Friday, January 24, 2014

Touchdown

This quilt started out as a joke…but then I couldn’t stop thinking about it!

Touchdown Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Within a few days a plan was written out, and fabric was being cut.

Since we are Seahawks fans (go Hawks!) I made it in blues and greens.  I actually made 2 versions of this quilt…the first one was claimed by Boy #2 down there before it even had binding.  So I made another quilt for Boy #1 using more lime green.

Touchdown Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

  I’ve had so much fun imagining this in other team colors (yes I spent way too much time thinking about this!).  So whether you love the Buckeyes or the Broncos…it still makes an awesome quilt.

Team Colors

The pattern comes in a Kid size (a perfect couch quilt for a child…the layout shown above) or a Throw size.  This one was backed with an aqua minky fabric and quilted by Kathy If footballs can be cute, these are so cute!

Touchdown Quilt

Touchdown cover

This pattern is in my shop as a PDF or paper version (paper copies are pre-order, I’ll get them in about a week).  There are 2 other newbies in there also I’ll post about soon.  After a little hiatus from doing patterns it feels good to get something out of my head and published.

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And just in case I forgot to mention it…go Seahawks!  ;) 

82 comments:

EJ said...

Oh my gosh! I am in love with this quilt!! I am making it in BYU colors tomorrow. Thank you!

Sigrun said...

Fun idea!

sophie said...

this would be perfect for my neview!

Esther F. said...

Wonderful design! It will be a great succes!!!
Esther
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Diane-crewe said...

it looks great .. and so nice to see a boys quilt x

Susanne vb said...

OOoooOOo just in time for the big game, how fun and GREAT job with the pattern. :)

Hitch and Thread said...

It's fabulous!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Super quilt pattern! I know a bunch of guys who would love this!

Johanna said...

Love it! I'm just finishing up a Shortcake quilt and have a Dottie set for the long arm. Oh wait, the bed quilt I have that needs to be quilted is Easy Bake. Hmmm......never realized that!!! I guess I really DO love your patterns! Thanks for keeping me busy!

Dominique said...

So cute and original!

natalie christensen said...

Love this pattern! One for the boys. Go Seahawks!!

karen said...

In my house, these would be Eagles and Patriots colors. Great pattern.

valentinegirl said...

so cute!!

DianeY said...

So clever! I love it!

Carla said...

Ahhh! It's darling! I never knew I could love a football ; )

Barb N said...

GO SEAHAWKS!!! We're having a Super Bowl Party - come on over!

Melissa Corry said...

This quilt is absolutely adorable!!!
Great job and I can see that the wee ones approve :)

jrelfoswald said...

My 5 year old grandson from Bothell would love it. Nice job!

The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co said...

That is awesome!! Have to make one! ;)

Sara said...

GO HAWKS!!! LOB!

Dorothy said...

Love, love, love this! Ordered and on the "to-do" list. And, Go HAWKS!!!!

Liz Rehrauer said...

Love your idea. Keep thinking. I'll be buying lots of green and gold fabric.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Love your idea. Keep thinking. I'll be buying lots of green and gold fabric.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Love your idea. Keep thinking. I'll be buying lots of green and gold fabric.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Love your idea. Keep thinking. I'll be buying lots of green and gold fabric.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Love your idea. Keep thinking. I'll be buying lots of green and gold fabric.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Love your idea. Keep thinking. I'll be buying lots of green and gold fabric.

Debbie B said...

This quilt makes me wish I liked football!!!

Suze said...

What a great guy (and gal) pattern. My daughter's FIL just died unexpectedly in December or I'd be making one for him, for sure. I may have to make one for another of my daughter's gal friends.

Melissa said...

that is awesome & super creative!!!

Lani Glasser said...

This is perfect! I am making this for my 32 year old son. We are Seahawk fans of course, living in Kirkland, WA. GO HAWKS!

Beth said...

I predict this selling well. My 13 yr. old loved it.

Mego said...

Too darn cute! My 'big boy' 21 years old would love this! I won't get it done by the big game where we crush Denver but maybe by next football season! GO HAWKS.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

So cute…great 'guys' quilt…both big and small!!!

Kim said...

Oh gosh - must.buy.now! We are big seahawk fans here too and I have two boys so I always looking for things they would like. This is perfect. Thinking I'll be making at least one in seahawks colors.... And then Oregon state beavers colors...... Yes!!!

asisewit said...

Love it! Seahawk fan from DAY ONE! Go Hawks!!!!!

Lana said...

Awwwhhh...YOU DID GOOD! Such a cute idea! I bet my little GB would love this!

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Rachel said...

I love this! Can't wait to put one together! Do you remember the solid you used for your footballs? It's the perfect brown!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Ok - this is just adorable! I think I'm going to need both a Georgia Tech one and a Colts one!

monkeyneedle said...

Oh, I better not show my honeyman or this will have to be the next quilt on my list. I love it!

tmcc4 said...

Freaking bought it!! For ME!!!!!! LOVE IT!!! I'm making ASAP!!!!! Yay!!!!

Foster Momma said...

oh my goodness! I have to make this for my son-he plays football! Any thoughts on how to make it bigger for a twin bed?

Gina said...

So fun!!! I love it!

Anne said...

A really really cute pattern and I love the Seahawks colors. But, I live in Colorado, so I have to say . . . Go Broncos!!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Oh Allison, this is way beyond darling! What boy/man wouldn't want such a great quilt. Perfect!

