Last Day "For the Boys" Blog Hop


Hasn't this been a fun hop!  THX so much to our leader Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt who keeps coming up with ideas to challenge us.  Also a shout out goes to Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy for being an incredible head cheerleader.  Sponsor this round is Camelot Fabrics and I believe she said that whoever is lucky enough to win the fabric packets will be getting some of their boy themed fabrics.

Here is the group of ladies that share this last day---I just know you are going to be in for a treat when you see the 5 names I am most familiar with!

Life, Quilts and a Cat too     <<<  THAT'S ME!!   >>>
Sew We Quilt 

So what did I make this round??  Just one item as I had not even started piecing this until the 30th of October or so.  Well I thought I was making this for my husband for Christmas but he has not shown much interest in the quilt.  No comment about the pattern or the colors.  Mostly I got some comment about when I told him I had sewn some sections with the wrong side of the background or a couple of the sections in the wrong spot.  "How do you keep messing up like that?"  Beats me but I did.    He doesn't want it?  Well, I guess Skyler just got himself another quilt to play or hide under or treat as a "kitty" shoot.  My boy can be a furry one, can't he??



The pattern is from Billie Lauder's Quick Quilt Tricks and is called "Reflections".  I cut the blocks out way back in September 2011 using a batik layer cake that a friend had shared with me from Connecting Threads.    I supplemented it with fabrics from my meager stash of batik fats, some I won as a door prize at a quilt show.  I had just enough of the background fabric to make this lap quilt.  The backing that you will catch a glimpse of below was supposed to have been a summer pair of overalls/romper type deal that had been waiting for years!  Stash busting at its finest.

Since this is a sew and then cut type project you get a dark and a light half block from 2 squares cut and sort of decapitated.   I posted about it way back when but what ever you see pieced  below, I had to take apart due to an bad tension issue on the machine I was attempting to use.  I would be hard pressed to even call this much of start a UFO.  It is barely a work in progress either.  Maybe a test block would be more like it??



Showing the quilting a little better.  Basically a lot of in the ditch pivoting, LOL.



Initially I thought I was making this for my husband for Christmas but he has not shown much interest in the quilt.  No comment from him about the pattern or the colors.   Mostly I got some comment along the lines of "How do you keep messing up like that?" when I told him I had sewn some sections with the wrong side of the background or a couple of the sections in the wrong spot.    Beats me how I did it but I had to do a bit more unsewing than usual.    He doesn't want it?  Well, I guess Skyler just got himself another quilt to play or hide under or treat as a "kitty" shoot.  My boy can be a furry one, can't he??  Or I may donate it at some point.  
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Rolling around and absorbing the smell of outdoors and the grass.  


 It looks nice on the couch so a couple of us will enjoy seeing it anyway.  

THX for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy the remainder of the hop.  Remember there is always the opportunity to see the overview of the hops on the Pinterest site.  Here is the link for THIS hop----http://www.pinterest.com/mdmsamm/for-the-boys-blog-hop/


Comments

  1. Your quilt "For the Boys" looks like kitty is the lucky one to get it. Great job and thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt ! That pattern is a favorite of mine...awesome job Linda !

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  3. Ah men are a fickle lot! Enjoy it along with kitty as it is a wonderful quilt.

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  4. It is beautiful! Whether the hubby likes it or not! Sew glad that you joined us!

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  5. It is a beautiful quilt and looks perfect to cuddle under or over! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very nice job. I hope the cat will share it with you!

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  7. Silly husband LOL now you will get even more snuggle time with kitty. He sure looks appreciative! I can just imagine him saying...A whole quilt, just for me...ah, you shouldn`t have...but thank you... lol

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  8. I just love it!! Has that southwestern feel to it.

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  9. Your quilt is so lovely. I love it!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  10. Fantastic color in your gorgeous little quilt!!

