Sunday, September 9, 2012

Geared for Guys Remix Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Geared for Guys Remix blog tour! Geared for Guys is a fantastic book by Emily of Crazy Old Ladies . The book contains quilt designs suitable for the men in your life...but as we're finding out on this blog tour, the patterns are easily adaptable for any variety of fabrics!

The quilt I chose is Urban Decay, and the original version of this quilt is ultra can see it in the upper left hand corner of the collage above. In it's original version, Urban Decay offers an innovative twist on the classic snowball block...perfect for guys.

I was first going to make my version is some fun floral Amy Butler prints...but a little fat quarter stack of Puttin' on the Ritz by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs just kept calling to me...I knew it would make a perfect baby quilt, and I figured I could make the whole quilt using just the 12 fat quarters in the bundle! The fabrics in this quilt really are a dreamy pink...I wish there had been better lighting for these pictures!

For my version I made 12 blocks, using the fun pink prints for the block centers, one of the darker pink prints for the posts, and the lighter prints from the bundle for the sashing.

For my triangle corners I used the neutral dot from Bonnie & Camille's Vintage's such a great basic that goes with so many fabrics!

I really like the proportions in this quilt, and I love how easily this went together...even if you make the larger size quilt, it's definitely do-able in a weekend. This is a great pattern to showcase fabrics that you love...and I know I'll be using it again!

Be sure to stop by all of the other blogs to see the "remix" versions of the quilts...and then make sure you drop by Emily's on the 16th for a fun giveaway!

Sept 4: Erika from High Voltage

Sept 5: Lisa from Helix

Sept 6: April M. from - OddBall

Sept 7: Vickie from Caution
Sept 8: Sinta from Ivy League

Sept 9: Marion from Gamer
Sept 11: April R. from - Switchback

Sept 12: Tricia from Caution

Sept 13: Shannon from Urban Decay

Sept 14: Shari from Ivy League

Sept 15: Michael from Helix

Sept 16: back to Emily for the giveaway!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I've been working on those hexagons and will be back to share some progress soon!

Have a wonderful day!


KaHolly said...

Great idea for a guys quilt!

trish said...

How cute Sherri! :o) What a darling baby quilt!!
Don't you just love how Emily's patterns are so versatile?!
Have a wonderful week.
Trish xo

Mama Pea said...

I love Anne's fabrics. Great job on this!

Julianne said...

Oh its beautiful, so delicate and girly...I justlove it. Looks like a great quick pattern to do in a time crunch..really nice.

Sharon B said...

THIS pink girl loves it!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh this is so sweet with the pinks! What a perfect little baby quilt, I love it! said...

I'm so glad this book Tour is going on. Now I want the book. Great quilt! I have so many more fabrics for my taste than my hubby's. Thanks

John said...

Your version of the quilt looks GREAT!! I love seeing it made in a completely different style. Glad you liked the pattern!

Sinta Renee said...

Yikes, I missed your day yesterday! But I am so glad I am seeing your adorable quilt today! Can't go wrong with BH pink!!! very sweet-

Gertie Pye said...

I love Snowball blocks and I would never have thought of doing them in pale pinks but your quilt has turned out just beautifully! Exquisite sewing as ever Sherri. Thank you for sharing!

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