Quilts 4 kids needs quilts for teen boys. Does anyone know of a pattern that was made with older boys in mind? I know I can make any pattern with fabric that is boy friendly but just thought I would see if anyone has any other ideas.
I made a quilt for myGreat Grandson in the yellow brick road pattern using blues and greens most with a fish , or outdoors scene. Actually, his others were frogs and bugs and such you could use in fishing. The quilt is a fairly easy pattern. Ginny
I would think the fabric choice more than the quilt design is what might appeal to boys. I found a fabric with skateboarders that I'm hoping to sew into a teen boy quilt.
It seems like goth-style skeleton prints are popular right now, too.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
I think a simple quilt with squares and flannel in blues, greens,brown, reds, etc is good.
There is a pattern called triple treaty hat is big squares made of 3 rectangles in different sizes. It is a variation of the rail fence ( which is also a good pattern for boys) but the middle strip is narrow ... 2" unfinished. One rec I think is 8" x 12 1/2" and the other 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" making a 12 1/2" unfinished block. Good for FQ's or scrap.
And flannel rag quilts are perfect for boys. I have four boys and they LOVE their rag quilts!!
I did a simple friendship star block pattern for my teen-aged nephew - used a navy blue, yellow, green and purple fish print star on a background of tan and gray-ish purple with sashing and double borders of navy and tan -- and a brown binding --light/medium blue backing. He loved it.
Flannels are great for boys but you can't use flannel fabrics in QFK quilts or rag quilts. Flannel generates too much static electricity. :~(
I just quilted one for an older boy and the fabric was sort of a safari print with jeeps and compasses on it. Kind of like a desert safari theme.
I love making denim quilts - I've done rag denim backed with a rainbow of batiks and tied denim squares backed with a peace sign sheet I found at the thrift store brand new. My 15 year old son likes them. But he sleeps under an applique "circles in square". It is a blue toned memory quilt made with shirts of his late dad's and some of his own old clothes.
I made this quilt top for Quilts for Kids. Haven't quilted it yet but it's next on my list. I used mostly blues and greens and made tilted blocks with yellow centers. I fussy cut hearts from fabrics with trains, sports and some other things and securely machine appliqued them on.
You could do a simple quilt as you go log cabin pattern in boy-friendly colors.
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