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Thread: Quilt for an 11 year old boy?

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    I've only made one quilt so far and am working on another for my daughter, but my son wants one and I can't find a design that doesn't look too "girly" for him. Can anyone please give me some more ideas to see if he would approve of any of them. Thanks so much.

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    I'm thinking about a puzzle quilt with manly colors, of course, for my 11 yo grandson.

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    I'm thinking about a puzzle quilt with manly colors, of course, for my 11 yo grandson.

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    He finally likes one!! Thanks! the only size i could find on the computer is really small... can a pattern be found for one that might be able to cover a twin size bed?

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    You can enlarge the quilt by making more blocks, or by adding borders. You could make the blocks larger, but that a lot of work! :) Welcome to the board!

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    what pattern did he pick. Maybe it wouldn't be too hard to enlarge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19
    He finally likes one!! Thanks! the only size i could find on the computer is really small... can a pattern be found for one that might be able to cover a twin size bed?
    You could always make it bigger.

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    I am attaching a copy of the baseball quilt I made from a pattern in Thimbleberry called Bedtime Story. You could actually use any pieced block pattern and just fussy cut the center motif, with something for a little boy. I made this baseball quilt for my 9 year old nephew.
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    Where did you pick up that pattern, am computer challenged ??

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    This is the quilt I made for grandson Ben who will be 10 this year. Block is very simple, 4 1/2 strips of a light and a dark to make the simple pinwheel blocks, trimed the pinwheels to 8". For the darks I used many different "boy" type fabrics, sports, pretzels, candy, etc. He loves it. You can make as many blocks as you like to make a larger quilts.

    I also made several girlie quilts in the same pattern but with more girlie fabrics. I've also made a smaller block for baby quilts. May in Jersey

    Ben's Lap Quilt - 2009
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    I'm getting ready to start a pinwheel quilt for my 8yo ds. He absolutely loves quilts though and will sit there looking at them with me and telling me which ones are pretty. He likes the pinwheel pattern, the log cabin pattern, and the three rail fence pattern...oh and overhaul Sam too!

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    It might be that what appeals to a boy most is not so much the design, but the choice of fabrics. If you can pick ones that play to his individual interests (sports, animals), and then put together a color combination that's not too juvenile, that might work.

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    Both those quilts are cool. I think either one would work for an 11 year old boy.

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    Both quilts are awesome! They also look simple enough that I might be able to pull it off... hehe. Thanks so much for all of your help today, I might actually be able to make him one after all.

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    IMHO, the thing about "boy" quilts is not so much in the pattern but in the colors and the fabric choices.

    Thanks for posting the square in a square baseball quilt. I am going to borrow that approach on a baseball quilt I have to make.

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    I made a quilt for my son years ago which he loved. It was a simple log cabin made from corduroy - black, gray, red and cream. Fast, easy, looked great and was not girly in the least. The quilt is now about 25 years old and I just realized I still have the leftover corduroy! Time to get rid of it.

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    For a boy that age...the puzzle pieces made out of deer, fish, sports fabrics that aren't juvenile would be fun too. Kind of a puzzle withing a puzzle design :D:D:D

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    It is definitely about the fabric. My nephews baseball quilt was actually a really frilly victorian fabric. Does not even look close to the picture in the book. Although worked out great for a boys quilt once I changed the fabric.

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    I copied this picture of a quilt that someone posted a few weeks back. I'll soon be making a quilt for my 13 year old grandson and thought I might copy it with different fabrics.

    I've bought a focus fabric that is allover bright colored dice. He loves to play games, so I thought that would be a good starting point. The rail fence part will be done in coordinating prints in the jewel colors of the dice.

    I agree that with boys, and kids in general, it's all about the fabric prints, not so much the quilt pattern.

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    Here are some "Boy" quilts I did but I came up with my own patterns.

    My Mother-in-law's Angel quilt
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    Luke's Baby Quilt
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    Whitney's Kobe Quilt
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    my 11yr old grandson requested a black and white print, so to keep it from getting boring i will topstitch it with red thread and border with black white and red print and bind with red.

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    i have foest animal fabric .i will match colors and fussy cut some of the scenes. another grandson is thirteen. he plays drums .Looking for drum fabric.
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    When my grandsons were of that age, they were all excited to share with grandma what sports they were in and my daughter had even decorated their rooms with their favorite sports themes so I did a snowball quilt for each with fabric showing their favorite sport in the snowball. They were a real hit. It is simple and turns out great for boys.

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    I don't think a pattern is necessarily "too boy" or too girl". I think the fabric makes the difference.

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    Not so much problem with the pattern. The trick is the colors and fabric choice. Both of my children (girl and boy) got a Mother's Dream block quilt for their HS graduations in their school colors. My daughter's is red, white and blue, my son's just white and blue. I used traditional prints with hers and chose a navy and white hand dyed batik for his. They look totally different and his looks quite masculine. Whatever you do, I am sure he will cherish. Good luck!

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