Officially en route to the birthday boy today, and therefore really and truly finished...
... for my great-nephew, Austin, who turned thirteen last week. Since he was born before I really started quilting, he's waited a very long time for his quilt. On the plus side, his is a lot bigger than the baby quilts his younger cousins have received!
The inspiration for this quilt came over a year ago, when I joined an online quilting bee to make blocks for Margaret's Hope Chest. One of the requested blocks was a very simple, sports themed hourglass block. If you look closely at the finished quilt for Joshua, you'll see a couple of familiar blocks in there...
... 9-1/2" squares of the sports print and black Kona cotton, cut diagonally both ways, sewn back together and trimmed down to 8-1/2" blocks.
Here are all of the blocks sewn together for Austin's quilt, before the borders were added:
I love how the super simple "hourglass" blocks come together and create the larger pinwheel design.
And I was really thrilled to find this flannel "MVP" print for the back. The colors were just perfect!