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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pirate Quilt for Son TT#3

AAAARGGGG, Matey!!!  My Son requested a pirate quilt a few years ago.  Mom never got around to it.  Fast forward to HS Graduation 2010.  Time for that pirate quilt.  Some of those old fabrics are looking  too juvenile, but as luck would have it,  Skull and Crossbones are in for 2010.  The fabric market is exploding with this fad.

Thus, my third quilt made with the "Turning Twenty" pattern is born, May, 2010.

Pirate Quilt

The black, iron on applique is from www.stensource.com/creativeiron.  It is under "for the boys" on the left.  These are so wonderful.  They are 100% cotton, laser cut and you just peel off the backing and iron them on.  I purchased mine at the Houston International Quilt Show. 

I picked out the quilting design from http://www.sweetdreamsquiltstudio.com/.  My LAQer (Quilters Crossing in Tomball) is able to download whatever I chose to her machine.  I don't have to feel bad about chosing a difficult design.

DS received his quilt the night of his Graduation Ceremony.  It went straight to his bed and he even made up his bed for a few days.


  1. I love this quilt... I was trying to figure out how to make an adult pirate quilt and googled it... this is perfect! Thanks for putting it online. Do you know where I can buy a pattern for it?

  2. So I guess you can tell what a novice I am to quilting. I read you blog and printed the photo went to my local quilt shop and ask them for a pattern. They immediately said "this looks like a Turning Twenty pattern. I thought you had just named it that cause you gave it to your adult son! Ha ha... silly right.
    Now all I have to do is wait for Halloween to get more skull fabrics.

  3. I've had very little luck finding certain fabrics for this quilt. It occured to me since I've had to buy 1/2 yards of some of my fabrics maybe you did too. If you have some fat quarters leftover and would like to sell them... I would love to buy them.

    Contact me at rockclimbingscooterist@yahoo.com