Hubby’s Quilt Finished!!!

by Nicole

There are many parts of making a quilt that I enjoy, but none so much as putting in the last stitch in the binding and holding it up for inspection.

Hubby's quilt_finished

I am relieved to finish Hubby’s Quilt. I used the CityScapes pattern by Cherry House Quilts. I thought it would be a quick quilt, but I met with a major snafu that slowed things down, plus the regular distractions of real life. In a perfect world, I think this is a quilt that can be made in a weekend. In my world, it took a month!

I quilted straight lines 1/2″ apart. I love the texture it creates.

hubby's quilt_close up

Here’s the back of the quilt. I’m a bit proud of myself that I didn’t buy any fabric for the backing. It would have been quicker to use yardage, but I had so many blue scraps from nap mat covers I did for my daughter’s preschool. I wanted to use up as much of them as possible.

hubby's quilt_back

Simple as these stripes are, I’m loving them!

At 72″ by 77″, quilted and bound, this quilt is ready to deliver to my husband. And just in time for his birthday!

hubby's quilt_close up 2

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susan October 19, 2012 - 1:32 am

Gorgeous!!!!!! and what an accomplishment with all the aggravation you had.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts October 19, 2012 - 1:43 am

Oh what a stunning quilt!! I love that you've just used solids, and the pattern is perfect.

Heather D. October 19, 2012 - 1:47 am

It's fantastic Nicole! I love love love the dense quilting lines.

wonkeybobbin October 19, 2012 - 1:52 am

I think my favorite part of making a quilt is pulling the quilt out of the dryer to see how it will look all crinkly and quilty šŸ™‚ I love the simple straight line quilting!

Mummy Quilts October 19, 2012 - 2:12 am

It looks absolutely amazing – I'm sure he loves it! I love the solids. šŸ™‚

Carla October 19, 2012 - 2:17 am

GREAT job. He will love it–but I hope he shares : )

Taryn October 19, 2012 - 2:20 am

Gorgeous quilt! The color combo is great and I really like the effect that the dense quilting has on the quilt. The backing is so beautiful too!

Francine October 19, 2012 - 2:27 am

It's absolutely gorgeous! I just love the colors, and the lines are so darn STRAIGHT! šŸ˜‰

Gemma@prettybobbins October 19, 2012 - 3:31 am

Oh my goodness! I haven't even read your words, just had to run down to the bottom and tell you how beautiful this quilt is! Of course you know that LOL But it is spectacular! Love it!

Jenelle October 19, 2012 - 3:42 am

You husband is a lucky guy. šŸ™‚ The piecing and the quilting compliment each other so nicely! I think the density of the quilting is perfect for this design. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Books_Bound October 19, 2012 - 3:59 am

Beautiful as always, Nicole! What a great guy quilt! I'm sure he'll adore it.

Peggy October 19, 2012 - 4:06 am

I turned out great!! It's funny, but I hit a snafu when I made that quilt too! I ended up taking out ALL of the FMQ stitches I had done and re-working it. I liked it a lot better after that. But then some of the fabrics bled in the wash. I washed and washed and washed until most of it had faded. All in all, I was SO ready to get rid of that quilt when it was finally done!!! My sister loves it and has given it a happy home. šŸ™‚

applepiepatchwork October 19, 2012 - 4:59 am

I love it! The back is just as gorgeous as the front is, and the straight line quilting just goes so well with it.


Debbie October 19, 2012 - 5:29 am

oh this is beautiful! Front and back both – I love it!

bloomingpoppies October 19, 2012 - 5:57 am

I've always loved this design. You have really made it shine. Great colors and the quilting on it is perfect!!

Dawn October 19, 2012 - 6:31 am

That is the perfect masculine quilt without being too masculine! I can't tell you how much I love this, and my hubby gives his thumbs up too, and with his bday coming in a week asked me "why I didn't make him a quilt for his bday too?" lol!!! Great job!

Caryn October 19, 2012 - 6:34 am

I love the texture of straight line quilting too. šŸ™‚ Your quilt is lovely; no doubt your husband will love it!

Joy October 19, 2012 - 6:42 am

It is fabulous Nicole! I love how it turned out. you get me so excited to keep going. I am a bit on the slow side right now. šŸ™‚

Megan October 19, 2012 - 7:24 am

Its lovely Nicole – it looks so clean and fresh with all those straight lines!

