Friday, February 14, 2014

Jungle Camo Inspired Quilt Top

I've wanted to learn to quilt for a while now, but never seemed to find the time.  You've heard all about my 20 Wishes and how I set goals for things I WANT to do.  Well  in 2013, I actually set aside the time and took a class. I also had a goal of completing a quilt for each of my children which didn't actually happen and got carried over into 2014.  ;-)

(I was not compensated for this post.)  My second quilting class was also at The Rabbit's Lair in Historic Downtown Rogers, Arkansas for three Saturdays in a row.  If you are in Northwest Arkansas looking for a class, oh my, call The Rabbit's Lair.  It is located in a lovely, grand, three story building filled with fabric, yarn, wool and inspiration!  Kathy was my teacher and WOW what a wonderful bundle of energy she is!
 

These Americana quilts are on display at The Rabbits Lair.
 This quilt is for my son.  He was in the Marines and now is in law enforcement.  Fabric choices were inspired by the jungle fatigues he wore while in Ghana, Africa.  I love this photo of him.



We worked on a pattern called "Yellow Brick Road", which is excellent for beginners.  While camo fabric wasn't actually used, my choices were all greens, browns and blacks.

 
Here's a close up of the material.

 
It was supposed to be a lap quilt, but I added a six inch border which makes it almost a twin size.  There's still the back and the quilting to be done, but I am so excited to have the top complete!
 
What do you think?  I'd love to hear your ideas about other fabric choices for men.
 
;-)  -Marci

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  2. I love your quilt top, Marci!!! The colours are perfect for a male quilt.

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  3. Oh wow! That is one fabulous guy quilt! I love your color choices and I love the inspiration for them as well. He's going to love it Marci. Nice job.

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  4. Wow, that is amazing that you can do that after two classes! I think color choice is very important in quilting, and yours makes such a pretty pattern. Great inspiration!

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  5. love this!! Pinning to my quilt board. Just made my first quilt and looking to make more!

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  6. Love it! No better gift in my humble opinion!
    Lisa

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  7. What a gorgeous quilt. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  8. I really want to learn how to make a quilt for all my kids too. This looks wonderful and is made with love :) Thank you again for sharing all your awesome posts with us at the MaMade Blog hop

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  9. Love your creativity picking your colors. I'd really like to see the finished quilt.
    love, Mom

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