Sunday, December 13, 2015

Crunch Time

I got a panicked call from my mom on Thursday morning that there were three more male residents at one of the nursing homes than the count at the beginning of November. Of course, she had extra feminine quilts, but not masculine ones. I said I could get a top together by Monday to give her time to quilt it on the long arm. She is cranking out the other two.

I needed a quick design, so I decided on Cluck Cluck Sew's Scrappy Summer Tutorial http://cluckclucksew.com/2013/06/finished-scrappy-summer-and-pattern.html
It is just 4 patches and squares. Mine is not quite as long as the tutorial, but I set it 8 by 9 blocks and it measures 64 x 72 inches before washing. My version needed 18 2.5 inch strips of the background and  the colors and 144 4.5 inch squares. To speed up the cutting, I did not really dig into my scrap bins, but dug into my stash for larger left overs. I also had the tan Moda Marble in my stash with exactly enough for the background. I think it looks masculine and cozy. We are delivering quilts to the smaller nursing home this afternoon and this one will be ready for the deadline on December 23rd.

Next up, I have a couple of pouches for coworkers to make--it is much more difficult to make them masculine! I also hope to slow down by the evening and do some Slow Sunday Stitching along with everyone else http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com


17 comments:

  1. Great quick quilt, and it does look masculine. You are right, it is harder. Your color choices were perfect.

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  2. Way to go!! Nothing like a deadline to work fast. This is perfect and really turned out great. =)

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  3. It's an awesome masculine looking quilt!

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  4. That is a beautiful quilt! I think anyone would enjoy it. You and your mom have done a tremendous job. You will bring such joy to the patients and really brighten things up.

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  5. Someone is going to love their new quilt!

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  6. I'm impressed! You are fast and it's very nice. Good job!

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  7. What a great quilt to use up 2 1/2" squares that I have been sewing as a leader and ended project. Sew them together with squares and a quilt top is made. Thanks for sharing. Love this idea.

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  8. It looks great--what a nice gift! I have pile of four patches that have been waiting for this idea--thanks!

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  9. That is a beautiful quilt and it amazes me how you just whipped it up.

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  10. It's a great quilt for a male... love the simple design. How nice to give quilts to nursing home residents!

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  11. I love these colors paired with the layout of them little squares and four patches. Really great Tanya and a terrific quick save!

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  12. It's the perfect quilt for a man, nice work!

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  13. It looks great Tanya, and your color choices were spot on. Masculine does seem so much harder to do but you nailed it. I think it's wonderful what you and your Mom are doing! Thanks for linking to MCM - have a great week!

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  14. Great quilt for a man!! Say hi to your Mom for me, it's been a long time since we had our little quilt group at Dana Jr. High in San Diego!!

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  15. Nice job on your quilt and I do think it looks masculine.

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  16. Wow that looks like it would take a really long time to make, but you whipped it out. Lucky person who gets it!

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  17. This is the perfect quilt for a man. The fabrics are handsome and look fab in that design. You and your mom are making some folks very happy with all your hard work. Spreading the Christmas cheer!

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