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Thread: Help for ideas for boys quilts.

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    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
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    I have 5 grandsons. I am looking for possible patterns for boys 10 and 13, very involved in sports.
    1 grandson is 4 and I was thinking about taking some of the pictures he has colored and make patterns from the pictures and then piece some of them together and sew onto blocks for his quilt. He colors very well and stays in the lines. The youngest is 3 yrs old and he likes ball of all kinds. The two older ones are brothers and the two younger ones are brothers. Any suggestions, or patterns or anything. All help is needed and wanted. :)

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    We used the alternating 4-patch (like the Quilts for Kids) for 2 of our nephews using motorcycles for one and football for the other. They turned out great and the boys love them. They are very easy to do, which is one of the reasons we picked the pattern. If you're looking for something more complex the Carpenter Star is good.

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    For my farm kid grandson I used a disappearing 9 patch and three fabrics. I used a John Deere tractor print and a green and a tan. The fabrics didn't exactly go together but they worked really well for fields. I like the D9P done with just three fabrics.

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    You could try applique and put on their favorite sports or interests :lol: Or use male type fabric and a regular pattern

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    Made both of my nephews a basketball quilt, it's a basketball court with lines on the parkay floor(shooting lines), and a hoop, with a ball(circles in orange, with black zigzag lines to make it look like a ball. there were 5 different sizes going to the net. They loved it, see if I can find a pic.

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    You could make this quilt using a sports themed fabric and two coordinating fabrics. http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

    This pattern is really easy to adjust if you want to make it bigger.

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    I pick a sports fabric for my main fabric for boys quilts and then build around it. Do they have a favorite team? You could maybe make a quilt using fabric from their favorite team.

    Or do they have a hobby or interest that they enjoy, like astronomy? You could use a fabric with planets and stars.

    I am making a quilt for my son using a number of golfing fabrics. He is an avid golfer and will love it. There are so many great novelty fabrics out there that you should be able to find something.

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    Hi, Discover what each child likes, be it sports, hobby, or other interest. There is a lot of fabric out that for each. You just have to research and find it. Wish I could be of more help. I just finished a soccer quilt for my great nephew. It is reversible so he can change it around. Good luck.

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    they don't stay that little that long. don't make something they'll think is babyish in a short time. a 5 yr old thinks a 4 yr old is a baby, and so on. think big boy.

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    i dont have the pattern for this one but if you find a focal point it would be simple to recreate
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    i made this one for my son using this pattern but diffrent colors and centers

    http://www.classiccottons.com/quilts...allhanging.pdf

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    here is a link to classic cottons, they have tons of free patterns you can easily alter for a child. just switch up fabrics

    http://www.classiccottons.com/free-q...atterns1a.aspx

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    I would tend to finds a novelty fabric or panels that reflect interests. I particularly like very large 8 point stars with square panel centers, although I don't see one at the moment. Adam's quilt is one of a pair I designed for my new step grands. My neighbor simply alternates large squares of novelties and plain fabric for her DGSs.

    Of course, printing photos, drawings, etc. is also a great way to individualize a quilt.

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    I totally agree with QM, I love to see quilts with "stars" on them for guys/boys. For some reason they seem very "manly" for me. I would also find a good focus fabric for them. either in their fav color or if they are really really really into a hobby that isn't going to end in around 4 years I would go with that. Sports are all fine and good but if they like outdoorsy stuff I would go with those fabrics. I would also go with marbles or batiks that are not too girly. This is the quilt that I am working on for my son. I don't plan on him growing out of it anytime soon. but then again he isn't even 2 yet. This is for his twin size bed. (attaching in a moment) I took and purposly made it more "big boyish" than kidish because I want it to last for many years for him. well at least until his room color changes.

    i have this quilt on here if you want to get a better look. just look under my posts
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    have you checked www.fatcatpatterns.com ? Lots of really cute kids quilts in there

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    How about outer space or doggies or disney cars?

    www.beautifulquiltfabric.com

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    T shirt quilts are wonderful!

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    I did a simple 9 patch using novelty flannel-bugs, frogs and lizards- mixed with coordinating solids. was a big hit!

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    Most quilts are really designed for women or girls, but it is not too hard to come up with things that are more masculine.

    another quilt made for a country boy
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    I love them all. Thank you for introducing me to this forum. This is the only one I am on. Where do I find other ones? Carolyn

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    Here's one that I'm planning to make for a grandson. You can change up the fabric in the large squares according to the boy's interests/hobbies.

    I didn't make this quilt, but saved the picture for future reference.

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    Adams Square is spectacular. Carolyn

    I copied your focus squares and brown/tan/cream strips.

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