Other posts on this round robin: Our Quilt Block for the Kids Quilt Round Robin, Our Next Kids Quilt Round Robin Block.

We finished this round robin at the beginning of September, but we haven’t pieced the blocks H received yet. There were actually four blocks we made over the summer, and I just completely forgot to take photos of the third! I can’t believe I did that, but if you check #kidsquiltroundrobin on Instagram you’ll see everyone’s photos.

This last block we made was for the lone boy in our group of 4. He wanted a sports-themed quilt, and the other families in our group covered baseball, basketball, and football. I wasn’t sure how to make a soccer ball at first, but I knew I wanted to use orange for the backing fabric.

I have to be honest, H did not help much the sewing on this last block. I think she picked the orange backing fabric, and that’s about it. We were just so tight for time that last month. I ended up appliqueing the whole block, first attaching the white of the ball to a whole cloth piece of orange fabric. Then I appliqued on some loose black patches, using this template from Brights on White (formerly Fly Away Quilts). Her soccer ball is actually pieced with hexies, but I’ve never sewn hexies and didn’t have time to learn for this block (I was 2 weeks late getting it sent off because of our trip overseas).  So I cut some pieces, appliqued them on, and then sewed some black lines to connect them to each other. And voila. Soccer ball quilt block. 

We’ll try to actually make our own finished quilt by our early November deadline, I just have to get started with H’s costume first.