Monday, November 11, 2013

Crazy For the Boys!

After much anticipation, 
it is,
at last, 

Day Five!

I am pleased to introduce to you my guy, Ty!
Apparently, he has always liked the color red..
But his favorite color is actually blue.
He has a lifelong passion for things on two wheels...
He may be ALL MAN now,
but I assure you he is very much a BOY AT HEART...
He tends to keep me laughing!
 
And sometimes on the edge of my seat!
Go 65!!

We all know it takes patience to be the husband of a quilter, eh?
For years now I have been stashing fabric, and every now and then I will show Ty some fabric with the promise, "I will stash this one for your quilt"  --  yada yada, right?

Well, thanks to Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt for hosting this blog hop, 'For the Boys', and as well to Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for cheering us all on, and let us not forget Camelot Fabrics for providing such generous incentive(s), I have been properly motivated, and Ty has, at long last, been properly rewarded!

Back in July, on Ty's Birthday, I pulled out all the fabrics I had been stashing (cuz every Red Letter Day deserves a quilt, eh?).
It was really fun sorting through and adding to the pile. Here is a sampling:
Some of the more recent additions came from swaps and giveaways. (Thanks for the YZ fabric Amira, it is one of Ty's favorite bikes!) 

A ZigZag just seemed well suited to Ty, so I drew it up and showed him the sketch on his Birthday. (A quilt plan. Some present, right? I should have wrapped it!)

He wasn't quite satisfied, so I drew it up on EQ6 and he helped me add a bit of Ty-like Style to give it a bit more pizzazz. The drawing was terrific, and fun, but of course, the months went by...

Again, we have this Hop to thank for the fab-finish!
I took the quilt to the local dog park for photos. See the onlooker on the right hand side?
This park is also an interpretive one, with native plants. Since I am not native, I learn something every time I am there. These big peanut things caught my eye,
Off track we are, and this is supposed to be all about Ty...
And Ty's quilt...
Couple more photos for you and we can get on with the giveaway...
Here is Mr. Juki at work, quilting the Star Wars patch.
And the Ty Ty Ty Ty patch I printed...
The next shot shows a bit more of the quilting, although it is still hard to see with the busy prints..
Also the backside of the pillow. This is the first time I quilted a backing for a pillow that also has a hidden zipper.
Only the best for my Ty;-)
The front of the pillow is made with blocks Ty removed when it was still on the design wall. Culling is such sweet sorrow, right Liz?
I must admit, their placement did not suit the quilt well though. Now that they are in pillow form, Ty has adopted the orphans with gusto, so all is not lost...
I did not need to piece a fancy back as this fabric seemed to suit it well, and matches the Reunion binding perfectly. Woo-Lah!I

One more thank you to our ambitious, motivational leaders before we wrap this up!

Be sure and visit all of today's participants:

RedLetterQuilts (That's me! Thanks for visiting!)
 
Enjoy the hop!
 
BUT FIRST, stick around for the giveaway!
After winning several prizes this year, I figure it is my turn to spread the love!

Leave a comment and you will be entered for the drawing to win this bundle for the BOYS! Giveaway entries will end at Midnight, PST,  Sunday Nov. 17th.
No pond is too daunting for me to ship over, as long as I can contact you for an address ;-)

Bundle of FQ Bots by Michael Miller!

P.S. If you are interested in my GIRL giveaway, visit Monday's Post!

93 comments:

  1. Oooooohh...I REALLY love this one! Pinning!

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  2. that is an amazing finish - fantastic :-)

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  3. In a word,WoW! This quilt is just stunning,and well worth the wait,in my opinion.

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  4. I really like the way the chevrons dribble away, and the overall design with that fabric mix is great!

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  5. Fantastic!! bet you make top 2 today!

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  6. What a lucky boy to receive such a wonderful quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. My guy is a YZ guy, too. Great quilt for Ty. Love the colors and all the personal touches. Your design is definitely one I would make.

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  8. What a fantastic quilt. Great design combo between you and Ty. The colours are lovely. Worth the wait on that one!

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  9. That is beautiful. Your boy is so lucky.

