Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday Quilt #3

If you been following along in the last few weeks I've been linking up with Throwback Thursdays @KristaQuilts.  It's also no big secret that I love scrappy quilts.  From my very first quilt to my most current, almost all have been scrappy.   And more often than not there's no pattern or kit, just an idea that pops into my head.  Of course the internet has helped to fuel and inspire most of my creations.  Occasionally people influence the design.  Which is exactly how the quilt below came to be.  


This quilt was inspired by Mr. Podunk who said "Do you have any fabrics that aren't bright?"  Well I do but they rarely make into my quilts.  I'm an emotional quilter(and eater if the truth be told).  Quilting with brights helps to keep my sunny disposition in check.   So I started digging into the stash for just the right muddy fabrics to make Mr. Podunk a quilt.  There just wasn't much to work with in his color pallet. But I could make it work with a few scraps leftover from quilt one and two.  If you missed them you can find them here and here.   I can remember struggling with quilting this quilt.  I was new to quilting on a frame and needed the practice, but didn't want it to look too girly.  I also remember about a year after making this "Manly quilt"  someone wrote a quilting book called "Quilts for Guys" or something like that as the title.  Mr. Podunk had no idea he would be such a trendsetter.   

~  Lea Anne ~
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8 comments:

  1. Love it..and the quilting is perfect! Very manly!!

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  2. You are so creative! Love all your quilts!

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  3. I love this quilt and am always on the lookout on how to use up all the black that I have in my stash. I didn't buy it - it was donated to me. This quilt is perfect since I also love the lowly nine patch. Thank you.

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  4. the more I see grey the ore it is growing on me!! his is a super quilt for a man

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  5. I like this quilt a lot. The colors you used are fantastic, and I love the way you made and quilted the border. Adorable!

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  6. I love the "comfort" look of this quilt. The colors are perfect and would not only be perfect for a man, but also a cabin, library, dorm room or just to cuddle with on the couch. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Hope Mr Podunk liked it. This is the type my husband would have liked. Your choice of quilting looks perfect for it, very clever.

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  8. The black and taupe do a lot to tame the sorta brights in the mix. I'm lucky, My Guy likes bright quilts, the brighter the better. Well almost.

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