KMSC said...

My daughter and SIL live in Seattle so they are BIG Seahawks fans. I will have to make this football quilt for them. Great pattern!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love this Quilt! Love the colors!

Kellie said...

this is so cute Allison!!! starting the looking in pattern for the little guy and making it as an eye-spy quilt… now you got me debating whether to do the football one instead! love that you are back to making patterns, love each and every one of them! Sorry but GO BRONCOS!!!

Katy said...

With two grandsons I know this quilt will be fun. Thanks!
Gooooooo Seahawks!

Carla Kansky said...

I emailed Kimberly at fat quarter requesting a kit. I love it. Want to make it for Father's Day........the colors are perfect...he's a Seahawks fan.....hope she can get the kit together!! If she can't....still making it. So cute. Thanks always hard take stuff for the daddy's.

Dawn said...

That is so cute! Might have to make one for my 12th man. Have you seen the big 12's in the skyscraper windows downtown? Worth a trip down I5 at night. GO HAWKS,

Allison said...

For all those that want to make this a Twin size I'm going to put this in the comments in case it helps anyone! This is actually fairly easy to make bigger for a Twin...it just didn't fit with the layout of the pattern! I would just add another row of footballs on the bottom, and another 2 rows of the 4 1/2" strip blocks on each side of the quilt. Every 3/8 yard makes enough for 2 football blocks and some rectangles...so you'd need about 2 more 3/8 yards plus a whole bunch more 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles for the sides. Buy an extra 1/2 yard of the brown and white and you should be good to go!

Bec Clarke said...

I wonder if I can mix up the football to make it look like an Australian Football.
I will have to have a go.

Kinga Izabella said...

You are so creativ! What a great idea! Here in Europe football is not as common, but the quilt is just a dream! I think every little boy would be thrilled!!!

excuseme23 said...

It's brilliant, will be buying this pattern to make a quilt for my American friends.

zippyquilts said...

Love the football block!

Amy said...

I love this. I think I have just added 2 quilts to my list (for my boys). Thank you.... but Go Broncos!

MalinisQuilts said...

Awesome pattern. Love the two colorways! Perfect for any age boys :-)

Elsa said...

Oh my gosh ~ my dil's nephew is a big football fan and he'd love this quilt (I do too)! I just ordered it to make for next Christmas. I'll be doing it in his favorite football team's colors! Can't wait!!!

kelli said...

Ingenious! Stunning! I love this quilt, Allison! You are truly a gift! I'm also really sad that I start a new job on Monday and doubt I can get it cut and stitched up by next Sunday!

One English Teacher said...

This is a great pattern! I love how easily it can be customized for team colors.

Cindy said...

This is absolutely adorable! What a great quilt for all ages! Love it!:)

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Sabine Stobbe said...

Brilliant idea for a boys quilt :-))
Your patterns are so beautiful,
unfortunately there are only 24 hours per day.... ;-)
Greetings from Germany!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Ok, so I do not like sport. At all. Any sport. It puts me to sleep. But even I think those footballs are really cute. Well done.

Dolly said...

I wish I could choose a bigger font for my comment because THIS QUILT IS ADORABLE ! Seriously....what a way to come out of hiatus......and good timing too, right before next weekend's big game !

It's cutesy here, but could be 'manned up' for the big guys. You are GENIUS !

Gayle said...

Beautiful, something for the boys. My grandsons will love this one.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This pattern is just perfect Allison! I love it in Seahawks colors, even though I'm a Colts fan :) Love all of your designs.
Amanda

Joni said...

What a great design! Perfect for our peewee league's coach, he just had twin boys. Go Hawks!

Samantha said...

I live in Denver, but couldn't care less about the game- even so, LOVE this pattern! So cute!

Sherry said...

I LOVE this as would so many guys and a little gal I know. Since our team isn't in the big game we're cheering on the Seahawks! Good luck with this pattern, bet it will be a smash. I know I'm off to purchase it!

AnnMarie said...

What a great quilt!

Country Sewer said...


Our family are big supporter of our Buckeyes. O-H-I-O. Especially since OSU is just 40 minutes away from our home. This will be a great football quilt for our basement that will be decorated in scarlet and grey. Plus its a great pattern for my grandsons when they start playing football. Thanks! debbie

Elaine said...

Wonderful pattern, that's my kind of thinking and your button quilt is adorable too, great job!! Those are the cutest footballs ever!

B+J said...

I am so insanely in love with this pattern! I wish there was a possibility of getting one made before the Broncos win the Super bowl ;-) maybe next season I'll get it done.

B+J said...

I am so insanely in love with this pattern! I wish there was a possibility of getting one made before the Broncos win the Super bowl ;-) maybe next season I'll get it done.

Debby Daniels said...

Make a basketball quilt pattern that is a cute as the football pattern. I would be forever in your debt. Go Jayhawks!

Fran Gray said...

I love this and I especially love the minky on the back! I know of several little boys that need this quilt! Guess I better get busy!

Carol said...

This would have been a perfect gift for my friends here in Denver, if the Sea Hawks hadn't whipped us so bad in the Super Bowl :(

Chelsie C said...

I just had to make this for my son! I am just getting to piecing the footballs and was wondering if you reccomend pressing open or towards the drown. THanks!

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