We are a baseball loving family. My kids love playing baseball, and I love the soft pretzels from the concessions stand...so it's a win win.
I actually made this quilt so long ago! I made it, then I flip flopped on how I wanted to do the fabric requirements and blocks in the pattern...so I put it on the back burner until I could look at it with fresh eyes.
The pattern uses fat quarters, but in this version I used repeats of fat quarters since I was still working out the pattern. I knew this quilt would eventually be given to my 8 year old, so I let him help pick the colors and fabrics.
Kathy quilted this for me and did an AMAZING job (imagine me clapping for you Kathy). The baseballs and the crosshatch quilting in the 16 patch blocks is perfection.
I put a soft flannel on the back of this one so it can be loved and used.
Since Bounce comes out soon (yay!) I mocked up the crib size using my fabric:
This pattern uses only simple piecing techniques, with no tricky seams, applique, or paper piecing. These blocks really do go together fast.
My favorite part of this pattern is that you can also use it to make a tennis quilt! And I love tennis (more than baseball...shhhh).
Also if I'm missing from this blog for the next 3 months you'll know I'm probably sitting on the bleachers, in the rain, on a baseball field somewhere eating my thousandth pretzel while watching my thousandth baseball game we were probably 10 minutes late to because someone couldn't find their baseball glove/cleats/hat/pants/jersey or all of the above. It's crazy and I love it.