Saturday, April 14, 2018
Recipe for A Sports Quilt
When I first started quilting, I had the crazy idea of making a quilt in every existing pattern. This was before the current quilt revival, but even then this was an impossible dream. There are literally thousands of traditional quilt patterns, let alone all the wonderful new ones shared with us on the internet.
Now that I'm making quilts for charities, I think of good quilt patterns like recipes. There are some you go to again and again, like menus for week night suppers. They need to be simple, relatively quick to make, and use materials on hand. Most importantly, they need to be comforting for the recipient.
HERE for the PDF. They give several different sizes, all based on rectangles 4.5 in. x 8.5 in. and 4.5 in. squares. (They have links to lots of other good patterns, too.)
Many of the fabrics have sports prints--baseball, hockey, soccer, etc. I chose the fabrics of the other bricks from the colors of the sports prints, so I have red, black, green, and blue.
I'm wishing sunshine and good weather for all (including the robins!) this week.
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I love seeing what everyone else is making!