Jack's Stripes

I finished this quilt a few weeks ago. I have had it on my list for years. Jack got a twin quilt for his bed when he was 2, but it got worn out a while back and I never really liked it anyway.

I just did a simple top (8 inch wide strips) - which took no time to sew together.

For the back I wanted to use only fabrics from my stash. So this was sort of improv pieced. I LOVE how it turned out. I think I even like it better than the front. It's nice that it's reversible.

The quilting was just very simple straight lines random widths apart. My lovely sister-in-law Emily quilted it on her new long arm! Thanks Em! (If you're looking for long arm work - you should check her out! Here.)


  1. The simplicity of this quilt is what makes it so beautiful. Also, I love the black binding.

  2. Great quilt! I can't decide which side I like better.

  3. LOVE the simple boy quilt! we see so many detailed things all the time it's easy to forget to go simple. this is awesome!

  4. Do you have a tutorial for beginners for this quilt? I love it!

  5. Love this, I think I'll make something similar for my boys when they get to needing a twin bed! So cute and simple. Might even attempt a queen sized adult version with creams and tans!

  6. I pretty much copied the back of your quilt as the front of a quilt for my grandson. I want to put a pic of it on my Pinterest if you will grant permission. Of course, I would credit you for the design.

  7. Is there a pattern? My Eight year old saw this and would like to make it as her first quilt to give to her brother. Or even just a simple guide to the front and back?

    1. Sorry, there’s not a pattern. I just drew it out on graph paper. You can find general sizing for quilts online.