I needed a quick quilt for someone and I wanted to use something from my precut scraps. So, I sorted through my large "bricks" and tried to pick out fabrics that didn't read too feminine - this is going to a male. The hardest part about this quilt was narrowing down my fabrics. Flowers still crept in there; he'll just have to overlook them. If I could have been more random (like I usually work) this quilt would have been a snap.
Once I had everything sorted I was on my way....
I recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a fun, fast quilt. I think it would also be fun with all the bricks being in one color family like red, or blue, etc.
The backing was another matter. Doing this project made me realize my backing fabrics are really more feminine or geared to specific quilts that I have in mind. I also tend to buy backing only as I finish quilts. So I had to dig deep and I came up with this green homespun plaid that I think worked out fine. (It's much darker than the picture shows.) Then I quilted it with an all over design called Spiral Path by Desert Stitches and you can see a bit of it in the picture below with the snowman.
The snowman has nothing to do with this quilt - I just thought I would add it to the picture to make it more interesting. I purchased him at a quilt shop that was going out of business. Isn't he cute? I don't have the patience to make stuff like that.....just quilts. ;)
I washed the quilt to take care of colorfastness. Since I was using scraps, and some of them are fairly old, I didn't want to take the chance they would bleed when the recipient washed the quilt. Generally, I am not a pre-washer of fabrics, unless they are batiks, and darks such as reds, blues, blacks that are going to be against lights. I have never (knock on wood) had a problem and did not this time either.
I will probably link up to Judy L's on Monday so be sure to check out what others are doing on their design boards. There are so many wonderfully creative people out there and it is generous of Judy to let us link up there.
Have a wonderful week and a great start to December - WOW this year has flown by!