Friday, 15 August 2014

Friday Finish - Hands of Time


You know those people that think quilting is for girls - usually they are our male friends that couldn't think of anything worse than having to put a quilt over them when they are cold...

Well I think I solved the problem with today's finish - the "Man Quilt."


My father in law has been very ill and I wanted to make him a quilt to put over him as he was no longer mobile. I wanted something with a classic and simple design that he would consider to be more like a blanket and then he would actually use it. You see my father in law is a very manly person always wearing his flannelette shirts, watching sport on TV and listening to talk back radio.


I couldn't resist a full fat quarter bundle of Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz. I ended up using 23 of the 24 fat quarters for this quilt made primarily with 8" finished squares. Left over pieces were made into scrappy binding.


I backed this with a super soft midnight blue minky and ended up leaving out the batting as the quilt was rather heavy just with the minky. It was quilted by my trusted longarmer with a simple swirly design that came up beautifully and didn't distract from the business of the fabric.


The finished size was approximately 71" x 83" big enough to also fit his king single bed.


I'm linking up with these fun places today Crazy Mum Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday hosted today by Afton at QuiltingMod.
 
Till next time....happy sewing....
 
xx Jenny



9 comments

  1. Oh, I hope he loves and enjoys your quilt, Jenny!

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  2. Come on over and link up with TGIFF: http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/2014/08/tgiff.html. We're fun too, I promise! I love the time theme.

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    1. Thanks Afton - have just linked up :)

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    2. Thanks for joining the party!

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  3. This is wonderful. My Dad would love it. I'm sure it will be a success!

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  4. What a super idea, especially to leave out the batting so it is more like a blanket. Great fabrics! Well done.

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  5. Jenny, that's an awesome man quilt! Great work! Whoop whoop!!

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  6. Perfect man fabrics! I've looked at some of these prints myself. I really like the texty-low volume ones.

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  7. Great job! Love your colour choice - prints are gorgeous. I'm sure he will enjoy!

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