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Quilts for Guys

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  • Total submissions: 34
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 16

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All Tied Up All Tied Up
By: Barb@Witsend,
Ontario, Canada

The stars are made from mens’ ties. The background fabric was chosen to look like a man’s suit. The two borders are made from the scraps of the ties. The shirts on the outside are real little boys shirts and the buttons in the stars are from the shirts. The little ties are from the ends of the ties.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 36"

Bill's San Salvador Bill’s San Salvador
By: Maks,
Nebraska, USA

I made this for my son when he moved to San Salvador, El Salvador to live for 2 years. A modern quilt design of black and white patterned fabric. The quilting is straight line using a black to white variegated thread, resulting in light dashes of stitching showing on the black background.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 96"

BIRDS OF THE FIELD BIRDS OF THE FIELD
By: Linda Douglas,
Montana, USA

Lovely nature inspired shades of brown from the fields with bird insert surrounded by a half square triangle border. The bird insert is carefully outlined with hand stitching on the birds feathers . Measuring 32″ square, it is machine pieced and quilted by a beginning quilter.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

Blue Bayou Blue Bayou
By: Colleen,
Alberta, Canada

When my son was about 16, I had him look though magazines and find a quilt he liked. He picked this Fons and Porter pattern. I spent a year or so collecting various blues, then another couple years making it. I finally finished this year – he is now 20! He loves it!

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 104"

Bluenose Bluenose
By: marjorie henwood,
New Brunswick, Canada

This is machine pieced and appliqued. It was a custom order from a customer last year. I love this quilt!!!

I appliqued the schooner on the center of the quilt…on the 4 corners of the first border; I stitched the compass. On the outside 4 corners I appliqued anchors….they were very happy .

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 98"

City Shops City Shops
By: sonia stanojevic,
Ontario, Canada

I had been looking for a pattern for my artist son when I came across this Cherri House design that was inspired by a barcode. He must have liked it because he immediately hung it on his wall!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 68"

CJ's Bear Tracks CJ’s Bear Tracks
By: mitmeg,
Virginia, USA

Flannel top/muslin back. I was a pattern tester for Cindy at Quilt Doodle Doodles. When the top was done I sent to Mary at Quilt Hollow for my first long arm experience. My oldest son loved the finished quilt and it became his on the occasion of his moving to his first apartment.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 90"

Dad's Crown Royal Quilt Dad’s Crown Royal Quilt
By: Moneik,
South Dakota, USA

My dad wanted a Crown Royal bag quilt, so when he got married, I pulled every last one I had collected and used a horse batik to make the 5 yard quilt pattern. I enlarged it to a queen. I love how the batiks accent the CR bags and my dad loves his quilt. He won’t let anyone take it out of his sight.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 102"

Deer Heaven Deer Heaven
By: Karen Barkley,
Georgia, USA

My mom bought the center square of fabric and wanted to know if I could make a quilt for my fiance from it. The pattern provided for the square was incorrect, so I improvised, made the border longer and appliqued deer silouettes to break up the lengths. He loves it!

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 89"

Derviches tourneurs Derviches tourneurs
By: Patricia,
Switzerland

I made that quilt for an exhibition in 2008. The background is fused (different kind of fabrics) but the circles are pieced (silk and velvet for the hats). It was my firt time working with thin silk… It represent 3 dancing derviches seen from above. Hope you anderstand my english

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"

Edredon Primavera Edredon Primavera
By: Xiomara Urdaneta,
Venezuela

Este edredón fue elaborado con aplicaciones de muñecas, flores, corazones, mariposas a maquina y a mano con punto festón. Fue acolchada a mano y a maquina. Es reversible, por el lado posterior es color rosado. Las telas son de algodon. dEsta colcha fue elaborada para una sobrina con mucho cariño

Quilt size: width: 59,5" height: 90,5"

Eric's Browning Bliss Eric’s Browning Bliss
By: Marie Joerger,
New Hampshire, USA

I made this quilt for my husband in earth tones with the theme of “Browning.” He enjoys shooting sporting clays and skeet and for our 10th Wedding Anniversary I bought him a Browning shot gun.

