One of the things I like to keep in mind as I am doing charity quilts is boy appropriate quilts. It is so easy for me to do a girls theme, I have so many florals in my stash. But boys are a bit of a challenge for me. Sometimes I can get a boy-inspired quilt using just color with traditional blocks. Something with reds and blues usually works. But those colors are low in my stash and usually go to Quilts of Valor. When I ran across this adorable barnyard fabric, it seemed like it would be a great backing for a boy’s charity quilt. So I pulled it out and began looking for something to go with it.
Laying it out, I began looking at the little blocks of chickens and sheep, cute aren’t they? I had just finished a panel quilt, and the thought occurred to me that I could use this fabric as the front. Then I would have a very quick quilt for Project Linus.
I found a brown print with enough yardage for back and binding, and loaded it on the longarm.
It was quilted with a very quick pantograph of clouds.
This really is cute, and I think a little boy would like it.
The fabric was cut in the middle of the printed blocks on both ends, so I ran a line of stay-stitching across the bottom and the top, along the printed checkerboard sashing as a cutting line.
Then I cut it off next to that line so the edge would stay secure.
Bound while watching TV in the evenings, it is now ready to donate.
This quick panel was the inspiration for using the barnyard fabric as a panel. It was loaded on the frame, quilted and had the binding applied in one day.
Cute little fishes, an ice cream cone, a lemonade stand and more in bright primary colors.
It has a summer theme. I think a boy would like this one too, don’t most little boys like frogs and watermelon?
Another evening of hand work while watching TV and it was done too.
Now two quilts ready to go to Project Linus. Are you quilting for charity this year?