Preview: Quilts for Boys!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the do-it-yourself sewing world, it’s that boys are hard to sew for.  Girls are no problem. Dresses, blankies, hairbows, fabric flowers, pants are all easy to make and girly prints are abundant. For boys over the age of 2 however, it’s a problem.

Thankfully, there are some bloggers out there making an effort for the boys. Made by Rae and Made will be hosting Celebrate the Boy in February, their second annual boy-themed month of sewing. Hoorah!

 Since I have some boy ideas in mind (and some for the Man of our household) I’m getting ready for February’s boy month. Above is a picture of the quilt bundle I compiled myself using the design wall feature at Fabric.com. Believe me, the design wall is amazing. It took me hours and hours, but seeing the fabrics in person, I’ve decided it was worth it. This was supposed to be a Christmas gift for both my husband and my son, but oops, I ran out of time. At least I tied it up and put it under the tree, right? 🙂

So, next week I’ll begin cutting out the squares (and rectangles–I’m planning two different quilts) and hopefully you will see two masculine/awesome quilts on this blog in February. The prints in this bundle are husband-and-son-approved, so I’m pretty confident that my efforts will be well received. Isn’t it fun to make something for the people you love?

The fabrics in this bundle are:

 Michael Miller Jam Session Guitars

Anna Maria Horner Innocent Crush Mixed Signals Seafoam

Amy Butler Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot Slate

 Moda Maison de Garance Woven Pin Stripe Brown/Tan

 Michael Miller Fairy Frost Onyx

 Claire Bella Houndstooth Blue/Brown

 Michael Miller Stone Huevos Grey

 Michael Miller Countryville Country Paid Toffee

Michael Miller Tools Black