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 ~Pin It