Sunday, May 25, 2014

May "A Lovely Year of Finishes"

I did it! I finally finished the Man-Quilt. I've even tried it out a few times and the Flame Stitch FMQ makes it so comfy and soft. It is quite large for a lap quilt, 63"x74".  It is officially my largest finish to date.

Good thing I have this great wrap-around-porch because these photos had to be taken in the rain.

I sat in the chair on the right and listened to the Old Crow Medicine Show play Wagon Wheel at Lady Antebellum Amphitheater last night. How great is that. I got to listen to incredible live Bluegrass on my evening dog walk. We sit here and watch our community firework displays too. There are  benefits to living within a mile of an outdoor amphitheater and community park.


The Back 
(I think I like it the best)

FMQ close up

This Flame Stitch FMQ makes this quilt move like liquid. It is so over the top cozy. I was afraid my over zealous FMQ style would make it stiff but I was wrong. I like this so much better than my Hounds Tooth quilt that has much sparser straight-line quilting. 

Progress pics: L-Additional yardage to expand the pattern to Man-Size and R-squared and ready to bind.

For more information about the history of this quilt please visit my original Post for AYofLF.


  1. Very nice Man-Quilt! It can be tough to find patterns and fabric that hubbys will like, yours is just perfect. I finally got mine to confess to liking medallion quilts, so that is now on my To Do list. Also, beautiful quilting!

  2. Congrats on the big finish. It looks awesome. I love the border and backing.

  3. A perfect finish to be enjoyed on more perfect evenings as you had! It's not always easy knowing what to make for a did an inspiring job with you color and fabric choices. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I noticed you are a new blogger....welcome! Please feel welcome to stop by: With smiles, Val:)

  4. What a great quilt!! and Congratulations on your biggest quilt yet, you'll be making bed sized ones before you know it!! Love your porch too, absolutely beautiful

  5. Fabulous finish....I wish I could be sitting there on your porch pretty and tranquil!!!!

  6. what a lovely quilt, such a great colour palette. I love that the back mirrors the front, but with bigger blocks.

  7. Such a great design & color choice! Love the quilt - and the back - and the flames - and your porch. Why am I suddenly craving sweet tea?