Do you have sons? Or grandsons? Or special little (or big!) boys in your life? As a quilt designer, one of the comments I hear so often from people is how few patterns there are that are good for boys. I suppose there are so many pretty fabrics out there, we designers get distracted making pretty things!
I have two boys so I always try and have good boys patterns, but they're mixed in with the others. Here is a book that is especially for the boys in your life! And the tomboys of course :) My friend Angela Yosten -you might know her as the Moda Home Mom - is the clever clogs behind this fantastic book, and it really is a good one.
I think I even have some teenage boys around here who would think that no parking quilt was pretty cool. There are 12 projects in the book, all centered around the theme of traffic signs. I love this One Way sign, imagine how cute that would be in the hallway of your house?
One way, Fielke boys - all the way down the hall to your homework. Ange has even thought of the Aussies and put one of our common road signs in!
Yep, kangaroos crossing. A good warning in country AUS to slow down and keep watch in your headlights. I have to say it isn't my favourite one of our road signs, I am rather partial to the wombat crossing:
You want to be careful of those little buggers, they can put a serious dent in your bumper bar - and walk away afterwards!
If you want to know where to buy Ange's fantastic book, it is the Book of the Month at the Fat Quarter Shop this month, and I'm sure available from your local quilt shop too! Or you can try your luck here and win a copy.
Just leave me a comment and tell me the name of your street (don't worry I don't need numbers or suburbs or even countries! Just the stree name) and you will be in the draw to win. Winners in the USA will win a physical copy of the book and if the winner is from overseas you will be sent an eBook via email. PLEASE make sure you leave an email for me to contact you or I will immediately draw another winner.
Make sure and check out everyone else on the blog tour too! Thanks for having me Angela!
Day 1 (Monday, August 6): Stash Books (California)
Day 4 (Thursday, August 9): Natalia Bonner (Utah)