When our super snuggly and soft flannel basics arrived, I knew I wanted to create something with them, but was a little hesitant on doing a larger project as I have never worked with flannel before. I wanted a simpler project that would give me the experience that I needed, but also a finished product. The perfect solution for this was the Rookie Quarterback Baby Quilt by the Robinson Pattern Company. While I’m not a huge football fan, I know plenty of people who are so this will make a great gift when the time comes. Or, I’ll just hold on to it for the next time the Buffalo Bills make it to the Superbowl (ha!). I might be holding on to it for a while if that’s the case…
The pattern was easy to follow and everything went together so fast. Cutting aside, it only took me a couple of hours to put together the quilt top, and that’s including plenty of husband and cat distractions. Working with the flannel was not a problem at all. I loved the extra clean edges when cutting and how nicely it stuck together and either eliminated or greatly reduced the number of pins that I had to use.
For this project I chose the Polka Dots Flannel in Chocolate as my main brown color and the Mirage Flannel in Cream for the laces. I like how the polka dots resemble little bumps on the football and the cream in the laces really helps make it pop!
If you’re looking for a quick football-themed project that can be finished before the big game, this it it! I really enjoyed working with the flannel and can’t wait to try another project with it. Do any of you have plans to work with it in the future?