Friday, June 6, 2014

My Brother's Cuddle Quilt

I finished R's cuddle quilt this week.  It was my June goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (Link #15).  So nice to have it finished early again, because I never know what will take my time during the summer with my boys. 

Here is a close-up of some of my favorite prints. I love the mustache print, and I know he will love the butterflies. 

The phrase, "Second verse, same as the first" keeps going through my mind.  His quilt is a lot like mine, but hopefully more masculine. 

The solid in his quilt is Kona Crimson, while the one in mine is a mystery from my stash.  Up close they aren't that different, but the small change makes a big difference. 

His quilt also has a minky with shorter fibers on the back.  I quilted it by stitching in the ditch horizontally and vertically. 

I did the binding by machine with three inch cut strips.  I like wider bindings when the quilt is thicker.  I am beginning to really like binding by machine.  It is so fast. 

I finished this quilt in three days, and I totally love it!  I just love quilts that are black and white plus one more color.  It is my hope that my brother will also love and use it. 

Quilt Stats #106
Name:  R's Cuddle Quilt
Pattern:  Patchwork with 6 inch finished squares
Quilting design: Stitch in the ditch
Fabric:  Kona Crimson and random black & white prints
Backing: Black Minky
Amount Used: 7 yards
Batting: Warm and white
Size: about 60 x 72
Date Finished:  June 2014
What I learned:
  • It is really fun to go buy new fabric for a new quilt! 
  • I am tired of keeping track of a stash report, so I am not going to any more. I already know I am using way more than I am buying. 

If my brother doesn't like it, he can just give it back.  I am not the only one in my family who likes this quilt.  ;) 


P.S.  I am linking up with Finish it up Friday and Can I get a Whoop Whoop


  1. What I wouldn't do to finish a quilt that quickly! I second your thoughts on machine bindings -- I can't bear to bind by hand.

  2. 3 days! You are speedy! I love that you put the two together to see the difference in the colors too. I am sure he is going to love it. I love seeing how much fabric you have gone through this year! I love binding by machine too!

  3. Great quilts!!! These are great gender-neutral/masculine quilts :-) Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  4. Both are great! Seeing the two together, I agree that yours is a little more feminine. At least on my screen yours looks purple and his looks more red. Of course your brother is going to like it! :)

  5. Congratulations on the finish and getting your ALYOF project done so quickly in June! I hope he loves it! :)

    1. I agree! I esp. love the mustache fabric too. Awesome finishes've inspired me to get going on my grandson's eye spy as it's just 4 inch squares.

  6. If your brother does not like it, I imagine the line behind him is pretty long! ;)

  7. If your brother doesn't like it, he's nuts! :) I love the photo of the two quilts side by side, and you may have to make a third one now for another little man...

  8. Wow that was fast! Thanks for showing both quilts together. I haven't even looked at my June project! Nice job getting yours done early.

  9. Oh my!!! I love it. I have several black and white pieces and I love just squares so I am so excited to do this one. oh thanks for the inspiration. I have always been afraid to do minky on the back. Worried it would slip and slide and pucker. it looks perfect!

  10. I agree about machine binding, I hate hand binding. I love the colors, and it is more manly than yours. Great job

  11. That was fast! Your brother will love it!

  12. I love it! And with the minky backing it looks SO cozy. Great work!

  13. Such excellent fabric choices. I'm sure your brother will love it, especially with mustaches!

  14. How could he not love it? It's gorgeous and cuddly and it's made by you. Of course he'll love it. That mustache fabric is wonderful.

  15. Black and white plus one. I love it!! This would be something great for my grown son (and son-in-law).

  16. I'm sure your brother will love it! How could he not? Well done.

  17. I can't imagine your brother not liking it. Congrats on your finish!

  18. So many lovely black and white fabrics in this beautiful quilt.

  19. Oh I really like it! And the color difference between your's & his makes a big difference! Did he love it?

    Found your post thru Val's Tuesday linkup.


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