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Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!

Welcome to Day 5 of the Blog Hop!
Way to go Angela!
A book like this was way overdue!



Those of us who have sons understand why! It has always been difficult to find sewing projects with little boys in mind.

Boys and girls are so different growing up. I can remember my niece coming home after school crying that she saw a bird all alone on the way home. It had no friends!

My son would run in the door yelling. Guess what Mom? Jeremy threw up today and he had Fruit Loops. The really cool part is that the janitor came in and threw kitty litter on it!

Hence the difference between boys and girls! I know that girls like cars too … but boys LOVE cars and all associated with them.

My son collected Matchbox cars for years. We still have them in boxes up on the bedroom shelf …


He would really have enjoyed this quilt from Angela’s new book on his bedroom wall …


My husband has these old cars from his childhood on the desk in the den …


And these signs in the garage. They never grow up do they?


The projects in this book are fun!

This is one of my favorites!


To win a copy of this fabulous book leave a comment below. Tell us a funny “boy” story or just say hello.

The winner will be chosen after midnight on Friday August 17th.

My son is now a grown man with a family of his own.

I think he will enjoy sharing this photo with you …


He told us that he wanted to be a cop when he grew up … A BIG BLACK one!

Tomorrow is Saturday and Day 6 of the hop! GO … visit  John Adams from North Carolina. I have just recently discovered his blog and am now a fan. Can’t wait to see what this “Quilt Dad” has to say!

For more information on this great book and to see more photos visit Angela at her blog too!

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails …



68 responses to “Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew!”

  1. Jan Richards says:

    Our 4 year old grandson Jack would love these
    quilts. Jack is part Italian and loves to go around saying “fuhgetaboutit” in his best accent. He also does a pretty accurate Yoda
    impersonation. Thanks for a chance to win this fun book.

  2. Those matchbox cars are worth a bunch. My DH had a collection that got lost to him along with his GI Joe’s. He would certainly like to have them today. Enjoyed your post.

  3. Amy C says:

    Ah my funny boy storu would be when I went to see my sister with her brand new baby -my nephew- and she was showing me how to change a diaper and I guess the cold air made him wee — and this wee arched up and over my shoulder (quite a height as I was standing and he was on the bed) and landed on the baseboard radiator and in a wee dish that was on the window sill above the radiator! We have never laughed so much in our lives as on that day. We still giggle about it!!!!

  4. Jill says:

    I have girls no funny boy stories, only on my husband and I better not put them on the web, haha, but would still love to win. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

  5. Carrie says:

    This book is awesome! What a great addition to any quilters bookshelf. The ideas for gifts and for my own kids is great! Love it.

  6. Kate Brown says:

    When my 3 and 7 yr old grandsons got here for their visit, my husband got out all of their boxes of toys from the back room and put the boxes in where they are staying . (downstairs family room) Well they played down there for a while, we all had dinner and poppa took them down to the beach for awhile. After they came back , had their baths etc they wanted to go back down and play. By then my husband was going to bed and he promptly fell asleep. My daughter goes downstairs and I hear her yell out holy hell what happened down here?!?! Evidently they took out every toy and had strewn them around the WHOLE room. At this time the oldest says Poppa did it and the little one chimes in ya poppa did it. 2 minutes later the 3 yr old comes marching up and into our bedroom where my husband by this time is snoring. His little finger is going a hundred miles an hour and yelling at him, poppa you made that mess and you know better. Dont you do that again. Places his hands on his hips looking totally furious and marches out of the room. So, I said to him gee Nathan, you just threw poppa under the bus for sure, to which he replied and we runned him over with the back wheels, and went off back downstairs. LOL I about died laughing. He went down told him mother that he told poppa and poppa was going to clean it. hehehe I think the oldest is teaching him 🙂

  7. Gina S. says:

    No story but would love to win a copy.

  8. shannon j says:

    I could use a caution sign around my house…My sign would be one of those yellow signs with children on a teeter-totter. Caution: Children at Play is a very fitting sign for me right now since I have 2 toddler boys underfoot! I would absolutely love this book. I would love to make some of these items for my 3 year old’s vintage truck/car/transportation themed room. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Sherri I says:

    Neat blog. Neat book. Thanks for the Chance to Win!

  10. Nyla-Jean says:

    Looks like a great book!

  11. Susan says:

    Well, I have 5 boys so I could really use this book! The youngest will be 3 on Sunday. Life is never dull around here, even when I get to sew. He doesn’t say “s’s” so when I am sewing he will ask, “Are you wewing (pronounce like sewing,) Mama?” Are you donna make me a twilt?” I’d love to win this book and make him a “twilt” from it!

  12. Amanda W says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. Having 4 young kids (2 of them boys) life is interesting.

  13. Jennifer Grady says:

    Harrison, my 6-year-old nephew, is in a house filled with girls, and he wants to do everything they do. They often play dress-up and not to be outdone, one evening he came up from the basement with his sister announcing his appearance, “What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever seen??? Presenting, Harrison!!!!” Into the room he comes dressed in one of the girl’s mermaid costumes. It was complete with a flip-up tail, a jewel in the belly-button, and clamshells over the breasts. He was about 4 and could not have been more proud. And yes, we took pictures (after we stopped howling and crying, of course). Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Bea Gibson says:

    I have Matchbox cars from my son’s from 1963 on..my grandson’s played with them and now I have my first great grandson who will play with them.My cars look much like your cars in the boxes…so cool!

  15. mary says:

    I don’t have any funny boy stories today just a cute one, I had to take my 2yr old for a blood test and he screamed a lot, he cried and on the way home he said ‘lady make me sad and hurt me’.
    thanks for the chance to win

  16. becky derry says:

    This book really is enjoyable[from what I have seen]. Also the hop helps me find new sites like youself to follow,enjoy and learn from. Thank-you Becky

  17. Erin Hutchinson says:

    My oldest son was 3 and a half years old and visiting my twin sister when she was pregnant with my niece. He asked about how much it was going to hurt when they cut open her belly to take the baby out (both he and his younger brother were born by c-section). When my sister explained how her baby would likely arrive, he came home to tell me that my the doctors weren’t going to cut open his aunt’s belly to get the baby, they were going to come from CHINA.

  18. Melisa Bowman says:

    My son loves, loves, loves cars! I am so excited about the projects in this book! Thanks for a chance to win. I am really enjoying the blog hop. I am quickly acquiring more “must follow” blogs. What a great way to promote this book and the bloggers who support it.