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Cuddle Quilt for Creamie

September 4, 2012

A few months ago my friend Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies released a book called Geared for Guys which is full of quilt patterns specifically for men.  She has some great patterns in there, and nothing too frilly or foofy.  Manly colors, geometric shapes and clean modern lines.  And today I am kicking off her G.f.G. Remix tour, where twelve of us have used her manly man patterns and made a not so manly man version.

High Voltage 1

I used green and pinks and blues to make a small cuddle quilt for Creamie.  She loves it because it has four colors of blue and I love it because it was so quick and easy to put together.  Win-win all around!  It wasn’t until I had uploaded the pics and was writing this post that I thought I should have put another stripe of dark pink on the very bottom instead of the blue… ah well, I’m not changing it now.  And Creamie probably prefers the blue anyway.  You know, blue is kind of her thing.

The original quilt, called High Voltage, is 60″x80″ but I adjusted the measurements and only made this quilt a quarter of the size of the original pattern.  Then I added the two borders to the edges, and my quilt finishes at 42″x49″.  It would be a good baby size quilt, but I’m going to give it to Creamie so she has her own snuggle blanket.  Not long ago I realized that of the dozens and dozens of quilts I’ve made, she doesn’t have one of her own to snuggle and cuddle and drag around the house.  That is about to change.

HIgh Voltage 2

I am going to use this sweet chevron print for the back and bind it in a solid pink to help pull everything together.  I am really hoping I can get this one done soon.  I think I am going to try and quilt it myself… we’ll see if that actually happens, I’m in full swing Christmas sewing mode already, and I’ve got to throw some Halloween costumes in there somewhere as well.  I hope I can manage my time well enough in the next two weeks to have this one completely finished and on it’s third or fourth trip through the washing machine due to excessive loving.

High Voltage 3

Thanks Emily for such a great and versatile pattern!  You can buy her Geared for Guys quilt book with this pattern, plus 7 others from her etsy shop, and she has a digital version as well, which means no shipping! Yay! In the next two-ish weeks eleven other talented quilters will be showcasing their versions of Emily’s patterns in the Geared for Guys Remix tour.

Sept 4: Me, right here!
Sept 5: Lisa from Love to Color My World
Sept 6: April  from Making Ends Meet
Sept 7: Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Sept 8: Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Sept 9: Marion from My Quilt Diet
Sept 10: Sherri from A Quilting Life
Sept 11: April from Prairie Grass Patterns
Sept 12: Tricia from Notes of Sincerity
Sept 13: Shannon from It’s Sew Shannon
Sept 14: Shari from Doohikey Design Studio
Sept 15: Michael from Patchwork and Paper
Sept 16: Author and designer Emily Herrick to wrap things up and a giveaway.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2012 8:23 am

    Looks like a great book!

  2. September 4, 2012 11:58 am

    I love that pink binding! I think that will definitely tie everything together. :)

  3. September 4, 2012 8:20 pm

    I’m sure Creamie will prefer it with the blue stripe on the bottom esp. since blue is her thing.

    Nicely done! Both quilts look interesting but this pattern also looks like it could be a very fast quilt. thanks for sharing.

  4. September 4, 2012 8:34 pm

    Love your interpretation of Emily’s pattern! Can’t wait to see it finished.

  5. Jeanenne Nielsen permalink
    September 4, 2012 9:49 pm

    Love your version. Just because it is geared for guys, doesn’t mean you can’t change the colors and make it for a girl or someone else.

  6. September 5, 2012 5:39 am

    That is so cooool. I’m sure Creamie will love it!

  7. September 7, 2012 10:12 pm

    Very very cute! I love it in the girly version! :)

  8. September 16, 2012 9:45 pm

    what a great idea, I hope her book does well.
    I love the contrast of the abstract pattern with the feminine colors. Kind of a hard/ soft mix that looks really modern to me! I need some quilt inspiration lately!

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