Last January, I set out to make my husband a quilt. A manly quilt.
He said it couldn't be done. (The manly part, that is.) But if there's one thing you can say about this quilt, it's definitely not girly! I fear I may have gone overboard with all that Kona Black, buy hey, it's manly! The rest of the fabric is Authentic by Sweetwater, which is such a great, unique line!
The back is mostly the "Dictionary" word print with a strip of patchwork at the top to make it a little more interesting.
I especially love the Authentic number print for my number-crunching husband who's getting his MBA in Accounting.
I really like this green stripe for the binding. At first I was bummed that I didn't cut the stripes horizontally, but now I kind of like them running vertically. (And yes, I machine stitched the binding to the back of the quilt. Don't judge - this is a BIG quilt! For me, at least.)
Here it is resting on our couch, where it will spend most of it's time! I'm not crazy about my quilting (concentric diamonds) or thread choice (off-white.) I wish I was comfortable with free-motion quilting, because I've heard that's easier to do on large quilts. I was also really stumped on what thread color to choose. Maybe I should have used a variegated thread? Oh well, my husband likes it and that's what matters most!
The Man Quilt measures 70" x 80" and is by far my largest yet! It took over my entire breakfast nook while I was basting it. In this picture I'm standing where the kitchen table should be. We squished it into the family room so that we could have dinner with my parents. Yep, this is what it's like to live with a quilter!
All in all, this my least favorite quilt so far. It's a little too bold and geometic and it was big and heavy and awkward to work with. However, it's DONE and that is a very good feeling indeed. And now Mr. PinSewPress doesn't have to steal my quilt that's way too small for him anyway :-)
I'm linking up to Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday. Be sure to check out all the other great finishes!