Thursday, November 10, 2016

Modern Scout Duo Tutorial

I am so excited to be sharing a new Riley Blake Design Team tutorial with you today!!!  When I first saw the Modern Scouting Fabric line I just knew I had to create with it.  My oldest is currently working on his Eagle Scout project and I just knew this would be perfect for him.   And luckily, Riley Blake made an awesome Quilt Panel and Banner Panel that made creating with it so easy and so fun!!!  So here it is, the Modern Scout Duo!!!

I started with the center quilt panel and then added some plain and Half Square Triangle borders to give it a fun Modern Flair.  The tutorial walks you through how to whip this up, and you really can whip it it up in no time at all ;)   And my son absolutely loves it,  Yipeee, happy mom ;)

And of course, I had to make up the pennant banner to go along with the quilt, or it wouldn't be a duo ;)   The tutorial also walks you through the basics of how to put these easy to use banner panels together.  Seriously, this is one of those instant gratification projects, so fast, and so fun!!!!

I did a lot of straight line quilting on these.  My son said he wanted the quilting to look "boyish" so I took that to mean no swirls, or feathers, or such.  So ya, I got a lot of ruler practice in, which is good because I really am trying to work on that, and I get more and more confident each time, although I did break 2 needles, but I blame that on the really good book I was listening to that distracted me ;)  Anyhow, I am super happy with how all of the different straight line quilting really made the elements of the panel as well as the separate borders pop ;)

And so if you happen to have a super special someone that is in the good old Boy Scouts of America, you might just want to whip up your own Modern Scout Duo.   You can find the complete step by step tutorial on making both the quilt and the banner over at the Riley Blake Designs Blog ;)

And hey, I have to say, it feels pretty nice to "Be Prepared" for when he finishes his Eagle Scout Project.   

Thanks for popping in today and sharing this fun new finish and tutorial with me.   I hope you just love it as much as I, (and my son for that matter) do ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Where can I purchase fabric to make a quilt and banner? I only saw fabric in large lots (or bolts).

    1. Just keep an eye out for it at your favorite online quilt shops. It should be hitting shops any day now ;)

  2. Congratulations to your son on his Eagle project! I have two nephews that are Eagle Scouts, as are my brother and step-brother. And my step brother is a scout executive with the Boy Scouts. I have got to find this fabric!! Thanks for the fun tutorial, too!

    Sandy A

  3. Congrats to your son on soon becoming an Eagle Scout! The quilt is beautiful and he will have it forever!

  4. Congratulations to you as a parent and also to your son's father. For behind every good scout, there are his parents guiding, nudging, and pushing him along. I have four sons and one daughter; three of the boys are Eagle scouts and my youngest son made Life scout before he dropped out of the program but has a black belt in Taekwondo and my daughter has the gold award in girl scouts. I know the kids only get there by hard work and devotion to the scouting program but I also know that they can't do it without the help of their parents and leaders. Karen

  5. What a wonderful quilt project. So proud of your son! My husband, son and nephew are Eagle Scouts so I know all the effort that goes into attaining that goal. My Dad always regretted not getting Eagle, but was active in Scouting for 80 years.

  6. Congratulations on your some making it to Eagle Scout! My son is in his 1st year of Boy Scouts, when I saw this fabric on I knew I wanted to make him a quilt. I want to make a double sided quilt for him. One side this fabric (s) and the other side his old Cub Scout t-shirts and uniforms. What size is this quilt? I am hoping on making a twin size (would like to see him use it). Thank you for sharing and helping me improve upon my vision for his quilt.

    1. The quilt finishes at 56" x 64" What a fun idea to use Cub scouts on the back!!!


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