Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival


I'm showing my husband's Alumni Plain Spoken Quilt for this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival. It was my gift to him for his college graduation~only 12 years later!

(I just realized that my entry from last year was also a special celebration quilt. I see a theme brewing for me!)

I looked around for a very looonng time trying to find a truly "manly" design for him. When I came across this quilt, it was perfect in every way!! I worked on his Aggie version for months without him knowing a thing. He was totally shocked and surprised when I gave it to him for Christmas last year.

The quilting was a scary challenge for me. I don't own a quilting machine, per se, so I squished and tucked and pulled that bad boy into my little non-quilting machine. I can't tell you how happy I am with how the quilting turned out, though! I know there are flaws, but it looks exactly how I had envisioned--maybe even better!


I pretty much love everything about this quilt, even the simple scrap binding and the polka dot backing! It now lives in our tv room where my husband and I can snuggle up in it while we watch tv.



Go check out all the Blogger's Quilt Festival entries on Flickr.

34 comments:

  1. I love scrappy bindings. You have given me a good idea on what to make for my son. I keep telling him I'll make him a quilt, but my excuse has been finding one that would work for a young man of almost 14. This one would be perfect!

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  2. This is still one of my favorite's of yours. Probably because the design is crossing over into my modern world. ;)

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  3. I love the quilting on this one. I'm going to give it a try! I do my quilting on my machine too. Sometimes that middle gets pretty cramped, but somehow it works out. The really big ones, I still send out, but I'm saving lots of money for more fabric by quilting my own smaller ones!

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  4. That is fabulous, I love the colors! I do most of my quilting by hand, since it's hard for me to manouver large quilts on my sewing machine, so great job to you!!

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  5. Love the modern look of this one!

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  6. Very much good work!
    Congratulations the beautiful quilt

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  7. I've only done hand quilting before, and would love to learn how to machine quilt...how do you make it look so regular?

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  8. Love the modern look!

    margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  9. Wonderful quilt! Your quilting is really fabulous. It so accentuates the overall design.

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  10. This is so unique! love it! :)

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  11. What a great quilt! I love the colors and the quilting - great job :)

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  12. this quilt is amazing. i love it!

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  13. That is a great "man quilt" pattern! It looks fantastic!

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  14. Let me just say, "Your husband is one lucky guy!" Your quilt is absolutely stunning!

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  15. Great manly quilt and the quilting is perfect!

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  16. beau travail très réussi félicitations

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt - and the quilting looks fantabulous!

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  18. I love the initial at the bottom! I'm making this for some friends as a wedding gift - I may have to steal that idea!

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  19. Very manly quilt! And the quilting looks fantastic!!

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  20. I love it! Beautiful colors, fantastic quilting, and fun pattern. Great job!

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  21. I really like your quilt. I especially like that you quilted it yourself on your non-quilting machine! Really, isn't that how it used to be done? Quilts were quilted on unsophisticated sewing machines for DECADES before the invention of the wonderful longarm machines. I have done many of mine on my own little machine, too. Congrats to you!

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  22. Bold design. You did a great job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  23. The quilt is really cool! Especially like that you went with the machine you owned. And the big "A"... Liked that too!

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  24. That is a fantastic man's quilt. They are few and far between. Great fabric choices.

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  25. oh i love this quilt! so manly and modern - good job:)

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  26. Love the blues-looks like Logan Aggies? Funny the prior comment is that it looks modern and I was going to mention the vintage c.1910feel.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  27. Best "Plain Spoken" I've seen yet -- and I've been working on one! Love those blues!

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  28. That's a beautiful quilt - and I think it's perfect for a man's quilt. Great colour choices, and the quilting compliments the design wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. It's a super quilt, I love it.

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  30. Sometimes we can love a quilt so much we hate to give it away. This is a beauty!

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  31. I see you are using a Brother SE 270D for your quilting. Even though I have other machines that cost more, I love that machine and use it a lot.

    The quilt is fabulous! It looks great for snuggling.

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