July 1, 2011

The big reveal!

I have been working on this belated Father's Day present for the past 3 months and have not been able to share any pictures or progress reports with you, pure torture! haha I knew we would go visit my dad over 4th of July weekend and I wanted to surprise him with a big lovely "man quilt" for his king sized bed. So without further ado, I give you "The Blue Beast" :)





I absolutely love the top of this quilt. All of the blues and the pattern is very geometric and modern to me. The tutorial is from Melissa Cory - her coin quilt from Moda Bakeshop - which I then multiplied x's 4... and took an extra row off in the end.

This monster is about 90 x 100 - give or take a few inches. It didn't turn out as big as I hoped but with all the trouble I had sewing and quilting this beast, I'm glad it did not turn out bigger! My quilting leaves a bit to be desired... I wanted to do so much more with it but I had so many machine and human issues trying to fit this in my little domestic machine that I finally just went with a 1/4 inch border inside the strips and that was it. It turned out ok and I learned a lot and I'm sure my dad will love it inspite of all its flaws. You live and you learn I suppose... even tho its hard to let go and not worry about all the details :)



Happy Belated Father's Day Daddyman! You will already have this lovely monster on your bed by the time you are reading this :)


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11 comments:

Michelle said...

Great job! I'm sure your dad will love it. :)

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

That is a HUGE quilt! It turned out great and I'm sure your dad was just tickled with such an amazing and thoughtful gift.

Joy said...

That's gorgeous!! I'm sure he'll love it! :D

LynCC said...

Wow! That *is* huge to handle in a table top machine. Good for you!! Must feel wonderful to have it finished in time for your trip. Lucky Dad. :D

Lindsay said...

awesome! it looks great. and well done for quilting that huge monster on your machine. you're braver than me right now... coin quilts are simply beautiful too, without being too complicated. i will try one someday. congrats on finishing! :D

Debbie said...

Oh my, that IS a beast! Beautiful! I can't believe you quilted that on a home machine!!
btw, congrats on winning my 100th post give-away! :-)

Bree said...

You know I love it, and he'd better too! I can't wait to hear what he thinks of it. Hope you're having a good trip!

Impera_Magna said...

Very cool quilt... definitely macho!

**nicke... said...

goodness gracious! it is BEAUTIFUL! and BIG! i am sure he is in love with it. i am so impressed that you quilted it by yourself! you did a fantastic job.

Kayjay said...

that is a beautiful quilt for anyone. I love the colours and the patterns they have created.

DaddyMan said...

The Quilt is wonderful!! My daughter is also wonderfully talented!! Wish I could say she gets her craftiness from me but I must give her mother credit for that. Love The DaddyMan