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Thread: NFL quilt.....yikes!

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    I haven't quilted in years. But I'm getting ready to take the plunge. I really hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew. I plan to make a twin sized quilt for my sons birthday (complete with matching curtains and newly painted room.) I guess I'm not overly excited with the "theme"~~all fabrics from ALL the NFL teams. I'm just having a hard time getting pumped up to work on a major project that doesn't have an overall color theme...

    It would be a whole lot easier if he was a fan of one particular team, not the entire NFL!!!

    So, look for me lurking around here. I'll need inspiration and motivation....There will be scissors put to fabric Monday as soon as he goes back to school!

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    Well ... why not consider a good-sized square in a square so that the NFL piece for all the different teams - - each square would be highlighted by a contrasting color of some kind.
    How many different teams are there? Maybe 17?
    I just received some pieces from the hmmm ... Raiders (black and silver/gray)? Is that the one?
    I would be more than glad to send some to you ...
    I will have to tell Amma about your thread. Maybe she could show you some interesting settings for that type of theme.
    I would guess that you would need a good sized square ... consider different fabrics for the side triangles ... and maybe a bit of an intricate sashing ... just to add some intrigue and size to your endeavor ...

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    I am a big fan of NFL.. but I do have a favorite team.. So I thought I would add my two cents just in case it might help.. The main colors to the NFL are red, white and blue.. If you go to their site you find their logos.. Might make a nice center piece to your quilt and maybe you could use those as a main color.. What is your sons favorite color? I don't have any NFL fabric or I would try and help out there.. That is my two cents, I hope it might be helpful..

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Well ... why not consider a good-sized square in a square so that the NFL piece for all the different teams - - each square would be highlighted by a contrasting color of some kind.
    How many different teams are there? Maybe 17?
    I just received some pieces from the hmmm ... Raiders (black and silver/gray)? Is that the one?
    I would be more than glad to send some to you ...
    I will have to tell Amma about your thread. Maybe she could show you some interesting settings for that type of theme.
    I would guess that you would need a good sized square ... consider different fabrics for the side triangles ... and maybe a bit of an intricate sashing ... just to add some intrigue and size to your endeavor ...
    I had had some of the same thoughts....I'm eager to see how it turns out, I just hope I'm not disappointed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by missbehavinnow
    I am a big fan of NFL.. but I do have a favorite team.. So I thought I would add my two cents just in case it might help.. The main colors to the NFL are red, white and blue.. If you go to their site you find their logos.. Might make a nice center piece to your quilt and maybe you could use those as a main color.. What is your sons favorite color? I don't have any NFL fabric or I would try and help out there.. That is my two cents, I hope it might be helpful..
    I was thinking of the red and blue as well~~~I purchased some blue fabric with white stars and white fabric with red stars to use as accents....

    And, ironically, I had planned to paint the NFL logo on his wall. Great minds must think alike :)

    I'm down to trying to figure out what to back it with, and bind it with. I found a print that is just footballs, so I may try that and see what I think...

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    I think it sounds like a fun quilt. If you need some Steelers fabric PM me and I'd be glad to share some.
    Good luck with your project and please post pictures of your progress.

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    sounds perfect!!!

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    [quote=BKinCO]I haven't quilted in years. But I'm getting ready to take the plunge. I really hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew. I plan to make a twin sized quilt for my sons birthday (complete with matching curtains and newly painted room.) I guess I'm not overly excited with the "theme"~~all fabrics from ALL the NFL teams. I'm just having a hard time getting pumped up to work on a major project that doesn't have an overall color theme...

    It would be a whole lot easier if he was a fan of one particular team, not the entire NFL!!!

    So, look for me lurking around here. I'll need inspiration and motivation....There will be scissors put to fabric Monday as soon as he goes back to school.

    My son's loves nfl too but its only one team. The new england patriots. I made him a rag quilt and then a pillow case too match only not rag. I will try and post pics in pictures.

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    The football fabric all over the back sounds TERRIFIC!

    ANd, that red/white/and blue stuff .... I SHOULD have mentioned that! I am glad others read and have my back .
    Don't worry about liking the WHOLE quilt ... just like one block at a time.
    It is most interesting how GOOD a quilt will look when the boy is snuggling under it ... while not so good right under your nose ... being loved makes EVERYTHING look good .
    ANd, do not post your address or anything else on this thread ... pm people or have them PM you (PM-Private Message) ... your privacy and security is a good thing to keep as long as possible ... The thread is PUBLIC ... the PM is private ... okay?

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    There is some NFL fabric that I seen a while ago, it had ALL of the teams logos all over it... That might be interesting too :wink:

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