Thursday, April 25, 2013

Manly-looking quilt, in progress

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I’m trying to to make a manly-looking quilt.  Which is really hard for me, it turns out, since I want to put pink in everything.  This is an effort to stick to a strict color scheme (what?? What’s a color scheme?) even though I failed at that already, and an attempt to make the least “crafty-looking” quilt I can make.   But when a crafty person’s teenage son asks for a quilt he can take with him to college, a crafty person does her best to acquiesce, and to make something as non-flowery as possible.  I can do this.  My official position is that those are branches in the ochre squares.  Yup.

22 comments:

  1. Adorei a composição de cores. E não fique preocupada que vai ficar um belo trabalho. E ele certamente gostará muito.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

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  2. Haha, yes, definitely branches! It is looking beautiful, even without pink! :-)

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  3. I loooove it!
    And I love too the wooden cabinet, lovely!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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  4. The quilt is looking lovely - actually lovely isn't a very manly description is it? Actually i dont think a quilt can be truly manly! Im making a granny square Elmer style blanket for my son and im having difficulty keeping it to boy colours! No pinks, no pastels, but anything else goes!!! He will love it anyway m sure!
    Angie x

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  5. I will be making a quilt for my grandson to take to college in two years. I've been wondering about what fabrics and pattern to use so it won't look girly. Yours looks very manly, and I'm also admiring your fabric cabinet.

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  6. Very handsome ( even the words for compliment are masculine ah, ah) and I love the colors).

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  7. I love grey and yellow together! It always looks good and the brown just puts a little "masculine" softness to it ;) I think youve got the hang of it.

    Have a great day :)

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  8. I think it's looking great, he should be very proud of it and you :-) Rowen@Coastal Colours x

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  9. Lol... lovely. And there's nothing wrong with a manly-man having some "branches" on a quilt his mum made him. :)

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  10. It's fab, nothing wrong with a bit of masculinity. Sarah x

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  11. It's looking great. My son wants me to crochet him an afghan; he's only seven but he definitely knows he doesn't want it to have any pink. Sigh...

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  12. I like this quilt a lot, and it's looking very manly indeed despite the "branches". (I have that same piece of fabric in my stash!!) I am also getting ready to make a quilt for my going-off-to-college son. It what us crafty Moms do best.
    Maybe you can put a pink label on the back somewhere : )

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  13. Oh Kristen I hear you! I am not a fan of blue and I am adding it to my very first grannie square blanket. I love your quilt as usual everything you do is appealing.

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  14. Kristen...I think you're doing a great job with the manly feel of this quilt. Being a flowery/pink lover myself, I can understand how hard it is to make something that goes against everything you naturally want to do...but, your quilt is looking quite handsome, and I'm loving that cabinet too! You are just so talented!!! :)

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  15. Kristen its wonderful - pretty sure he will love it too - so much LOVE AND Energy going into it! Think Mens ties for inspiration.... plenty of foulard and florals in those as well.... It will be fine as there is plenty of balance with the solids you are using!!!

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  16. Kristen, your W.I.P. quilt looks great! Hm, I will observe your blog and your hard decision: no pink color! :) Have a wonderful weekend, Jolana

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  17. Well there's a challenge for you, to keep out pink and florals!
    You've done a great job so far Kristen!
    Have a great weekend!
    Gill xx

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