Just in time for the Superbowl!

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!
Mirage Flannel (Cream) Polka Dot Flannel (Chocolate)

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?


  1. Linda Christianson - January 25, 2013

    It needs to look more like the shape of football, otherwise cute idea.

  2. Pam Nieman - January 27, 2013

    Great table runner for the party!

  3. jenna - January 28, 2013

    Great job Katrina! It looks so comfy. 🙂

  4. Nancy White - January 30, 2013

    I think this was very appropriate for the time of year, and lots of fans!