Monday, February 22, 2016

A little boy Boomerang quilt.

**This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop right here**

I've been wanting to make the Boomerang Pattern from Crazy Old Ladies for a while now. I'm trying to pay more attention to "my style" and I'm definitely drawn to more graphic, geometric quilts.

Probably over a year ago, I saw this little monster fabric and just had to have it. Since then, I've been collecting what I would call "little boy" fabrics with no specific purpose.

Aren't those monsters adorable? (there are also lady bugs and pandas)
Then inspiration struck and I knew this pattern would be great to show these fabrics and still keep the quilt masculine.

The dinosaurs are my absolute favorite
I didn't have enough "novelty" fabrics so I hit up my stash to fill out the requirements for this quilt.


Backing with flannel is my new favorite thing and I found the most adorable 'monster' flannel!


 And sure enough, as I was putting this one together, my 4 year old little boy (he's four!?) was totally drawn to this and kept asking if he could have it! Of course he could have it, but then he didn't understand that he had to wait until it was finished!

I think I've mentioned before that my quilty goal for this year is to improve my quilting skills. I've been taking this Craftsy class  from Amy Johnson and got all the gear to start ruler work on my domestic. This quilt had to be a guinea pig!


I used one of the Westalee rulers that is intended for concentric designs but put them on end instead within the "boomerangs".  (btw- this company has the BEST customer service)


And I just used my walking foot for the straight lines.


Binding is all polka dots.


I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. My son is already snuggling with this one and that's really all that matters.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Monster Boomerangs
Fabrics: The Littles plus stash
Finished size: 58" by 70"
Finished: February 2016




6 comments:

sticksonaplane said...

What a perfect little boy quilt! That monster flannel on the back is too cute.

Cynthia said...

Looks great!! Love those monster fabrics! So cute!

Denise in PA said...

This is so incredibly adorable! And I love the sides - very cool!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

That is super cute! That back!!!! LOVE IT!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is fabulous quilt, Becky!

Needled Mom said...

That is really cute and I love the back as much as the front.

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