Friday, August 19, 2011

Leslie Knope

"I'm too classy to say I told ya so
so I wrote it down on a post it"
-Leslie Knope, Parks and recreation

Didn't I tell you that Amy Sue loves boys? 

This pattern really is so versatile.  
For this quilt I used all sorts of boy fabrics.  

In my larger squares I used a piece that wasn't found anywhere else in the quilt top.  
I also quilted cross hatching that intersected through all of the larger squares so as to draw even more attention to these pieces.

Since this quilt is super busy I struggled with the right binding fabric.  
Ultimately I decided to use the cutest orange stripe.
I really love how it finished the quilt just right!

I have visions of using this pattern for an all solids quilt.  Or doing some really fun applique in the larger blocks.  Or even hourglass blocks would be so darling!  You could really switch out that larger block for just about anything your imagination can conjure up.

This Busy Boy Quilt is now available in my Etsy Store


Fabrics used:
Assorted Mini Mike and assorted Kids by Michael Miller.  Wheels by Riley Blake for large squares and quilt back.  Kona Solids School Bus, Lime, and Snow.  Orange Stripe From Little Things by Sarah Fielke for binding.


  1. I love seeing boy quilts! This one is fabulous. Absolutely love the binding!

  2. It looks great! The fabrics are darling together and the binding is my favorite!

  3. Thanks ladies :-) I have to say, the binding is definitely my favorite part too!

  4. cute! and my sister keeps telling me I need to watch that show!

  5. ha ha - and my word verification for that last comment was "parked" :-)

  6. This quilt is awesome. I have a friend having a baby later this year and would love to use this pattern to make one for her. Do you have a pattern available for it?

    I love Parks and Rec. So glad you do too :) I think we'd have fun watching TV together!