Monday, April 10, 2017

A good guy quilt

This is a good guy quilt, don't cha think?   March 1st I saw this pattern called All Stacked Up-a freebie Fat Quarter Fun quilt by Amber and Amanda. It looked quick and easy and I was in the mood for that. I looked in my fat quarter bins and had the perfect yellow/green, black and gray ones that I had left ferment long enough. They wanted to come out and play, so I let them.  Quickly they pulled a solid black, with a medium and light solid gray into their playing circle.  I had it pieced a couple days later. You could say it was one of those DrEAMi moments, stop and do it right now!!

I quilted it up a week later and the weather was not cooperating to get good picutes. I must have taken 50 of them and none were good enough really. But Sunday morning it was just right outside, I grabbed DH and the quilt and plopped them on the deck and finally good pictures!


Love the plaid effect it achieved.


Hook Swirl freehand all over was accomplished on my Nolting FunQuilter.

Used up another fat quarter to give the back character.  All fabrics were from my stash.  Hobbs 80/20 batting and Glide thread were also used.

A very fun, fast quilt with great results.  I could just see sending this off with a college student!  It is now listed in my Etsy shop.

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22 comments:

  1. Love it...it is a good guy quilt indeed! I've got some greys in my stash that have been stewing too long to make one like this too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Love your version of this quilt! Your fabrics are perfect for a guy quilt.

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  3. Hi Vicki! Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt and for choosing mine and Amanda's pattern. I love the way it turned out! Your colors are fabulous!

    Have a great day!
    Amber

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  4. Really like this and can use it for grandson, have a lot of his plaid shirts.Thanks for the idea and have a great day.

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  5. The fabrics you selected really work with this pattern. Gorgeous!

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  6. This is gorgeous! A good guy is going to be very lucky :-)
    Great fabric choices! Thanks for the link and the inspiration.

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  7. That is a perfect guy quilt. I love the fabrics you selected and the quilting is lovely.

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  8. It is a great guy quilt! I love the colors and the plaid design. Nicely done!

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  9. Lovely design and suitable for a beginner too. It looks wonderful in those fabrics, masculine but not boring is how I would describe it, if you know what I mean.

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  10. This is a perfect quilt! Really pretty! Now you got me thinking...I love quick and easy projects...I'll put this one on my list! Fabulous quilting!

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  11. Oh, I love this quilt. It is very manly, yet not so strongly so. You did a nice job on it! ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  12. I could totally see this quilt hanging out in a dorm room. I can see why you had to drop everything and make it, those prints look great together in this.

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  13. Congratulations on your finish! Love this quilt! It is the perfect guy quilt.

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  14. Beautiful! I love how this one turned out :)

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  15. It is definitely a guy quilt. Not sure if it is a good guy quilt. Don't most of us like bad boys? There are definite undertones of darkness in his character with occasional sparks of brilliance. I'd call this a Nerdy Guy Quilt :-) but I love it all the same.

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    1. lol - so true :)

      Great quilt - so congrats on the finish!

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  16. Love this quilt, it is great for a guy!

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  17. What a great quilt! This overcast weather has been a challenge for photos, that's for sure. The colors in the quilt are really nice. I like your stash better than mine :-)

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  18. You're right, this is a great quilt for a Good Guy! Super neat plaid effect. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern, I've downloaded it. I have some fabrics in very similar colors and it's tempting to be a copy cat! But if I wait about a year, then it isn't really copying, right? Then it's "inspiration." :)

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  19. Phenomenal job, Vicki...it DOES look like a plaid...interesting how that just happened.
    It IS perfect for a guy, too. Very, very nice, Hon! BRAVO!

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  20. That certainly is a good guy quilt! Got a chuckle from the 'fat quarters that had fermented long enough', and thought maybe 'Sourdough' as a name for it. So glad you shared it on Midweek Makers!

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