12 March 2012

Jake's New Quilt

Last year I was in 3 different quilting bees on Flickr. In each of the bees I requested a block for Jake. I posted the below picture of Jake working & asked for "manly blocks" in outdoorsy colors; blue (sky), green (grass), brown (dirt, cattle, horses), orange & red (sunrise/sunset).


A Typical Day


I got some jaw dropping blocks!

Because they were all slightly different sizes (I gave a range 12.5" to 13") I sashed them with a bandana fabric that comes in several different colors. I cut them wonky to 15.5" and laid them out on the floor to find the perfect layout.




Yesterday I finished the binding & threw it in the wash. I used a Moda flannel for the backing which gives it extra weight, but not too much.


You can't tell because he's hiding behind the quilt, but he's happy! :D


I made sure to center some of his favorite blocks. The paper pieced horse in the upper left corner is another favorite.


Now that his quilt is finally finished it's time to start on his socks. The original yarn he had chosen wasn't fun enough for me so I made him pick out different yarn when we were in Casper over the weekend.


Isn't it beautiful? And yet still manly?

I will be doing the man's Winter Wheat sock from Love of Knitting magazine, and have already started to cast on late last night.


I'm linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday @ Canoe Ridge Creations. Be sure to head over there and see what everyone else is up to. I tried to add the button, but it doesn't seem to be working for me today.


12 comments:

Kristina Tabor said...

Gorgeous, Sharon!

Colleen said...

Looks great! So fun to see my block in there that I totally forgot I even made.

badlandsquilts said...

Perfect for cold midwestern nights! Looks great!

Jake said...

I LOVE my quilt!!! It will get years of use.

MamaTea said...

Absolutely amazing! Looks great! :)

Jessica said...

The quilt looks amazing! Wonking it up a bit was inspired!

storiedyarns said...

That quilt is sooo beautiful! Well done!

I'm finally breaking out my sewing machine today after far too long without touching it. You're making me want to work on my daughter's quilt while I'm at it! Thanks for the inspiration!!:)

Jess

Jacey said...

It's so beautiful, and I'm glad Jake is the happy recipient. Ooh, and the new yarn is awesome!

Kayanna said...

It's so great!!

machen und tun said...

Great quilt!your husband is so lucky. . .

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

o I LOVE that photo!!!
What a great life you guys have.
~Monika

Sally said...

So cheerful, I'm sure he will enjoy it for a long time.