Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Man Quilt Beginnings

Feeling a need to share a little more quilt love with my boys, I've started another man quilt. Although they say diamonds are a girls best friend, I think they make for a pretty masculine quilt. It took me a few tries to get these just right. Making sure I had proper seem allowance on all sides with out chopping off points. Not that I'm a real perfectionist when it comes to this. But there are times when I put forth the effort. This quilt just happened to be one of those times.
 Once I got that figured out I changed a bunch of these diamonds.
 Next I chained some smaller ones.
 Finally I added a set of larger ones. I do like to play with different sizes of the same or similar shapes in a quilt. Call me strange but I find it interesting to see how they all play together.
I have several more rows to finish and a little play with alternate rows. But for an beginning I think this man quilt has potential.


  1. It kind of reminds me of an argyle design. The blues look great and are perfect for a male.

  2. I like where this is going :-)

  3. Love how you play with the shapes.

  4. Oh, I love this! What a great idea! I think it looks very masculine as well.

  5. I love the 'variations on a theme' with the altered repetition of a shape.

  6. I like the different sizes and shapes too. Great fabric choice as well.