Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blokey Enough???

This what has happened to Tyler's quilt so far - maybe not to be, though I am happy with it! Perhaps not blokey enough for an 18 year old - though Tyler is not blokey - just gorgeous, so what do you think?
I don't usually use 'homespun' type fabrics - though, this black border fabric is Emma Louise - just gorgeous and about the best quality I have ever seen in Australia in latter years. I love, love the wonky cabins and could add extra borders to make it larger for Tyler - but, then I think - maybe leave it as it is and let it be a Comfort Quilt? It is 54" square, so a reasonable size as is - maybe a funky young teenage girl would like it!
Should I add the extra borders and make it up to say 64"? Have another very important project calling, so must away and stop dithering about this quilt!
I'm feeling fairly well today - thanks for your kind thoughts - hugs♥

23 Lovely People said ...:

Julie said...

hi lurline,
so pleased you are feeling better today!
yes, that wonderful quilt is blokey enough, but could also be given to a girl. for a guy though, i'd make it it bit larger...that's just me though. you've done a fantastic job regardless.
julie :)

Karen said...

I think I would like another border to make it larger. I like a quilt big enough to wrap up in without the feet sticking out. I do like your wonky log cabin blocks. I have a quilt top made with some. I need to get it quilted. It is in Christmas colors, so no hurry.

Mildred said...

So delighted to hear you are feeling better. I think the quilt is wonderful as is.

Deb said...

Lurline the quilt looks fabulous, and my 18yr old says he likes it-so no need to worry!!
DS is very definite on his tastes. I am sure it will be loved to bits.

Julie said...

Hi Lurline,
Its hard to know if the quilt is suitable I don't know the recipient. If you are worried maybe you could give him the option off another quilt if he thinks this one is not his style. I'm sure it wouldn't be a chore to make another quilt. Any excuse will do.

Julie said...

I really must check my spelling before I post a comment. Sorry.

Jan said...

I think Tyler would love the quilt. So pleased to see you are feeling a lot better. Missed you yesterday.

Simply This and That said...

What a fantastic quilt! Very cool. ;o) ooxx`jodi

Julia said...

So pleased to see you today, glad your feeling a lot better.
I think it's great and perfectly blokey enough for Tyler..
An extra couple of borders would be great, makes it a bit more his wrap around size...I still think he may have a bit more growing to do..look at your two big boys!
Hugs Julia ♥

Jan said...

Gorgeous quilt; anyone (even a bloke!) would love it. My friends' boys love a quilt to curl up on the couch and watch telly with; couch/lap quilts are definitely a comfort thing. The size depends how long his legs are and just how much of himself he likes to snuggle under a quilt!

Fiesta said...

Lurline it is a wonderful quilt for any young man.
If he is tall then add the border if not, let it be. It looks great.
Glad you are feeling better.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hi Lurline...I can make a comment, the past few days I have had a bit of a problem...love the quilt If I was making that for my boys when they were 18 I am sure they would have loved it...

Stephanie said...

Love how you did the sashing and cornerstones. When I made my son a quilt for his high school graudation his request was "make it big enough." I did.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Fantastic quilt. I'm sure anyone,regardless of age or gender, would love those vibrant colors. I love the width of your sashing and cornerstones, too. Glad you're feeling better.

Quiltplay said...

I really love this and I think any young man (bloke) would love it! As always it's simply beautiful!

Joy said...

I think the quilt is terrific as is ... but if you wanted to add another border maybe you could make it up from scraps leftover from the blocks (??).
Love it .... and so glad you're feeling better :o).
Hugs,
Joy :O)

Mel said...

I love your word 'bloke' I'm going to have to use that more!

LOVE the quilt!! Great job on colors and design!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lurline,
I think the quilt is perfect for an 18 year old. Have enjoyed looking at you house swappers projects.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Robyn said...

Hi Lurline! :D
Have missed catching up with you the past while or so. Firstly sorry you've been unwell...my son has asthma as well and at times it's very difficult for him...I don't know if this is all for you but get well dear lady!
I think the quilt is definitely blokey enough for Tyler, but I have 2 long boys and they go for the longer quilts, so I'd vote for adding borders...Love it!
What're you thinking now?
hugs
Robyn xx

Micki said...

I am glad that I found your blog. I love your quilt, and I am glad that you are feeling better. I have been enjoying your posts with my first cup of coffee, and then my second, and so on. LOL You are very talented indeed!
Micki
In Ireland

belinda said...

Well I LIKE it....and I think he will too....
after all....YOU made it!!!!

Christina said...

beautiful!

em's scrapbag said...

I really like how it turned out. Makes me wonder if I should put sashing on mine.