Friday, September 20, 2019

A Man and His Quilt

Here is My Guy with his new quilt,
My shy guy was happy enough to hold up this quilt for me.
Now he can enjoy it!

This quilt was started when 
 out the 10" squares from a stack of swap batiks 
that have been in my stash for several years.

All of the blocks were made with these cuts.
Total fabric yardage for the top of this quilt would be:
about 6 yards of assorted batiks for the blocks,
2 and 1/2 yards of fabric for the sashing and binding,
1 and 1/2 yards for the outer border.

I used about 65 different 10" batik squares for the blocks
and I had some scraps left for another project. 

In the end I made 11 Different Block Layouts from these pieces.
I trimmed all the blocks to 9 inches so they would finish at 8.5 inches in the quilt.

There are a total of 80 blocks in this large bed size quilt
which measures 80" by 100"

I chose a Ro Gregg marbled swirl 108" wide backing for this quilt.

It is the widest I can make a quilt on my 8 foot frame.

I bound the quilt in the solid navy blue tat my hubby chose for the narrow sashing strips.

The border is a blue and black batik he picked out at our local quilt shop.

I loved making and gifting this quilt for the man who does do much for me.
my best friend and partner in life.


Vicki W said...

The quilt turned out great!

Teresa said...

Beautiful, colorful quilt

Chantal said...

Congratulations on this gorgeous finish! I love it too. ;^)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Amazing, love it xXx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You made your husband a beautiful quilt. Bet he really loves it.
xx, Carol

O'Quilts said...

Great job!!

margaret said...

loved watching this quilt come together and now thinking maybe my batik stash needs this. Thought at first you got all 4 pieces from one 10" sq but that does not seem to work no room for the 3" square so presume that is cut from another fabric. Please may I use your design to make a quilt?

Rebecca said...

WOW! That is stunning! No wonder your hubs loves it! I do, too! Thanks for sharing it with us!

claudia said...

He looks so proud of his quilt! It turned out wonderful!

Luvtoquilt said...

Just wondering why you cut all the squares and rectangles to sew a 10" square and then trim to 8.5"? Seems to me that results in some wasted fabric. Just curious. By the way, I love the colors and the layout. Beautiful quilt.

Scrapatches said...

Hello, you are a no-reply blogger, so I will answer here ...

In this quilt I was using stash fabrics which were 10" batik swap squares, so I started with this cut. I did not have many other batiks in my stash and it was what my hubby wanted.  That said, after trimming there really was not all that much waste, after I sewed my seams, most of the blocks were about 9" or less on some sides.  Trimming to 8.5" inches squared them and made them a uniform size.  It was also the size block in the original quilt he wanted me to copy. 
If you wanted to make the blocks from yardage, the unit pieces could easily be cut out of yardage strips.  The blocks would still need to be squared.  You might be able to square some of them to 9" but the nine patch and others that use the 3.5" squares might not be large enough.  
 I did have some less than 3.5" pieces to add to my scraps for another project, but I usually have some of those from leftover strip pieces after I cut units. 

Hope this helps.  Happy sewing ... :-) Pat

Luvtoquilt said...

Thank you for your quick response. I now understand your reasonings. I'm not a big fan of batiks but, after seeing your quilt, I just might have to use them. Again, beautiful quilt!