Hi Fellow Quilters,
Here in Texas, high school football is KING during fall semester! Football season starts in August, and continues into November. We have special themed “dress up” Fridays at my high school to get everyone fired up for the big game. Go team go!
Yes, football season can be a LOT of fun! Today’s new “Football SuperStars” quilt pattern is for the football fans out there, and you know who you are.
The “Football SuperStars” quilt pattern offers lots of flexibility, with a choice of three quilt sizes included in the packet. You can make a crib-sized quilt (shown in the photo above) for the new baby, a throw for snuggling on the couch while you watch the big game, or a twin quilt for your young football star-to-be!
You can choose any combination of the three block centers, all included with the pattern:
Paper Pieced Football
Applique Football Helmet
Easy Pieced Stars
The center blocks are surrounded by easy star blocks, making a simple yet stunning design. If you’d like to make your own “Football SuperStars” quilt for your favorite football fan, you can purchase the pattern right here in Ms P’s Pattern Shop!
I wanted to show you some “fancy stuff” that I did to personalize this throw-sized “Football SuperStars” quilt! Susan and I spent several hours at several quilt shops, looking for the just-right selection of blue and gold fabrics. We even forced our Mom to go along with us to the shops. (Yes, it was a hardship. But we all took one for the team!) I think that it was worth it in the end. What do you think?
I started with the basic “Football SuperStars”quilt pattern, and then I added a few extra touches:
- Football Mascot Applique Blocks
I used our new “Bobcat” football mascot pattern, since I’m a proud alumni of Montana State University. The Bobcats’ uniforms are blue, gold, and white to match our school colors. We have additional mascot patterns available in our pattern shop too! If you don’t see your mascot, please let us know! We have more mascot patterns in progress, so we may be able to help you out.
I added a little letter “M” on my players’ jerseys, for Montana! These little letters are perfect for personalizing the quilt for your team or your favorite player.
I used larger block letters to add a cheer to my football quilt. “Go Team Go!” You could add a name too, if you like.
- Huge Block Letter
We didn’t create a pattern for this block. I just used some gridded paper and drew a HUGE “M”, for Montana. I drew another, smaller, M inside the huge one because I thought it would look better with some contrast. And then I appliqued my “M”‘s onto a square of background fabric. It was easy. I like it! You could do the same thing with your school’s letter.
I hope that you enjoyed reading about our “Football SuperStars” quilts today! Are YOU ready for some football? Do you have a favorite team that you root for every week?