This quilt was made for our second grandson, now nearly nine years old. He's the one whose dad took him out into the backyard and taught him to throw a perfect spiral pass at the age of two! This kid lives and breathes football! And other sports too. The theme for his quilt was obvious from the start. I spent several months rounding up miscellaneous fat quarters of sports related fabrics, and then adapted the size of a pattern I'd seen in the April 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting called "Sticks and Bricks" to make this twin size quilt.