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

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.
  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.

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!
This pattern is in my shop here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern
 After a little hiatus from doing patterns it feels good to get something out of my head and published.
And just in case I forgot to mention it…go Seahawks!  ;) 

88 Responses to Touchdown

  1. EJ January 25, 2014 at 6:44 am #

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

  2. Sigrun January 25, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Fun idea!

  3. sophie January 25, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    this would be perfect for my neview!

  4. Esther F. January 25, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    Wonderful design! It will be a great succes!!!
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  5. Diane-crewe January 25, 2014 at 10:05 am #

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

  6. Susanne vb January 25, 2014 at 11:16 am #

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

  7. Hitch and Thread January 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    It's fabulous!

  8. Kathy@KayakQuilting January 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

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

  9. Johanna January 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    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!

  10. Dominique January 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    So cute and original!

  11. natalie christensen January 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

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

  12. karen January 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

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

  13. valentinegirl January 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    so cute!!

  14. DianeY January 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    So clever! I love it!

  15. Carla January 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

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

  16. Barb N January 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

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

  17. Melissa Corry January 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

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

  18. jrelfoswald January 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

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

  19. The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co January 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

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

  20. Sara January 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    GO HAWKS!!! LOB!

  21. Dorothy January 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

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

  22. Liz Rehrauer January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

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

  23. Liz Rehrauer January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

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

  24. Liz Rehrauer January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

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

  25. Liz Rehrauer January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

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

  26. Liz Rehrauer January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

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

  27. Liz Rehrauer January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

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

  28. Debbie B January 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    This quilt makes me wish I liked football!!!

  29. Suze January 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    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.

  30. Melissa January 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    that is awesome & super creative!!!

  31. Lani Glasser January 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    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!

  32. Beth January 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

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

  33. Mego January 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    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.

  34. Terry@ a quilting blog January 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

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

  35. Kim January 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    Oh gosh –! 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!!!

  36. asisewit January 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

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

  37. Lana January 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

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

  38. Rachel January 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    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!

  39. Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting January 26, 2014 at 1:13 am #

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

  40. monkeyneedle January 26, 2014 at 3:10 am #

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

  41. tmcc4 January 26, 2014 at 3:13 am #

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

  42. Foster Momma January 26, 2014 at 3:48 am #

    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?

  43. Gina January 26, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    So fun!!! I love it!

  44. Anne January 26, 2014 at 5:45 am #

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

  45. A Quilter's Mission January 26, 2014 at 5:50 am #

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

  46. KMSC January 26, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    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!

  47. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books January 26, 2014 at 5:54 am #

    I love this Quilt! Love the colors!

  48. Kellie January 26, 2014 at 6:00 am #

    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!!!

  49. Katy January 26, 2014 at 6:10 am #

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

  50. Carla Kansky January 26, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    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.

  51. Dawn January 26, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    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,

  52. allison January 26, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    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!

  53. Bec Clarke January 26, 2014 at 8:32 am #

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

  54. Kinga Izabella January 26, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    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!!!

  55. excuseme23 January 26, 2014 at 9:19 am #

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

  56. zippyquilts January 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Love the football block!

  57. Amy January 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

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

  58. MalinisQuilts January 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

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

  59. Elsa January 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    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!!!

  60. kelli January 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    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!

  61. One English Teacher January 26, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

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

  62. Cindy January 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

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

  63. Sabine Stobbe January 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

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

  64. Granny Maud's Girl January 26, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    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.

  65. Dolly January 27, 2014 at 1:51 am #

    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 !

  66. Gayle January 27, 2014 at 4:00 am #

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

  67. MaterialGirlQuilts January 27, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

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

  68. Joni January 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

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

  69. Samantha January 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

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

  70. Sherry January 28, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    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!

  71. AnnMarie January 28, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    What a great quilt!

  72. Country Sewer January 28, 2014 at 3:02 am #

    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

  73. Elaine January 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

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

  74. B+J January 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    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.

  75. B+J January 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    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.

  76. Debby Daniels February 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

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

  77. Fran Gray February 3, 2014 at 3:00 am #

    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!

  78. Carol February 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    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 :(

  79. Chelsie C May 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    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!

  80. Stephanie May 31, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    It was love at first sight when I saw this pattern. I knew I had to make it for my favorite little football fan but just not in Seahawks colors. Sorry, we’re Bears fans and the best part about this quilt was selecting all those blue and orange fabrics and seeing my little boy’s sweet smile when I presented to him on his 4th birthday.
    Love your work! Thank you for all your inspiration.

    • Allison June 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

      Oh what a fun birthday present for him! I’m so glad it turned out great!

  81. Sandra May 21, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    I love this pattern. Have made 2 in school colors for each of my grandsons and 2 baby in green and blue.

    • Allison May 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

      How fun! This is a great one in school colors!

  82. SANDEE G KING RHODENBAUGH March 21, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

    My grandson wants this exact quilt…go HAWKS! Do you have this in a kit?

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