This month's hop is all about the guys. Lets face it, we all know that most of our quilty projects, are not "Guy" driven. I'm not saying that we don't all make something for the guys in our lives from time to time,
Carol, bless her heart saw the need to spoil these men a little more,
so here you go guys...It's all about you!
I had some very "guy" like fabrics in my stash, and a book that has always fascinated me. I knew they would be perfect for this project.
This is my "Dapper Guy" quilt.
To finish off my quilt, I chose an "Urban Elementz" pantograph called "City Windows". The simple lines are great for that special "guys" quilt, as well as those modern quilts we love!
Have you ever played with shadows?
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star has a great video tutorial.
It's a very easy way, to really "amp" up the drama in any quilt.
My Crafter's Edge strip dies and the Crossover II machine made cutting those shadows a snap.
These dies do not cut on the ends, just the sides, which leaves you with a nice long "straight" strip to work with.
The Crossover II machine is perfect for cutting these strips.
With the ability to adjust your pressure settings, cutting multiple layers has never been so easy.
Did you know it's on sale?
But you better hurry, for the month of July only, it is 25% off.
No codes or coupons required. Once you add it into your cart, the sale price will automatically show up.
Check it out
I love Crafter's Edge so much, that I just bought 5 new sets of dies.
I can hardly wait to start some new projects with them
What really excites me, other than the are so easy to use, is their "footprint".
I have 54 sets of dies in this space, that is 18" wide. The entire bunch weights less than a couple of pounds, making them so easy to manage and store.
I hope I've enticed you, into playing with shadows.
Please visit my fellow bloggers and see what they have whipped up for the guys today!
MooseStashQuilting (Your Here)
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
You can find the schedule for the entire hop
A big shout out to Carol, for hosting this hop and bringing so much joy to our blogging world. Your the best.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
Those fabrics are awesome and the quilt looks great tooReplyDelete
Great fabric combination! Simple but very niceReplyDelete
Great fabrics and a fab quilt.ReplyDelete
Love the fabrics! I also have several new dies waiting for me in my shopping cart.... I love your organization of them. I'm waiting for my art room to get a new desk so I can organize and have all my dies and supplies more easily accessible and organized! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Such fun fabrics, and your quilt is a great way to feature them beautifully!ReplyDelete
That is perfect for a guy, Joan! Great colors and the straight line quilting makes it M-squared - manly and modern! LOLReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, that fabric is so cool! I love the way you sewed them into a beautiful "guy" quilt...love it! Your dies look so cute and organized. It really is great that they take up so little space. Thank you for sharing this manly-man of a quilt!ReplyDelete
Perfection all around - the fabric, the pattern, the use of the dies and the pantograph. Two more thinks on my maybe I ought to have list!ReplyDelete
That was perfect all the way around. Pattern, fabrics and quilting. Love it.ReplyDelete
What fun and interesting guy fabrics. That quilt came out great with the shadows and the quilting.ReplyDelete
YOur post wins the award for the best GUY FABRIC in my book! Loved it!!!! Great quilt too!ReplyDelete
What fun! My brain jumped right to ZZ Top "Sharp-Dressed Man", LOL. The fabric was perfect for your project.ReplyDelete
I keep wanting to try out that pattern. Your quilt turned out great!ReplyDelete
Oh my this is so fun. I love your "guy" fabrics. And the shadow is so cool. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.ReplyDelete
Your guy is going to feel very special when snuggled under that fabulous quilt.ReplyDelete
Dapper Guy is perfection. I love shadow quilts and it is great to use those manly fabrics. Fabulous, my friend.ReplyDelete
The shadows are great! Very manly!!!ReplyDelete
These fabrics hit the spot perfectly for this design. Perfect choice. Love the end result with your quilt.ReplyDelete
Looks like more fun coming with those dies, too.
This is really cool! Love the shadows!ReplyDelete
My sister purchased a few of their dies and brought them over to show me. when I looked at them I wondered how in the world they could cut. Their prices are great and have some really cute dies. I love your shadow box quilt and the quilting is very interesting.ReplyDelete
Shadow quilt blocks are so pretty, and your quilt is perfect. That teddy bear is also cute. Thanks for sharing,ReplyDelete
Cute quilt Joan! The mustaches make me laugh. I was wondering, what are you using to watermark your photos?ReplyDelete
love your shadow quilt and fun fabrics!ReplyDelete
That is the best men's fabric I've ever seen and your quilt is perfect. Thanks, Joan.ReplyDelete
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Great quilt Joan! Thanks for the note about the strip cutting die not cutting on the ends - useful info.ReplyDelete
Wow, between the shadows and the background fabric choice your manly blocks just pop. Wonderful job.ReplyDelete
joan your Dapper Guy is just the perfect quilt for this hop; the fabric, the pattern, oh my! After seeing your stash of Crafter’s Edge dies it almost makes me regret my Accuquilt purchase. 😉ReplyDelete
Wow, those fabrics are amazing! And a great way to showcase them! xxReplyDelete
I'm late getting to your post, Joan, but I love your quilt. I have used the shadow effect a couple of times, and it does create a totally different effect! I am using the fruit wedges die for the "Orange" blog hop (and August CE project). Are you using yours for that hop too? :)ReplyDelete