Friday, 28 March 2014

One For Himself

You might have picked up on the fact that there was a secret or two going on around here about a month or two ago. Well, the secret is allowed out the bag now. I made a quilt for himself. It wasn't a secret from him, just from everyone else as it was another project for Love Patchwork & Quilting.

I am so pleased to finally be able to show you what I did with all those HSTs I was making.

Photo shamelessly 'borrowed' from LPQ.

There's a cushion to go with it too.

Professional photography picks up with colours so much better than my phone.
Go figure!
I really enjoyed designing and making this quilt. I like that it is asymmetrical. I like the bold colours and the grey crosshatch background. I like that it is very much a man quilt, my man's quilt. What I totally love about it is himself loves it so much that he has a copy of the photo on his phone and has admitted to showing it to people at work. Mission accomplished.

Finished quilt is 72" square. I used a mix of Kona solids (the dark grey is Charcoal), and the cross hatch grey is from the Botanics collection. The quilt was pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50w 2600, a very pale grey.

Susan

56 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Susan. Five stars, yet again :)

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  2. congrats on being published, again! You are turning into a real superstar! Love the quilt, great colours

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  3. Finally he can no longer complain about quilts! Brilliant! I love a man walking around in the office showing other men quilts :)

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  4. Brilliant! A happy himself is indeed a job well done.

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  5. Awesome quilt! Congrats on another pattern published! Rx

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  6. Fabulous quilt, love the design, you're a clever bunny! Now where is the postie with my copy of the magazine??

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    1. As if by magic my copy appears, now where are the biscuits!

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  7. Love it!! Can't wait for my copy! It really does have a masculine feel to it.

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  8. Love that quilt, it's modern, cool, funky! Now on my to do list!

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  9. congrats! it's beautiful. i love the partial blocks that disappear off the edges.

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  10. This is a fantastic quilt, I love it. Glad to hear he does too, who wouldn't.

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  11. This is a beaut, Susan! I need a 60th birthday quilt for my Dad. You might just have saved me a bunch of effort! !

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  12. Love this pattern!!! Is it available yet to buy!

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  13. it's brill and it looks fab in the magazine

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  15. Well done Susan. Both on getting published and on converting your husband.

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  16. Fab quilt, brilliant design!

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  17. It's beautiful! And rightfully so Himself should be showing phone pics of it. :-) Gorgeous!!

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  18. Love it. The most important thing is that he loves it.

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  19. That is a beautiful quilt! I love it!

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  20. I love that quilt, and it's no surprise your man loves it, too!

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  21. Love it!! Showing it off to his friends and coworkers is high praise :)

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  22. Totally stunning & a great magazine entry. You'll have your own book in no time! Jxo

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  23. I think you'll look back in years to come and acknowledge this was your 'I've arrived' quilt. Well done x

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  24. Brilliant in so many different levels - a brilliant quilt , a masculine quilt , a quilt himself likes and such a fabulous design from hst!

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  25. I absolutely adore this quilt and you totally deserve it to be in print!! xx

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  26. It is beautiful, really striking. You must be so proud! I absolutely love HSTs, they are just the cleverest, most useful block!

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  27. Stunningly beautiful! (and how thrilling to have your work featured in a magazine again) You totally rock!

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  28. Yay, congratulations - both on another published project and on the fact that your husband likes his quilt.

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  29. Congrats on the publication, and on making himself proud!

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  30. That is gorgeous! Congratulations! It is a terrific design! Must get my hands on that publication...

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  31. That is such a cool quilt! Congrats Susan!

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  32. Congratulations! It's fantastic!

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  33. Gasp. Your fabulous quilt and matching pillow is so flipping gorgeous, Susan! Stopped me in my tracks. Love, love, love it. Congrats!
    Smiling at hearing that himself is proudly showing pics of his special made quilt. Awwww... he's a keeper for sure. ;o)

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  34. Congratulations - this is such a stunner!

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  35. bloody hell, woman - that's GORGEOUS!

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  36. Congrats!!!!!!!!! This is an amazing quilt and it makes it extra wonderful when your man likes it too. My favourite magazine arrived yesterday too and I spent some happy time reading. xx

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  37. It's wonderful Susan! And so lovely to see your work in LP magazine again. Mine landed on the doorstep yesterday and I've had a quick flick through and I'm looking forward to reading it cover to cover very soon!! You have one lucky husband :-)

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  38. It's fantastic! Easily my favourite thing in this edition :) So glad that himself realised how awesome it is! :)

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  39. Absolutely amazing, well done x

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  40. I love this quilt Susan, I've been staring at it for ages - so clever! I can't believe this wasn't the cover this month!

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  41. Susan, it's fabulous, love everything about it, right down to the Aurifil 2600, one of my fave colours. Congrats, actually not long back from a special trip to Tesco to get the mag but it mustn't be out yet. Grr.

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  42. Oh my I love it Susan! It is phenomenal! Love the asymmetry!

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  43. I am so ridiculously happy for you. Gorgeous finishes.

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  44. It's wonderful!! Congratulations on once again being published - we'll soon have to pay to talk to you ;o)

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  45. Me oh my. You are a Supershtar! Most fabulously gorgeous. Love it :-)

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