Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Hubz' Shirt Quilt is finished!

I did it.  I actually finished a large-ish (for me) quilt!  I started this way back when, and then put it aside, and then went back to it.  And now it's done.  Quilted, bound, and washed and crinkled. 

Here's the beginning of it.  Strips sewn together and then trimmed.  Mindlessly soothing and so easy, and given that I cannot match points very well, not stressful at all.

Chugging along with it.


Why didn't anyone tell me how much fun this could be?  Even my crummy hand quilting was fun.  The part I liked the most?  Sewing the squares.  I can do this forever.  The part I liked least?  Sewing the squares together.  It's called "Fear of not getting points to match", but I'm content enough with the final results. 


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Congratulations, it turned out great! Masculine, but far from bland or boring - two common misconceptions about "what men like".

Ramona said...

Nicely done! I love all of the blues in this quilt.

Ruth said...

Thanks. It was so much fun that I'm doing another.

Sue Daurio said...

That looks great in blues. And if it's from shirts and hand quilted, it must be super soft. Where's a good book and a rainy day? That's what you need with that quilt to curl up and read the day away. Cozy cozy.

Gari in AL said...

This is a great quilt. I, too, love sewing string/strip blocks. And your colors and layout looks so good. I need to think shirts, think shirts, think shirts. ;-)

Teresaquilts said...

so your husband's favorite color is blue too. this turned out great and a great job on the points, keep it up.

Kat said...

This is great! I love the soft colors and the fun scrappiness. Way to go!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hi Ruth!
Sorry I have been MIA.
The quilt is gorgeous!

I have been very busy!
My daughter got married!
I went to TN for 8 days.
I went to Maine for 5 days!
And now I am planning a reception in the park for the daughter and hubby.

and... I started a knitting blog!

Can you visit and do a little advertising for me?

Dar said...

Love your blue string quilt. I too am a string block lover. They are especially addictive when I have so many scraps to use up. it's like getting a free quilt. Yours looks super soft -- hand quilting -- OMG!!

Ruth said...

It looks great. I've only ever made a string block once in contrasting colours. These blues are gorgeous.

Judy D in WA said...

This looks so cuddly and cozy! I love string quilts!

SharonO said...

Beautiful! I love the pattern formed in the circles by the different shades. Great job!

SharonO said...

Oops, I meant formed in the 'squares' not the 'circles. I've already had a long day.

SharonO said...

Beautiful! I love the pattern formed in the circles by the different shades. Great job!


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