Home is where the QUILT is in Quilter’s World (December 2011)

Hello Friends, my “Home is where the Quilt is” quilt is officially featured in Quilter’s World‘s December 2011 issue.

This is probably the most man-cave-ish quilt I have made thus far!  Though not as dainty in appearance as in many of my quilts, I do like the “comfort look” of the quilt…


as in a quilt that will be and is put to use!


Quilting is done with Aurifil Mako 50 thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt.  The motif is my allover swirly tails.


Fabrics are from RJR Thimbleberries’ Harvest Homecoming collection.  These fabrics are sure to delight many, especially Thimbleberries’ fans!

Are you currently making any comfort or man-cave quilts?  I would dearly like to know! My next quilt will also be using another Thimbleberries line.  Stay tuned for sneaky peeks!

Thanks for stopping by.  If all goes well, tomorrow will be a Thread Talk post.   Adios, till  tomorrow then.

23 thoughts on “Home is where the QUILT is in Quilter’s World (December 2011)

  1. Love the masculinity in this quilt. The dark parts of the block look like a man’s bow-tie.
    I have made several quilts just for men. Flannels are wonderful for guys and they take machine quilting very nicely. Feel like wrapping yourself in butter when they have been washed. Also have made several dark wall quilts with batiks and great geometric vintage block patterns. My hubby loves them.
    Also a “quilt of valor” for my SIL who served in Iraq/Afghanistan, done in patriotic colors and simple design. He loves it, too. His wounds were a head injury and damage to his soul…PTSD.

  2. I love this quilt–the colors and how you designed this plus the quilting design. You are good!! You will not hear too much from me–we sold our home and hopefully we will be moving to Las Cruces, NM. We are waiting on the appraisal which is the biggy around here. We are busy-busy doing packing,etc. \
    But I still we be checking to see what you are doing-may not always respond.
    Happy Quilting and can’t wait to get Quilting World.

  3. I was informed one year ago that my family would prefer to spend more time with me than they would a quilt. I am not making any for Christmas and I miss it so much. I think they will too. First year I made different sizes and each signed a sheet with the packages. I got in trouble for that one because an IL got it rather than immediate family. Last year made all Holly Jolly Christmas themed but different pinwheels and checks and string quilted and then the big blowup.
    I haven’t seen that member all year. I do not see any of them any more than when I was quilting. Your loss is my gain for working on other things.

  4. Hello Wendy, I am again and again surprised like well it patchen and quilten, and all this still very fast. I believe I it will never create so well quilten to be able. I love it these photos to see, at the same time point out to me my borders, which makes me sad. I know Handquilten well, but does not last to for a long time, there create I anything. Thus I practice Maschinenquilten. For the moment I torment myself with a Patch Quilt with panels. Its Tread talc over panels helped me somewhat, but my panels there different is , not very much. I wrote this over a translator, because that exceeds my English, but I hope you can understand it.

  5. I saw it in my magazine and it was gorgeous. The entire issue was filled with wonderful “man” quilts. I loved the fabrics you used in your quilt and the all over swirls were perfect for it.

  6. OOO! I like that quilt a lot. I thought it looked like Thimbleberries.
    We used to have a local shop that used to see all that fabric but it closed and I don’t see it around here anymore.

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  9. Love the colors and the jagged shapes, reminding me of my “rough-edged” beloved he-man. He’s getting to a point in his life where a quilt will bring much wanted comfort for the aches and pains that plague his aging body. Thank you for sharing your ideas and accomplishments with us!

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