A few months ago, Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter, came to our guild. One of the songs - about the journey of Sunbonnet Sue - told a story in 46 quilt blocks (http://www.singingquilter.com/ - scroll down to the Star & Plume Quilt).
The idea of a Sampler Quilt that tells a story is really appealing to me, and I'd like to make one for my son as he progresses on his journey through Boy Scouts and growing up. This would be a multi-year project most likely - but one I could pick up and work on various blocks along the way.
The problem I'm having is that the obvious terms like Scout, Hike, Camp don't translate well to block names that I can find. And I'm not doing a great job of thinking outside the box to figure out related terms that might work - as well as other descriptions of his journey. He crossed over to Boy Scouts this past February, so I've got plenty of time. His goal is to earn his Eagle - so that is my finish line - in the distant future.
Would love to hear blocks that you might include in a boy's story of growing up (he is also a hockey player - another area that does not easily lend itself to quilt block names).
I promise to share along the way - and also promise not to sing the story.