Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shoot for the Moon

I have two little boys (have I mentioned that before? :)  So I am always on the lookout for boy patterns, fabrics, ideas!  For market I decided I wanted a couple of really BOY quilt patterns.  First was On the Go, second is Rocket Boy!

Rocket Boy PDF Quilt Pattern

I wanted to do some tradtional piecing with the double hourglass and then add some fun applique pieces to give it some orginality and character.  Don"t be fooled though, this quilt can come together fast!

Rocket Boy PDF Quilt Pattern

I love the Americana feel this colorway and fabrics give to the pattern.  I am shopping around for another line to use for it too...I thought some really bright prints, maybe even starting at the bottom with browns, then greens, blues ending with purples would give the feel of shooting into outer space!

Rocket Boy PDF Quilt Pattern

As I've said before, often when we finish a quilt that will be in shops or on a pattern cover, we have out Aunt Wendy quilt it.  She's just too good!  I really wanted to have the stars, rocket and "Shoot for the Moon" to pop!  She suggested overall stippling and then outlining the applique pieces...and I think it worked fabulously!

I also asked for her to put an "S" and "O" in each of the rocket windows to represent my boys :)  She obliged.

Rocket Boy PDF Quilt Pattern

 Quilt Size: 51.5" x 57.5"
Experience: Intermediate
Fabrics in quilt: Wanna By a Cowboy 2 by Riley Blake Designs

Included in this pattern:
Color pattern cover
All fabric requirement information
Detailed instructions and diagrams
Images for applique pieces
Template for double hourglass block

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Average Quilter said...

You should enter in the Project Modern challenge - it looks great

Dorian said...

What a great quilt! I bet your boys love it. I like your brown/green/blue/purple color theory, I think it would look fabulous in those colors.

Ruth said...

I love the little rockets! So cute!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is such a super cute quilt!!!!