The pattern is a nine-patch with machine applique. The quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 64"

Friday 13th Friday 13th
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Every Friday 13th; thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts converge on Port Dover, Ontario, Canada.

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 90"

Giddy Up! Giddy Up!
By: Donna Porter,
California, USA

Our neighbor is an old team roper from the rodeo. When he bought his new ranch up the road, I made this as a house warming present. The design was my own and fits in perfectly with his western styled ranch house.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 88"

Gone Golfing, Back Maybe Gone Golfing, Back Maybe
By: Marelize,
South Africa

My Dad loves golf, if he’s not playing he’s watching it on tv. So for his 70th birthday this past February I made him this quilt. Except for a few traditional quilt blocks, I designed it myself. Since golf originated from Scotland, I tried to stay in the theme using mostly plaids.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 74"

I Am a Fan of Father's Day Ties I Am a Fan of Father’s Day Ties
By: Shout4Joy,
Michigan, USA

Inspired by the book “Daddy’s Ties” by Shirley Botsford, I began buying ties and shirts at thrift stores (the men in my life are not retired). I also found the chambray at a thrift store to sash, border, bind and back the quilt. I quilted it on my old Bernina 930 and used shirt buttons as accents.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 44"

Jelly Roll Surprise Jelly Roll Surprise
By: Angela S in Arkansas,
Arkansas, USA

I started by sewing up a jelly roll from Connecting Threads. I used tan from my stash for the big blocks. And no clue where it was going. I used my 16″ square and just cut, designed, and sewed and this is what I ended up with. The only thing left was a 6″ strip. It’s just a top. Fun and simple.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 88"

Leafy Log Cabin Quilt Leafy Log Cabin Quilt
By: Isabell,
United Kingdom

I made this quilt for my son, his hobby is wood carving and making furniture.
For the Log Cabin blocks, I have used cotton fabric with either a leaf or tree design on it to reflect his love of working with wood.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 82"

Man of Cloth Man of Cloth
By: Quiltjane,
Australia

I made this quilt for the local parish pastor to welcome him to our country. I chose a Kaufman quilters linen for the negative space and Parson Gray’s Curious Nature for the cross blocks with a splash of chartreuse quilters linen.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 90"

Moose in the Pines Moose in the Pines
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

I needed a house warming gift for a new cabin in the mountains for Mike. These moose strolling through the pines are perfect. Done with applique on flannels and homespun fabric. There are also a couple of bears on the edges cut from a brown batik that gave it a grizzly look. Very cozy — he loved it

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 96"

Motorcycle Quilt Motorcycle Quilt
By: Barbara Winkler,
California, USA

I pieced this motorcycle quilt using the Double Delight pattern, which is a great way to use a large focal print such as this. Ron Olson from NM quilted it with a motorcycle pattern. It was given to a Veteran through the Quilts of Valor program.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 66"

Mouse Mouse
By: Terri,
California, USA

This is the first quilt I made for my husband. His favorite color is black, which was a bit of a challenge. Log cabin is my favorite quilt and this is the first one I made. He loves it and that makes me glad.

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 91"

Music Quilt for Nick Music Quilt for Nick
By: Dorothy Matheson,
Texas, USA

My Grandson is a music major and it made this quilt for his dorm room bed. His main instrument is a Tuba but he is also playing guitar and sings.

Quilt size: width: 81" height: 108"

Northwoods Star Spin Northwoods Star Spin
By: Mark Mulder,
Wisconsin, USA

a north woods version of an Amish quilt. This quilt was made for a friend of mine as a barter exchange for his installing kitchen countertops.