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  11. there is a lot of blue in it…and it is reflective of a man quilt…I would think any man or boy would be thrilled with it…I don't see any errors…I think is pretty impressive and MANLY THERE I SAID IT …LOL

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  12. It is lovely. I like the way it looks masculine enough without being "hard"

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful and it's masculine...but also great for everyone!

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  14. Your quilt is beautiful...I love the fabric colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a beautiful quilt - it looks great there on your couch! blessings, marlene

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  16. Linda, your quilt is gorgeous! Of course, you knew I would love it since it is similar to the one I made. I think you and Skyler should enjoy it. You deserve it!

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  17. Great quilt. I really like that pattern!

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  18. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the pattern and the fabric you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a beautiful quilt and your husband missed out by not saying "I want it!"

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  20. Beautiful quilt! I think anyone would love to snuggle under this great quilt!

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  21. I think your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  22. THis is a great quilt. Your color selection is perfect.

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  23. I love your fabric choices! This is a wonderful quilt and if your husband doesn't want it, I can certainly take it off your hands. And to think you just started this Oct. 30th. Your rock Girl!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  24. Great quilt! I love the colours. I'd be nowhere near finished this one if I had only started a couple of weeks ago. Way to go!

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  25. What a great looking quilt! I love the design and fabrics...looks like that kitty loves it, too! It will definitely be your husband's loss if decides not to grab it up. :O)

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  26. I really like the contrast in this quilt!

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  27. I see that your cat loves your quilt too! Great project!

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  28. I think the quilt is beautiful! I love the colors you used!

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  29. Beautiful quilt. I have always liked that pattern and your chose great colors.

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  30. Oh my, that is just awesome. I love the colors!

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  31. What a beautiful quilt. If it isn't wanted at your house, it can come live at mine. I promise I would give it plenty of love. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  32. love the colors you chose!

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  33. I think the quilt is beautiful and if you don't know what to do with it, I will gladly adopt it. LOL.

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    1. THX! I have had a couple of offers in that regard, LOL. Appreciate you saying that you like it.

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  34. Oh, Linda, Your quilt is just gorgeous! It really looks great on your couch. I would just fold it over the back and leave it there. Some guys just don't appreciate all the hard work we put into our projects. You did an awesome job. I LOVE it. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. What a beautiful quilt. Great colors. Billie Lauder has some great patterns.

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  36. It's a great quilt - if it lives over the back of the couch maybe when it gets cold dear hubby will suddenly find a use for it! Hee hee...

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  37. Absoutely gorgeous, great work!
    Thanks for sharing ☺

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  38. Don't pay any attention to DJ - Skyler and I think it's BEAUTIFUL!! - ;))

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  39. Wow! That is one super quilt! Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. It is a beautiful quilt! I can't imagine anyone turning it down. Add me to the list of potential homes for it! At the pace you were piecing to get this quilt done so fast, it's a wonder the blocks aren't all wonky -- but it looks perfect to me.

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    1. another no reply blogger and I don't know how to reach you on google plus. I appreciate you stopping by and volunteering to take this off my hands, LOL. I try my best NOT to do wonky and did fix whatever goofs I made along the way.

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  41. This is such a beautiful quilt! I am sure you would not have a hard time finding a home for it at all...Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. What a beautiful quilt! I love it! :)

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  43. Awesome job, I love it. Kitty deserves it too, showing so much love and appreciation!

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  44. I love it Linda. It is very different from what you usually do., but its really great. You are never lacking in ideas my friend. I see Skylar gave his seal of approval..
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  45. It looks like a wonderful quilt. Love the colors.

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  46. It's a gorgeous quilt. Great pattern and the colors are super! Does a hubby that knocks you and your quilt deserve a quilt? I'd think long and hard about that one.

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  47. Too right, this has been a fun Hop!
    Love your finish too- great color way for the pattern, and it looks like a good size too:-)

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  48. It's a beautiful quilt Linda...great fabric choices, great pattern!! Poo poo to hubby. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  49. Love the quilt! His loss, in my opinion. I'd certainly love it if someone gave it to me! Thanks for stopping by my blog hop post.

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