Tuesday, April 6, 2010

And so I tried to design a "man quilt"

I've been promising my husband a quilt for a while.

I've been scouring Flickr for inspiration, but nothing quite fit.

He was beginning to give up hope.

And then I happened upon these awesome quilts  (from none other than Red Pepper Quilts and I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts) and I immediately went to work with this pile of Authentic by Sweetwater (which has been sitting around since Christmas) -


and turned it into this -




Bold, huh?

The husband was pretty skeptical that I could make a quilt look manly.  But he gave me lots of feedback while I was laying it out, helped me make some design choices, and by golly, he likes it!  In fact I think he actually agreed that it's "manly"!!!!!

I'm hoping it's not too bold, but I really felt like I had to add a lot of black to up the "man factor."

Now it's time to sew these blocks together!  The finished quilt top should be 6' square, making it my largest quilt to date, and my biggest challenge to date!

Wishing you a happy and productive week!

Mary

23 comments:

  1. Very cool and very inspiring. Always looking for guy stuff. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  2. Very nice :) My husband gives me feedback on all my projects...it's a fun way to include him. I followed you over from my blog and I'm loving your crafts! I'll be "following" now.

    Katie
    moremisadventures.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow! this looks awesome! Very Manly : )
    He's got to be happy with that!
    xxx

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  4. that is super awesome!!! love it, and wow, maybe my hubby would like something like that down the road!!! great job!!

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  5. That looks great! I should definitely keep that idea in mind!

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  6. wow Mary!!! that is awesome, just awesome!

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  7. LOVE IT! I had the same problem a year ago...trying to find "manly" fabric is not an easy task.

    Great Job!

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  8. That is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  9. What a great design. Even my husband liked it and usually he isn't too impressed with anything.

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  10. I. LOVE. IT!!!!! I love the fabric, the design, and everything!!!! Happy quilting with your largest quilt ever!!!!

    J is totally my design "cosultant". He has a much better eye than I do!

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  11. Definitely manly and definitely bold. It looks like you did it!

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  12. Mary - I love it! It is a very "manly" quilt. But I would use it. :)

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  13. I love it! Very "manly". My husband has also requested a quilt but I've been putting it off. This actually looks fun to make and still "manly". Perhaps I will actually make him one soon.

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  14. This is perfect! I LOVE the design, good luck with it!

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  15. This is so bold and soo cool. You did a great job!

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  16. What a great quilt! My husband has asked that I create a quilt for our king sized bed and it seems a bit intimidating - the size, but will give it a go. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  17. Great job in the manly department! It is hard to make a quilt manly looking! I'm planning one for my son & taking a long time to think it through.

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  18. Awesome! I love the black, it just sets the whole quilt!

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  19. It looks amazing! You can't really go wrong with Authentic, and I like the man factor!

    Kirsten

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  20. This is going to be a beautiful quilt! Very manly :)

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  21. It's awesome! It's perfectly bold.

    The quilt I'm about to quilt is a "manly" quilt too.

    Jennifer :)

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  22. Mary,

    I just happened onto your blog! Love it! You are so creative! I did want to ask you, did you have a pattern, like an actual written down pattern when you made your "manly" quilt? I totally want to make this for my hubs!

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