Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quilt Retreat, Friday/Saturday

I have a name of a boy who is turning 12 in March, named Devon, and he likes "football and red".    I thought a simple Snowball block would be easy to make up, but then I made it even simpler by only doing half the corners.  That makes the remaining "snowball" in the center look more like a football, you know!

Then I worked on using the remaining bits of red and gray into Devon's name at the top.

From cutting off the corners of the square blocks I had "bonus" HSTs, so I could make a little sawtooth border for the bottom border.  No side borders on this one.

[The backing and binding fabric has red and gray footballs and helmets printed all over it.]

Dropped this off at Catherine's Monday, so she can quilt it for me quickly.



Fun time with Bonnie Beute on the Retreat
Tonight a play reading at Actors' Theatre
Leftover chili for dinner


Julie Fukuda said...

You certainly got a lot of mileage from that retreat. Those do look like footballs. What a cleaver idea. Did you say before you were using flannel? Devon should be tickled pink.(a mixture of red and white)

Cathy said...

HI!! Just found your site via Love Laugh Quilt. I like that football quilt. I have lots of football fans in the family. Will add to my list of quilts to make.

thanks and I am following you now.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Very clever, indeed! And what boy doesn't like red? And having his name on his belongings? Just great, Sara! And what fun times you have had on this retreat. Awesome great!

sophie said...

I love how you turned snowballs into footballs. Devon will LOVE IT.

diplofam said...

love it! Very bold! Can't wait to see it quilted!