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  10. FANTASTIC quilt. Just perfect for your man...and the pillow is perfect as well! Congrats is well deserved on this creation!

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  11. Lovely quilt and I love your design for it. The colors are just awesome too!

    Those Michael miller FQ bundles are so adorable.Would be fun to win.

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  12. Great story and wow is that a great quilt design. I love it. A zigzag, and then some. Wonderful!!!

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  13. What a great quilt! I really enjoyed reading your whole post!

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  14. Great story and wonderful quilt. It sounds like things get pretty exciting around your house!

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  15. Great quilt. You are very creative and talented!

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  16. I love you're fresh take on chevron quilts. The diagonal lines going off the chevrons is beautiful.

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  17. OH WOW, this is a BOY man quilt that any motor crosser would love, the angles, hills…welllll done…in fact your photos are wonderful too..

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  18. Marvelous man quilt, I love the design and may have to "borrow" it later.

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  19. Love, love, love this quilt! What a fantastic design.

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  20. Gorgeous quilt! I love the different take on the zig-zag.

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  21. What a fantastic quilt! Bravo!!! :)

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  22. Wow, your quilt layout is fabulous! I just love seeing how others think outside the box.

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  23. Congrats on your accomplishment today with your awesome quilt!

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  24. I love your quilt - so dynamic. Thanks for the giveaway - I have some great nephews who need a quilt.

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  25. I'd be on the edge too...lol. Nice that he enjoys what he does though. Fantastic quilt!!

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  26. Great design! I see I am not the only one who appreciates when the quilt receiver participates in the design element! You guys did a fantastic job!

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  27. Very interesting pattern, thanks for sharing

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  28. Wow! This quilt is awesome. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  29. Congrats to you and your son for a quilt well done!! Fantastic quilt.

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  30. Wow! Your quilt is superb, thanks for sharing it.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  31. OMG...I love that quilt! It is perfect for Ty. I truly enjoyed reading your story and seeing your pictures of Ty growing up. How proud you must be. (they grow up too fast, huh?)

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  32. What I really love about your quilt is that it isn't all zig zag! You did a great job! thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Your quilt is amazing. Love the pattern. It is a perfect pattern for a guy.

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  34. Gorgeous! I really love your quilt. The colors and pattern are perfect for the guys. Thank you so much for sharing and for the great giveaway.

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  35. I love Ty's quilt and I'm sure he does too!
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  36. Oh, wow, I love this quilt! It is definitely perfect for any boy in our life. Great fabric combinations and pattern. Very cool!

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  37. Welllll, that is a quilt which is full of surprises, the blocks, the tiny little details, the look of the quilt as a whole, wonderfull! You have my full respect, great work!!!!

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  38. What a great quilt! I love this zigzag design--perfect for a boy of any age. Great job choosing the fabric, putting it together, and quilting it!

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  39. This is simply awesome! My favorite quilt of all!

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  40. Wow! Great quilt for boys or anyone. Unique!!!

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  41. Jazzy design. Maybe Ty could go into quilt designing. LOL Wonderful job and thanks for sharing.

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  42. Those are such fun prints! THANKS for the chance!

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  43. Wow, that is just too cool. So much detail in your fabrics. Love how you printed Ty on fabric. That is just one very special and personal labor of love!

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  44. Wow, that is just too cool. So much detail in your fabrics. Love how you printed Ty on fabric. That is just one very special and personal labor of love!

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  45. I love your scrappy quilt! The colors and the setting are fabulous! I even pinned this one onto one of boards.

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  46. What a great quilt! It is gorgeous!
    Did you open one of those "big peanut things"? Inside is a gorgeous red "bean" that is the seed. My mom has them all around her house here in south Texas. The flowers look like wisteria and smell almost as sweet.

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  47. I love this quilt! I never would have thought of straightening out the zigzags, but it is a brilliant idea, one I will be sure to use! Thanks for sharing this great manly quilt!

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  48. All the 8 boys in my family would LOVE that quilt it's just fantastic. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  49. Love the quilt. The pics of Ty are great. I have 2 boys that I have almost identical pics of. Boys and motorcycles (or big mud trucks) are a way of life at our house. Thanks for the inspiration and also for the giveaway.

