One for the boys!

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Oddly enough, this is exactly the same pattern (disappearing nine-patch) as the two "Girly Quillows" that I finished a couple of weeks ago. The fabric gives a completely different look, suitable for a little boy. This is for my great-grandson and I'm currently finishing off another, almost identical ,quillow for his little brother. Once finished, they will be put away for Christmas. Children have plenty of toys at Christmas nowadays, so I've made them something else - something they can keep forever. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! You won't need a pattern - just make it up as you go along, as I do! Quillows are lovely to give and receive as presents because, even when the child is too young to need a quilt, the quillow can be folded up into the pocket on the back to make a cushion for the nursery.

What you will need

  • Pure cotton "Pirates"
  • cotton thread
  • polyester wadding. The "Pirates" fabric is lovely
  • having pirates (of course)
  • pieces of eight
  • skulls and crossbones and fish on it in reds
  • blacks
  • blues and cream. I was lucky enough to find some fabric on the internet with galleons on it
  • which turned out to be just right for the backing.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

desna asked:
Great job again and v different from the girly ones... Amazing how fabric changes a pattern!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Desna! If I do this pattern many more times the sewing machine won't need me to guide it - I shall just put it on "auto pilot"!
banjolady asked:
You must have had a lot of fun making that and the little man will have even more fun using it
patz in suffolk answered:
There will be two of them shortly - pretty well identical, for two little brothers - my great-grandsons, Leon and Kian. So much fun that I doubled it!
grannysew asked:
how do I follow a pattern for this please? Brenda
patz in suffolk answered:
I'm afraid there is no pattern, as such, Grannysew. It's just a standard "Disappearing Nine-Patch" which can look different, depending on how you arrange the blocks. There is a very good You Tube tutorial by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Quilt Company which will give you all the information you will need. I've made lots of quilts using the same "nine patch" method and they all look quite different.