I'm very fortunate that My Guy is a pretty strong supporter of my quilting obsession. He's tolerant of my requests for frequent stops at quilt shops when we are en route to just about any place. A couple of years ago we stopped at one quilt shop. He wandered in with me and poked around while I shopped. After a bit he pointed out a display quilt and asked me if I liked it. I replied that it was a nice quilt. About 5 minutes later he asked me the same question about the same quilt. Then in another 5 minutes he asked again. Obviously, I was missing something. I finally asked if he wanted me to buy the pattern and make that quilt. "Yes" was the response.
The pattern was "Fractions" by Kari of MoutainPeek Creations. It looked simple enough. It was, but blocks had to be assembled just so and pressed just the right direction. The assembly became a bit tedious. So the project got put away for a bit. Every few weeks, My Guy would ask about "his quilt". I'd made two quilts for our daughter and one for his mother, but not one for him. So the "guilts" set in and I finally finished it.
The quilting was done by Lesa Foreman. I'm not sure it's the most "manly" quilting design, but My Guy has never seemed to notice that detail.
The quilt was finally finished in June of 2010
It is his quilt, but he shares it with me since it resides on our bed. I love the deep jewel tones he choose for the theme. It's one of my favorite quilts.
Thanks for letting me share one of my quilts. I'm looking forward to checking out all the other lovely quilts at the Festival, hope you do too.