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« on: February 01, 2012 03:18:12 AM »

I recently saw these in a quilt shop and knew I had to try my hands at them. A few friends of us were expecting babies - what an ideal situation to try something new.



As neither I nor the parents of the recipients are particular soccer fans, I changed the color scheme. Each pentagon is surrounded by five different colored hexagons, no two adjacent pieces having the same color.

Once you have all the shapes it requires some patience to hand-sew all the shapes together, but apart from that it's a nice thing to patch together in the evenings while watching TV.

I put together a tutorial including the paper piecing templates added below.
I'd love to get feedback on the tutorial and see any soccer balls you sew Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012 06:25:39 AM »

Oh, this is lovely! I'll try it if you post a tutorial. We have a friend with a small one coming to visit for a week, I've been stocking the spare room with pretty baby things for her and this would be such a nice addition. The colours and patterns are just wonderful Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012 09:12:53 AM »

PDF attachment has been added! Smiley Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012 01:08:44 PM »

Wow, thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012 12:44:16 AM »

Those are great! My sons both love the one you made!

Here is a link to different geometric shapes which turn into balls when sewn and stuffed: http://www.quilteposten.com/mykeballer.htm
It's in Norwegian but I think you'll get the idea.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012 12:15:00 PM »

Thank you for the soccer ball pattern. I have made two and have started on a third. You should warn they are addictive. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012 01:49:22 AM »

Thank you for the soccer ball pattern. I have made two and have started on a third. You should warn they are addictive. Cheesy

Thanks! I'm glad that the pattern worked for you - I'd love to see the ones that you have done.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012 12:24:46 PM »

That is beautiful...Thank you for such a wonderful idea and instructions. Maybe some day I can do one before my hands give out on me Angry
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012 08:13:18 AM »

I love this ball!  I had a similar one when I was a baby.  This one is much prettier than the one I had. 
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