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  50. I loooovvveee it! It would take years to find all that great fabric for a boy/man. Love the design and the colors are magnificent.

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  51. Wonderful finish, so worth waiting for (easy for me to say). Love the pattern

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  52. I love how the design came out, really neat, thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  53. Great quilt. I know a guy that would love it too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. WOW! Great quilt...Love it. I am sure Ty will cherish it forever. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. GREAT quilt. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Your quilt is amazing Thanks for sharing

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  57. HI,WHAT A NEAT PROJECT!
    THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  58. I just love Ty's Quilt! It's really great that he helped you design it. Love are the really cool fabrics you have collected over the years for him!

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  59. Your quilt is really wonderful. Love those colors.

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  60. I absolutely love Ty's quilt, and I really hope you do a tutorial or pattern for it. I have lots of boys in my family!

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  61. AWESOME quilt! Especially the way the HSTs shift into zigzags and divide the quilt on the diagonal -- impressive!! Great mix of fabrics, too. I have to agree on the "culling" -- but what a great solution! Wee done!

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  62. Oh, this is really great quilt. I totally love this design. Fabulous!

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  63. Love it! Love the little details of the fabric. Great pattern.

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  64. This quilt is just amazing! I love the design of it...so perfect for that bike rider. :) blessings, marlene

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  65. I love how you changed directions on the color bands. What a wonderful quilt, Heidi! I bet Ty is thrilled with the colors, the fabrics and that fact that he has a quilt specially made for him.

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  66. That is one terrific quilt.
    Ty is a lucky guy! Thanks for the chance to win some cute boy fabric.

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  67. I'm a non-quilter but a quilt-lover. I love Ty's quilt & the pieces in it that are reflections of him, his loves & personality. So clever..even a piece with his name. the pattern is new to me, love it..complex..like Ty?

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  68. Love, Love ,Love it. Wow. Great job, love the colours, love the pattern. Worth waiting for!

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  69. I really like chevron quilts and I think yours just might be my favorite! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  70. Wonderful quilt and I love the innovative chevron design. You go, girl, just like your Ty goes on his 2-wheeler!!

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  71. Great quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I love the quilt you made for Ty. What a lucky son. And I can't believe you printed your own fabric with his name, very clever. The fabrics in your give-away are so cute. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  73. I love the movement of your quilt... will definitely be pinning it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  74. Such a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing it. You have inspired me to try to finish at least one of the many unfinished quilts.

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  75. I really REALLY love that quilt! Great design!

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  76. Wow, that is an AWESOME quilt!! I love the half straight- half chevron pattern. Fantastic job!!

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  77. What a great design! The mix of chevron with straight rows was a wonderful variation, and adding the rows that don't become a chevron made it perfect. Lucky Ty.
    clairealex at google dot com

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  78. Love your quilt. The design is awesome...will you have the pattern available?
    Terrific pillow too. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  79. This is a wonderful gift of love and collaboration for your son. An heirloom to treasure. Thanks "For the Boys" hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  80. Wow. That is an epic quilt Heidi! And I'm glad you found a home for those poor, rejected blocks ;-)

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  81. Ty is one lucky guy, and sounds pretty creative as well. I think he did well with the removed squares...I like the uniqueness of the design as well. Nicely done!

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  82. AWESOME!!! The design of this quilt is stunning and the colours, fabric, everything works perfectly. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I've pinned.

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  83. Your quilt looks amazing - you have used such a great collection of fabrics in there!

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  84. What a great quilt. I think it was worth the wait for Ty. Thanks for the chance!

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  85. Brilliant quilt! Just loving those fabric choices :) found you through the hop - thinking of staying!!

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  86. Well whaddaya know. I just pinned this quilt on Pinterest yesterday because I love it so much! Great design, I'm happy to see a little more of it! My boys are still young, so of course we would LOVE the bots! ;)

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  87. very pretty chevron quilt! I met you at the quiltique sidewalk sale. My daughter bought your vintage blocks! Great blog!

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  88. Lovely quilt, great work!
    I'm surre it will be loved ☺
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Bente

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