Friday, 30 September 2011

ATS Quilt Finish & A Winner!

I have finished my biggest ever quilt, I am so pleased with myself! Cue shameless amount of photos to show it off!

This is my take on a mans quilt. I always intended it to be for my dear hubby's Christmas present but I didn't realise how hard I would find it to make a manly quilt, hopefully the angular quilting has achieved that aim!

For the back I choose not to use the pieced option, but instead used a VERY heavy waffle knit blanket. I had been having real trouble sourcing a good colour match as out local quilt stores don't carry many solid lines. The colour of this blanket was perfect, I also felt it made it again more manly being chunky and heavy. Boy did it make it hard work quilting though! My machine coped fine, good old Pfaff, I on the other hand felt as if I had a carpet rolled up and slung over my shoulder for a good few hours! Good job I only made the baby size!


Across The Sea QAL
Greek crosses/scrappy border/binding : Swoon by Melissa Averinos for Andover Fabrics
Batting : Hobbs Heirloom 80/20
Straight Line/Squares Box quilting
Backing : Cotton Waffle Knit Blanket

So there it is, I am super proud of myself and cant wait to give it to him, why is Christmas so far off?!!!

Do you like the fabric line I used in the quilt, well, I have 3 FQ of Swoon and they are going to be winging their way to Isisjem, who Mr Random Number said was the winner!




Congratulations, I'll be mailing you soon! To everyone else, I hope you enjoy the rest of this beautiful day :)

13 comments:

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Congrats! It looks fabulous! I can't believe you used batting AND a blanket to back it with! That's one thick quilt!

susan said...

It is going to be a fabulous Christmas present - if you can wait until then!

Congrats to the winner - whoever that may be.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh her again!! Not that I can talk! Well done Jan x

pippablue said...

The quilt looks great! and manly..lol. Great finish :)

Cindy said...

Well done! It's absolutely a man-quilt :) I love the quilting design you used. It really sets off the blocks. Great job!

Catherine said...

your quilt looks fantastic and i love the waffled back

Annabella said...

I do love your manly quilt..I`m just finishing the binding and then I`m done too. My quickest quilt ever! Congrats to Isisjem!

Sarah said...

Yay for Jan, another win! Your quilt is just fab, great job and your hubbie will love it!

Flying Blind... said...

PS I love the Man-quilt!

Judith said...

Congrats to Jan! Your quilt is stunning, and totally suitable for a guy! Jxo

Alli said...

I *love* the pattern you quilted on it! :)

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, well done! I need to finish mine this weekend - eek, hope I can manage to piece the back, baste it, quilt it and bind it in time!

Fiona said...

Oh your quilt is fabulous! I LOVE the way you've quilted it! Must get working on mine, it's still backless!