Hello and welcome to everyone visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I hope you enjoy the quilt.
I'm happy to say that the quilt for my husband is finally done. At times I thought (and I know my husband thought) the quilt top might hang in our basement forever. I just couldn't get the nerve up to quilt this large of a quilt on my little basic Janome. So I set it aside every time an opportunity came along to make another quilt. I think Ted watched me make four baby quilts before I finally basted his quilt this past weekend. But, finally, four and a half months later, it is done.
When he put in the request for a quilt about a year ago, he said he just wanted it to be blue and manly. "Big rectangles of various blue colors would work," he said. I wasn't feeling that so I came up with a different plan. And he loves it! It's already in use.
Officially, I'm calling this the "Urban Lattice" quilt but it's also known as the "manly quilt" for obvious reasons.
I had so much fun working on this quilt, from coming up with the pattern myself and picking the fabrics, to cutting into some of my most hoarded stash and challenging myself to make my biggest quilt yet. Ted had requested an extra large throw-sized quilt. It measures 70 x 82. I honestly thought my machine was going to start smoking at one point. It definitely needs to be serviced after quilting this.
I originally wanted to pebble quilt it but then fellow St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild member Brige mocked up my quilt top picture to show me how concentric straight lines would look. I had entertained that quilting idea previously but seeing it mocked up really helped my decision making. The straight line quilting gives it just enough structure while still leaving it nice and cozy. Don't you want to curl up in it right now?
Special thanks to all my flickr friends who swapped me gray print fabrics for this quilt. You all are some of the most generous and wonderful people ever. Quilters rock! And keep a look out for a tutorial from me on this quilt pattern! I can't promise it will be soon but it's in the queue.
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