CitricSugar October 19, 2012 - 8:56 am

It turned out great! So man-friendly. šŸ™‚

Michele October 19, 2012 - 10:27 am

What a great finish! Your husband is going to be thrilled.

West Michigan Quilter October 19, 2012 - 11:37 am

Love your quilt. The colors are great and I especially love the way you quilted it.

Erin October 19, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Oh Nicole, it is superb. I've been looking for a few inspiring all-solids quilts and this has me sold. Fabulous! šŸ™‚

Megan October 19, 2012 - 12:30 pm

love this! It's such a guy-friendly pattern and color palette. There's no shame at all in cranking out this quilt in a month, especially with all those quilting stitches. I think the backing is just as interesting as the front – hurrah for using up what you have!

Lynn October 19, 2012 - 12:37 pm

I love it!!! Really a wonderful quilt, all aspects of it, colors,fabrics pattern and quilting.

Leanne October 19, 2012 - 1:17 pm

I have loved this pattern for a long time. Your quilt is stunning, and the quilting is perfect for the pattern.

Annabella October 19, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Oh Nicole – it's just amazing!! I love that it is manly and colourful and the quilting and back just make it perfect. It's a beauty (a manly beauty ;-))

Stacey Napier October 19, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Nicole – I just love it! I know that straight line quilting was quite an investment of time, but it was totally worth it. And, as much as I like the front, the back is just as cool. Great "man" quilt!

Melanie October 19, 2012 - 2:49 pm

I absolutely love your 1/2" quilting… and the back. Oh the back!! I love it all! beautiful use of color and your stash!

Lori October 19, 2012 - 3:25 pm

This is beautiful. He is going to love it. You did a fantastic job.

Paige October 19, 2012 - 3:30 pm

I love an all solid quilt. The colors are rich and the quilting is amazing!

Miss Nancy October 19, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Gorgeous! Love everything about it! Perfect man quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Cathy Tomm October 19, 2012 - 7:23 pm

I love the colours you have used. Looks good.

Kelly October 19, 2012 - 8:13 pm

It looks great Nicole!

Valerie October 19, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Looks great, Nicole! Love the back as much as the front!

Emily October 19, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Lovely quilt Nicole!

heartsease54 October 19, 2012 - 10:10 pm

This turned out just beautiful Nicole, I think your husband will love it!

LC October 19, 2012 - 10:53 pm

Gorgeous! What awesome work.I love the texture of all that quilting too. I did a quilt like that for my mom, and the texture was just wonderful. I'm not sure I'll do it again any time soon though, it takes miles of thread and just forever.

Tessa Marie October 20, 2012 - 12:01 am

Oh Nicole, it is gorgeous! He is going to love it! I don't think anyone could have done it in a weekend, especially with all that quilting! Great job:)

Heidi Staples October 20, 2012 - 4:47 am

It's absolutely beautiful, Nicole! I'm still loving this color scheme, and the pattern is perfect. What a great guy's quilt!

Jennifer October 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Ooooh this is gorgeous!! Your hubby is one lucky guy!

Jennifer šŸ™‚

Carla October 21, 2012 - 4:29 pm

So beautiful. What hubby wouldn't love a quilt of his own. I also love the back and the straight line quilting. Great quilt!

thisyearsdozen October 21, 2012 - 7:06 pm

It is beautiful, Nicole. I know your hubby loves it.

Katy Cameron October 22, 2012 - 3:54 am

Ha, in my world quilts take months lol Love this one though, and sure hubby does too!

Bumblebee and Sophie October 23, 2012 - 1:07 am

This is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Kirsten October 23, 2012 - 1:15 am

Wow – this is absolutely stunning! I recently purchased "City Quilts" as I think it is a great collection of quilts using solids and ones suitable for guys.

Erica October 23, 2012 - 2:21 am

This is a beautiful quilt! What a great gift for your hubby.

Kelly October 23, 2012 - 6:48 am

Gorgeous! October 25, 2012 - 10:49 pm

I love it!
My daughter has her queen size on her bed now! She drug it off to college then finally off to her own place. Interesting how different they look using different colors! Yours is beautiful!! I went with 1" apart quilting thinking it would be drapier and it is, but I really love your tighter stitching!

Heidi Grohs October 28, 2012 - 1:21 am

Once again you nailed it girl!! Awesome!

Jeanette November 5, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Love,love,love this quilt, design and color choices!

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