Hubby’s Quilt

by Nicole

My husband is an easy going guy who doesn’t ask for much. So when he does ask for something, I do my best to make it happen. The other day he asked me to make him a quilt to keep him warm when he watches TV.

Would you believe I have never made a quilt for him?!? Shameful, I know. In the almost 11 years since we’ve been together, this will be the first quilt I will make him.

I dug deep down into my stash bin and pulled out a kit for Cityscapes, a Cherry House Quilt. I bought the kit last year right after I had my last daughter. Somehow I thought buying a kit would get me up and quilting quickly after her birth. Clearly, I was mistaken. I haven’t touched the kit in over a year!

I think the fabrics will work well for a masculine quilt. It’s a nice set of Kona cottons in blues and greens, with a bit of yellow, white, and black.

The pattern promises that it’s quick to piece, which is just what I need. I don’t want to waste any more time in giving my sweetheart a quilt.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Gertie Pye September 19, 2012 - 11:15 am

11 years on and I have never made my husband a quilt either! I am not sure whether he is ready to appreciate a hand crafted quilt yet. He would be happier with a plate of cheese and crackers. I love the fabrics you have chosen for your other half – this will be a lovely quilt.

Francine September 19, 2012 - 11:56 am

oooh the colors look so cool and calm – can't wait to see the quilt. I've been married for 21 years and I can't imagine making him a quilt – he will, however, get to sleep under the one I'm making for MY (our lol) bed.

Pennie September 19, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Looks lovely, and very masculine!

Kristan September 19, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Oooh, this is going to be so nice. Your husband will love it.

Lisa Ann September 19, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Perfect quilt for husband…I think its a great idea to make a quilt for him! And this quilt pattern and colors look perfect!

Carla September 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

That looks like a great kit. Happy stitching ; )

Colette September 19, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Nice colours! Lucky chap, I'm sure he'll appreciate it all the more for the wait!

Jennifer September 19, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Love Cherry House's work! I give props to your husband for being so patient! Mine keeps begging me to make him one and one for our own bed.

Books_Bound September 19, 2012 - 2:47 pm

I like it! Very masculine, but not something you'd be embarrassed to have on the couch either. πŸ˜‰ Sometimes, that's tough to balance! It's so sweet that he asked you to make it too.

Angela at Cut to Pieces was discussing significant other quilts last week, and I got a little worried that maybe I was jumping the gun by already making my boyfriend a quilt eleven months into our relationship–it seemed the consensus was that you make a quilt after you are 100% sure about the guy! At least I only tied it, I guess. πŸ˜‰

kat129 September 19, 2012 - 4:07 pm

You are too nice! I would definitely barter a quilt for laundry help πŸ™‚ You are right, normally masculine is hard to accomplish, but I think you hit the nail on the head here. I was just contemplating making my bro a quilt for Christmas – so thanks for the great idea!

Valerie September 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Yay for easy going husbands! (I have one of those too:) ). I love this quilt-colors, design, everything. He's going to love it!

Jenniffier Kramer September 19, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Great color choices and pattern. I think it will turn out wonderful.

Debbie September 19, 2012 - 6:06 pm

oh this looks like a fun one! And I can totally understand the 11 years – I think it was a tad longer for me, but that's been rectified.

Samantha September 19, 2012 - 7:16 pm

The first big quilt I made was for my hubby. He 'designed' it. 5 large Ohio stars and I made it happen. πŸ˜€ That was … 20 years ago? It got tons of use and I have no idea where it is now. I think it got wrapped around some visiting neices and nephews as they were tucked into car seats for a long ride home and we never saw it again. It was getting a bit worn by then. Now when we keep a quilt he gets as much use from it as I do, though I have a UFO that is going to be for him after I decide how the next phase on it will go. πŸ˜€

Heather D. September 19, 2012 - 7:24 pm

I've made quilts in general for our family, for on the couch, but poor hubby is taller than the quilts I've made!! I really need to make one that fits him. πŸ™‚ He tends to pull ratty old blankets out of the closet which drives me nuts!!

Your cityscape quilt will be great, and I love the colours you have chosen.

Katy Cameron September 19, 2012 - 8:01 pm

This will look great, and love the colours

Heidi Staples September 19, 2012 - 8:17 pm

This looks so perfect for a guy's quilt! Love the colors!

Cherie September 19, 2012 - 8:42 pm

Wow 11 years and no quilt LOL! A great looking pattern, hope to see some updates on how its going soon =D

Kelly September 19, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Oh a great pattern/ fabrics for a man friendly quilt πŸ™‚

Jenny September 20, 2012 - 2:35 am

Ah, how sweet! And that looks like the perfect pattern for a husband. Cherri House has a great style.

Joy September 20, 2012 - 6:48 am

wow… love it! I cant wait to see when it is finished.

Annabella September 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

Oh that will be a perfect man quilt – I love Cherry's quilts!

Peggy September 24, 2012 - 6:20 pm

I made that quilt 2 years ago for my sister and brother-in-law. It was fun to piece and I can vouch for it being a masculine quilt. My father-in-law loved it and wanted it for himself!! Just found your blog and love it! Your quilting style matches mine.

Quiltstory September 24, 2012 - 9:00 pm

This is super cute! Hope you share with us tomorrow at

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