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!!!