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Quilts For Boys.

Posted on | March 14, 2017 | 7 Comments

Choosing fabrics to make into quilts for children is always very tricky, especially when those children get to an age where they like to be particular about what goes in their room. Our grandie knew the design he wanted but not the fabric.

My solution was to point our grandson to a few quilt fabric websites and see what he liked. Our eight year old decided to follow his interest in Skylanders and chose themed fabric.

Here is the resulting quilt.

It was a little tricky to start with because he only chose two fabrics – the grey in the borders and stripes and the backing fabric.

To make it work properly with some contrast and interest I added the yellow and blue from the same range, plus some black.

That was my way of using a bit of quilter’s license.

The quilt design is based on the strippie quilt from Mary Quilts.  

I have added extra length and a narrow and wide border.

I decided to use the second fabric of his choice as the backing so he can change sides when he wants to.

I had this one done with the same LAQ as the cat quilt from the previous post.

The quilting design is called Plush and shows up quite well.

I had enough fabric left over to make two pillowcases to add to the parcel.

This one and the cat quilt are the two quilts that are now winging their way to the states and I am tracking the parcel’s progress very closely.

I will let you know if they arrive safely and how long it takes. I have my fingers crossed!!!!

Cheers, Karen



7 Responses to Quilts For Boys.

  • Raewyn says:

    He will be thrilled to bits Karen – a good idea to get him to search and find fabric he liked. Great that you had enough left over for matching pilowcases as well! Crossing my fingers with you for safe and timely travels :-)

  • Joan says:

    What a thrill for your grandson to be able to pick out what he wants! It would be special enough knowing it came from you…but with the added creative license he got, it’s going to mean all that much more! You are the best grandma ever!

  • Fiona says:

    The quilt is great… how fun that he got to choose his base fabric….. Happy travels to this quilt…

  • Lesley says:

    What a great job in making such a special quilt. Love the idea that he chose the fabrics, and you did a super job of using them.

  • Frances Arnold says:

    This is a great design to showcase the fabrics that he chose. I am sure that he will LOVE it and I hope that you get many photos of him snuggled up under it!!!

  • Susan Snooks says:

    You won’t be telling us IF the quilts arrive, but when! Hopefully they will fly super fast to reach their destination safely and promptly! I love the idea of making matching pillow slips too! Nice job!

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen I love this and how lovely that your GS picked the fabric ,how did you end up sending it ? Fingers crossed that they get there my friend xx


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