Wednesday, April 3, 2013

the proverbial quilt that isn't

Waaaay back in August I joined Krista's Proverbial Quiltalong.  I decided I'd make my husband a quilt for Christmas, so I bought my fabric, Town & Country from Dear Stella. Manly, and not at all my usual colours and style.

Proverbial Fabric

I snapped a goofy myspace type selfie for the Flickr group

the near-perfect myspace me

I made the binding at a weekend retreat

Proverbial Binding

and then, I did nothing.  

I really didn't want to make all those letters. The quote I chose was beautiful, but it was long and long quotes are full of letters, which must be pieced. Ugh. But, I already had the fabric for a man quilt.
What to do what to do what to do.......

I decided on a dead simple pattern that my man would appreciate. I knew if I put hours into fussy cutting and piecing the time spent would be totally lost on him. Not that he wouldn't care, he just has no idea. 

He got this quilt shortly after Christmas, but I think I'm the one who sleeps under it every night. Not because he doesn't love it, but because I steal it from him ;-)


The quilting is beautiful. Not done by me of course, I can't/don't/won't machine quilt anything larger than a wash cloth. Chelsea quilted it for me, and as always, did a beautiful job.

Quilting Detail

Quilt stats: uhhh it's big-ish, maybe 70 x 90. Large enough to cuddle up in on the couch, or wrap yourself like a burrito in bed.


  1. What a great quilt, Katie! It's amazing how I can get so revved up about a project and then suddenly I just can't myself going to do it...

  2. It's a great quilt! Very manly. And a great job by Chelsea too.

  3. Looks fantastic! And you look b-e-a-utiful! I miss you! xoxo...

  4. It's a woman's perogative to change her mind :)
    And it's a good looking quilt