my first grandson, Nathan in 2000.  It would have worked for a little girl, also, but it has a blue background and several little boys on the quilt:

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.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Be sure to visit all of my fellow bloggers today:

                                                                Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Just Quilt It  (That's me!)

Thank you, Madame Samm and Amy for another great hop!  Now, Let's Hear It For the Boys!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

For the Boys Blog Hope Schedule

Before you know it we will be in the midst of another great blog hop.  This one is "For the Boys".  The schedule can be found below.  Catch mine (a clue to my quilt) on November 15th, the last day of the hop!

November 6th

November 7th
November 8th

 November 11th
November 12th

November 13th
November 14th
November 15th 

As you can see, it got expanded to include more days for more quilts!  Yeah!  Stop by to see everyone's great creations and get some new ideas for quilts for your boys, too.

A Wicked Winner!

Congratulations to Bonnie for winning my 2 fall fat quarters.  She has been notified and sent me her address, so they will soon be in the mail, my pretty!