I'm so excited to get this new quilt along started. I'm thinking it's going to be fun, really fun! And, we'll have the quilt tops finished before Thanksgiving, so we can finish them for Christmas gifts. Woo Hoo - are we on top of Christmas early this year or what?
This version is colored with "Antique Fair" fabrics by Moda
I also have two blocks to show you. Here is one block for Studly's quilt made in red, white, blue and tan wovens:
Don't you just love these cute little blocks? And, I have to tell ya - they stitch together really quickly - not a lot of seams to match up (which happened quite by accident - and makes me super happy).
Now, this quilt along is in honor of my Studly, for whom I designed this quilt, and you could certainly make one for your Studly! This quilt would also be great for any guy in your life, or any girl, too! And, if you're up for some real fun - you can make 2 - like me, so you'll have matching quilts.
16 Dark/Medium Fat Quarters (for Blocks, Flying Geese & Scrappy Binding)
10 Light/Print Fat Quarters (for Background of Blocks & Geese)
3 Yards Light/Plain Background Fabric
You'll have some extra left-over, but I like to leave room for extra options in a scrappy quilt, and in case there are any cutting errors.
Here is the fabric I'm using for Studly's Quilt:
So, I thought it would be fun to share a bit of "Studly" trivia with you on each post of this quilt along. And I'd love it if all of you wanted to follow along on your blogs, and share a bit of trivia on your posts about the recipient of your quilt.
This Week's Studly Trivia - How He Came To Be Known As Studly
When I started blogging in March 2009, I kept calling him my "Sweet Husband". After a couple of posts, he had to have a little conversation with me (being warm-hearted like I am and all):
Hubby: You've gotta stop calling me "Sweet" - it sounds too girly, too feminine.
Me: But you are sweet. Men can be sweet too, ya know. What do you want me to call you?
Hubby: Stud, call me Stud.
Me (laughing hysterically, probably thinking of the movie "Some Kind Of Wonderful" where Watts warns Keith "don't get too carried away there "Studly"): How about "Studly Husband?"
Hubby: Yeah, that'll work.
But, you all should know that he really is super, duper sa-weet! Irresistably sweet! And, don't tell him I told you this (wouldn't want him to get a big head or anything), but he's also irresistably Studly :)
Okay, who's up for some quilt along fun? I can't wait to see all of your fabric choices - and to read the first piece of trivia about your quilt's recipient.
Please leave a comment to let me know if you're joining us in the fun - and start digging in your stash. Or, you could do like Josie - and go do some damage fabric shopping (heart ya Josie :)!!
We also have a flickr group set up here (thank you Sweet Studly Husband) so that you can post your photos as we quilt along Here!
And here's a little bling for your blogs:
***UPDATE: Oops, I forgot a couple of things. Everyone is is welcome to participate, bloggers and those without a blog as well! And, here is the quilt along schedule:
Saturday, Oct. 8 - Cutting Instructions
Saturday, Oct. 15 - Assembling the Quilt Blocks
Saturday, Oct. 22 - Assembling the Flying Geese
Saturday, Oct. 29 - Catch-Up Week
Saturday, Nov. 5 - Assembling the Quilt Center
Saturday, Nov. 12 - Adding Quilt Borders
Can't wait to see your fabrics!