I had a request for the template to make a quilted soccer ball. It was a project I did years ago, so I dug it up and wanted to re-post it. These instructions are a little hazy. I think I’ll put this on my list for videos to do in the future, but that probably won’t happen till summer. So if you want to give it a shot with just this…be my guest!
Quilted Soccer Ball Template – FREE DOWNLOAD
When I originally posted this, my kids were this size. This is us on a cold January day in Pennsylvania, just trying to make it through the winter.
Now they’re this size:
Where has the time gone! Anyway, at the time, I was working on a quilt for a little boy who loves athletics. His Mom said he likes football, basketball and soccer. I had seen patterns for basketball and I was inspired by Allison Harris’ football, so I figured that if she could do a football, a soccer ball would be possible. As it turns out, there are probably lots of soccer ball patterns out there.
You’ll cut one black pentagon, 5 black skewed pentagons and 5 white hexagons.
When you’re ready to sew your skewed shaped hexagons together, use this method. Yes, you have to do the tracing that she is mentioning, and place dots in each corner if you want it to turn out sharp.