I’m working on a baby quilt for friends of ours, for a little boy who will grow up to be a fan of the Dallas Cowboys just like his Daddy. I knew I wanted to make a quilt that celebrated that additional bond father and son will have from watching football together. The quilt would need to be instantly recognizable by any fan … and to my mind, that meant incorporating the Dallas star logo.
I looked at a lot of star quilt designs and didn’t find anything that was just right until I stumbled into paper piecing and found this pattern from BubbleStitch on Etsy.
Did I mention that I’ve never done paper piecing? Look at all that! Yes, I was intimidated, but I really needed that star. So I searched again for a tutorial on paper piecing, and I really liked this one from Faith at Fresh Lemons Quilts. She made it seem possible. (The star pattern is just the pattern, no instructions on paper piecing are included.)
I dove in, changed my colors around to represent the Dallas Cowboys, and ended up with this:
Not perfect, but I think it will do! If you’ve wanted to try paper piecing, read through Faith’s tutorial a few times to wrap your mind around, then go for it!
Still more to do on this one, so check back later for the finished quilt!