Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What to do with patches

Do you have a Boy Scout in your family who has a ton of patches that you don’t know what to do with?

Well I came up with a great idea for my son’s camping and other misc. patches. Robert Kaufman came out with a line of Boy Scout fabric that I found at quilt shops and quilt shows. On their website I found a free pattern and thought that instead of making a quilt for my son I would make a wall hanging to display his patrol patches, camping patches, rank badges and his merit badge sash.

The pattern is a very simple 4 patch block and one large block, I added black sashing in between the blocks, put on a border and binding.

My next hurdle was how to attach the various badges. I started with my son’s sash which I put in the corner. Then I attached the badges and patches with invisible thread so the stitching didn’t show. Instead of having the wall hanging quilting I tied it.

Then I thought that it might be a good idea to enter it into The Lake County Fair, to my surprise I got 1st place and 2nd place in The Geauga County Fair.
Now I have a nephew who is a Boy Scout who needs a wall hanging soon since he will be attending The National Scout Jamboree next year.

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