Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Man Quilts In Progress

Today's post is a work in progress on my "Man Quilts."  This little project has taken on a life of its own.  It started out with I believe 6 patterns of gray and black for me (I wanted a quilt, but every color I suggested to the wife she turned her nose at as not manly). So it seems that black and gray is manly.  While I decided that I bought enough material to make 2 quilts (Lap Quilts) you know that 2 is always better then one.   So I started cutting.  Originally I had a gray back that had roses on it (Yes again wife said not manly enough) and she re-commissioned that to the back of Hearts and Flowers 2. Hum just realized I did not take a picture of the back of this quilt or H&F2 well I need to stat taking pictures of both sides I think.  Any way back to the man quilt.  I have a friend Doug who I want to make a quilt for so added him to the list of people, o quilt for.  He was over and of course shook his head at me cause men are not suppose to quilt he says.   Any way showed him my original black colors (before telling him why I was showing him) and he rejected 4 of 6 saying they were not manly enough.  So we went shopping and bought 4 more colors in Paisley since that in his mind is manly enough..  The gray and the back white one in picture above is the only 2 he approved.  Once I get closer to done I will take a better close up so you can see some of the prints.  Any way I am now sewing, had 2 conveyor belts done (as my son calls them) when I took the top picture.  I now have 12 rows ( conveyor ) and have sewn 6 together.  This is today's (ok Sunday - Tuesdays) project.  Any way this project will be on going, as I now have I think 12-13 materials and added a number of people onto the list of who gets them so each will be unique in some way.  Oh on a note, gray Tie-Dye ended up manly enough for the back.

Linking up with on WIP Wednesday http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Brenda said...

Your quilt looks great! I've never made a rag quilt, but they are so soft! My husband has made 6 quilts - or I guess I should say he's pieced 6 tops - I've quilted them and bound them - but he enjoys it too.

bunbear said...

your quilts are looking good! keep up the good work.

bunbear said...

and i like the new header picture on the blog! your pic was nice too, but it's really satisfying, at least to me on my blog, to see some of my work right up top.

LynCC said...

lol!!! Manly men don't quilt? Sure they do!! My hubby helps with quilts sometimes. If he has a sit-down moment, he prefers to work on his cross-stitch dragon castle, though. (Oops - sh!! - don't tell anybody!) ;D Love the blacks and grays. That's going to be a really nice one.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This post made me laugh. I've learned that "manly" is in the eye of the receiver. Hubs, I've found, loves the quilts that actually have soft calico flowers, etc. I would have thought bold, dark earthtone quilts were his preference.

As a disclaimer, hubs is as manly man as they come, MP in the Army, retired, now a Deputy Sherriff. Hunts, fishes, a real outdoorsmen.

I think it's just that in his mind a quilt is supposed to be what his grandmother used to make and that's why he has a preference. Go figure.

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

ha! I am making a man quilt too..and it was requested no flowers....so I can see the fabrics not passing the manly test! but that said, do what you think looks good!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I really like your colours....and thanks for commenting on the FMQ...give it a try....I have gotten over my fear now...but a long way from being comfortable yet....but will get there....it can only get better...lol

Susan said...

It is my opinion that whatever color a man likes is manly. =) And whatever pattern, too. Beauty is beauty.

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