My fellow quilters out there will understand this… while it’s not to hard to find nice “boy” fabrics for kids. Finding fabric that are “manly” for the older gents…. is much more difficult. Soooo much quilting fabric is flowers, flowers flowers. And most of the manly stuff out there is all woodsy/lumberjack fabrics.
So when I saw this collection of 2.5 inch strips on sale at MSQ, I snapped them up!
Now, of all the precuts, 2.5 inch strips are probably the hardest to work with. Not in terms of skill, but there’s just only so many things you can do with long, thin strips of fabric. Still, a little searching on the internet, and I came up with this block.
It’s mostly strip piecing, so it doesn’t take too long to put a few together.
I should be able to get 16 more from my strip set. That will give me 20 blocks. And I’m thinking a little dark blue sashing and some borders will bring this one out to a nice lap size quilt. Eventually…