Saturday, October 16, 2010

Football Around the World

Pieced Pigskin by Deb Rowden,
Quilted by Lori Kukuk, 2009, 25" x 25".
A gift for Deb's Dad

Deb's Dad Walt in 1950

Me and my brother about the same time
I watch a lot of football on TV. The one thing that fascinates me is how they put that colored line on the field digitally.

You can see I am a big fan.

But I do enjoy seeing how quilters turn sports images into quilts---either using sports-themed prints or  piecing or applique.
Football or Futbol

Here's a soccer quilt pattern pieced by Veline. See the pattern at The Pattern Company

Fleurette in South Africa posted some views of a quilt show on the theme Images of Sports held during the World Cup in July.

See her posts here with images of some clever sports designs:

A pattern for Deb's Pieced Pigskin is in my book Sew Into Sports: Quilts for the Fans in Your Life.
Morna McEver Golletz recently reviewed this in her email newsletter Professional Quilter Online.

Quilt historian Barbara Brackman is not a sportswoman, but that doesn't stop her from making sports-themed quilts for charities and for her nieces and nephews. She points out that the raffle quilts that brought in the most funds were autographed sports quilts, noting that combining the sports fans and quilt fans really multiplies your audience. One potential problem for quiltmakers is the sports fabrics, and here Barbara says to "think defense" and manage "your players." She includes eight projects suitable for the sports fans in your life. And, if you are interested in a charitable project, she's included tips for gathering signatures. I loved the "Slam Dunk Shoe Quilt" with its hightop basketball shoes and autographed soles.

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  1. Okay, so I am not so much a football fan, but the pictures and links are fun. Karmen

  2. Thanks for the laugh this morning! Great review too!

  3. Lovely quilts honoring the all time football, my hubby would love it

  4. My favorite part of this post is the bunnies on your brother's sweater... ;-)