Friday, December 20, 2013

A Christmas Finish by the Mr!

I count myself very lucky to not only have a husband who supports my quilting habit, but he also likes to participate in it as well. Lately he has spent more time planning, designing, and building his stash (I know, right?!?) than actually sewing, but he got the motivation he needed when his sister asked for a quilt for Christmas. With all of the projects I had on my plate as well as a new baby on the way, we switched roles on this one and I became his consultant. He designed, cut, and pieced the blocks. He asked me to sew them all together because he knew I could do it faster, but he could have done it. I also did the quilting and binding. Those scare him. For now. ;)

His sister wanted a throw quilt in neutral colors. 
This measures 50" by 60" and we think it will be right up her alley. We'll find out in the morning because that is when we'll be giving it to her.

I quilted it in a large overall paisley-ish design. I love the motion that this pattern provides. Kyle wanted something to contrast with the straight lines in the piecing, and we definitely achieved that.
 It has since been washed and is now wonderfully snuggly. It was fun to see Kyle getting into sewing again. He hasn't actually sewn since our daughter was born, and she's 5 now, so it has been a really long time. This was the second quilt he has made--the first one, finished in 2008, was king size and all equilateral triangles in a fractal pattern. I'll have to tell about that one sometime.

I'm linking up today to Finish it Up Friday and Link a Finish Friday.


  1. Great quilt, love the colour combo..

  2. What a great project! He did a great job!

  3. He did great, and I love your paisley quilting. I may have to try that. I think it is so neat that you can share your hobby with him. I love sharing hobbies with my hubby, but it is usually me decorating his model rockets or he making frames for my quilts.

  4. so cool that it's a hobby you can share!

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  6. That is so stunning! I love the colors! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla


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