Quilt size: width: 89" height: 112"

Ocean Ocean
By: Turid Bakken,
Norway

This quilt is made for a 18 year old boy in my family. I only used triangles, and I made all of them sewing on paper. The quilting is done by Janne Torsvik.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 80"

Oh Deer Oh Deer Oh Deer Oh Deer
By: Debbie Collins,
Ontario, Canada

My dad loves to go deer hunting every fall so for his 80th birthday I made him his own deer quilt. He was so happy and excited to get home to put this quilt on his bed. I even broke down a cook a deer roast for him that day but I didn’t eat it. It made his birthday so special and memorable.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Old Brown Shoe at Fish Camp Old Brown Shoe at Fish Camp
By: Darlene Contadino,
Ohio, USA

My husband loves to fish. I wanted a quilt that felt like it had been hanging around camp for a decade. I like the Old Brown Shoe quilt pattern and spent months gathering fishing, or nature related fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

pin wheel quilt pin wheel quilt
By: Tommy’s quilt,
Georgia, USA

Hubby was to tall to use any of my quilt’s so i made him a long one and put green into it to offset the pink so he would like it.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 85"

Pirate's Compass Pirate’s Compass
By: Afton Warrick,
New Mexico, USA

I wanted to make a pirate quilt for my son’s bedroom, so I designed this Mariner’s Compass. It’s free motion quilted with anchors using gold metallic thread. Coins and beads are sewn into the binding.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Plait Plait
By: Lies Bos-Varkevisser,
Netherlands

My plan was to make a quilt starting with a green color en ending with a blue color in a way one wouldn’t notice where the change took place. I succeeded. The red bars (from very light till deep dark) give the quilts its sparkle.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 90"

Shifting Gears Shifting Gears
By: Melissa @ Happy Quilting,
Utah, USA

I designed this for my son based off my Gear Works block published in 100 Blocks. This quilt was published in Quilts from 100 blocks. I love the all guy feel of the gear tracks created. And I shared a few helpful hints in the intro post about speeding up the piecing process at my blog.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 80"

THE MAN QUILT THE MAN QUILT
By: quiltalicious,
California, USA

This quilt was commissioned by a friend of mine for her friend’s 60th birthday. There is a block on the back (which is also pieced, with some applique) set aside for signatures of all those who attended his 60th birthday party.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 67"

Turning 30 Turning 30
By: Betty Hughes,
Alabama, USA

I made this quilt for my son for his 30th birthday. I did a slightly different take on the Turning Twenty pattern, used 30 fat quarters to make 30 blocks, therefore the name “Turning 30”. There are no floral prints in the quilt. His little dog Freya was excited to have a new quilt to cuddle up on.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 98"

White Bear White Bear
By: Anita/Idaho,
Idaho, USA

From the book Quilted Legends of the West by Judy Zehner & Kim Mosher and published by That Patchwork Place.
Once made my husband really liked the quilt so I gave it to him for his birthday. Pieced and quilted by me about 1995-96.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 38"


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This post was published on June 14th, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

12 Responses to “Quilts for Guys”

  1. Johnne says:

    So many to love!!!! Nature’s Christmas is my pick today!

  2. Johnne says:

    Sorry, I thought I was on the other comment page with the comment above. Lots of wonderful quilts here to vote on.

  3. Lea says:

    Good luck to everyone! My favorite part of the week is seeing what others are making and voting of course!

  4. Inge Cox says:

    Ho-Ho-Ho-let-it-snow is awesome

  5. Pam says:

    Wonderful inspiration for our men folk, love the gone golfing one

  6. Charlotte says:

    As always beautiful quilts. Thank goodness I have this afternoon to quilt after being inspired.

  7. Julie A. says:

    Love all the quilts this week…. so hard to choose.

  8. Carla Finley says:

    Very nice quilts and great variety this week.

  9. Debbie says:

    Quite a variety. Hard to choose

  10. mjose says:

    !Me encanta esta sección!

  11. Sandy Y says:

    Love all the quilts

  12. Glenda says:

    Maria Von Trapp saw play cloths in her curtain fabric, and I see quilts for men in their shirts and ties. Thanks to everyone who shared a quilt. They are all wonderful.

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