This will be the last quilt that I finish in 2009. How do I know? I have zero going right now. I’ll need to remedy that soon. Been too busy with the holidays to get anything started recently.

Meanwhile, the quilt!

Solid Squares

It was my Christmas present for my father. All Kona solids this time around and I tried to go for colors he would like. Somehow I didn’t think loads of solid white with bright fabrics involving polka dots and/or birds (kinda sums up a lot of the my stash…) was gonna fly for my father. And there’s actually no white in this – the light color is a light grey – Ash.

Another shot of it.

Solids 2

This is the first time I’ve ever put a border on a quilt. I’ll be honest. I didn’t initially picture it with one but I just could. not. make. one. more. block. I love the results of all solids, but they don’t make for exciting piecing. But I do really like the border in the end. And my father loved the quilt!

I did a very simple pieced back:

Solids Back

Can you believe that it’s almost 2010?!?

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  • Hashi

    December 28, 2009 at 8:25 am | Reply

    This is wonderful, very manly and graphic! Love it!

  • Liz Harvatine

    December 28, 2009 at 8:57 am | Reply

    This is great Alissa. I really like the border! It kind of grounds the blocks. Like the squares are floating on one main color. It’s more cohesive. And a time saver! What could be better?
    Happy new year!

  • Vicki

    December 28, 2009 at 9:07 am | Reply

    It’s so pretty! I love the colors you chose.

  • robin (rsislandcrafts)

    December 28, 2009 at 9:08 am | Reply

    Very handsome quilt. Like Liz said, I like how the border makes the blocks look like they are floating. Sometimes a simple color plan works out nicely.

  • nettie peterson

    December 28, 2009 at 9:17 am | Reply

    i love it alissa, especially the border.

  • debby

    December 28, 2009 at 9:25 am | Reply

    GORGEOUS! Definitely start a new quilt for 2010.

  • Emily

    December 28, 2009 at 9:43 am | Reply

    LOVE all the solids!

  • Becky

    December 28, 2009 at 9:48 am | Reply

    I love it!

  • Jody

    December 28, 2009 at 9:48 am | Reply

    Looks awesome Alissa! I assume you didn’t use a pattern right? I hope your Dad loved it!

  • Heather

    December 28, 2009 at 9:53 am | Reply

    I’m loving this one!!! VERY manly!! ;)

  • wishes, true and kind

    December 28, 2009 at 9:57 am | Reply

    Very nice! A perfect quilt for a man!

  • Paula

    December 28, 2009 at 10:13 am | Reply

    Love this quilt! Not my style of stash fabric either, but LOVE it!!!!

  • nicole

    December 28, 2009 at 10:27 am | Reply

    I am sure you will have a new project started in a snap. You do beautiful work.

  • Tracey J

    December 28, 2009 at 10:45 am | Reply

    It’s really nice.
    Ironically, the border gives the blocks a borderless feel.

    Actually, I feel inspired for my nephew’s quilt… Do you mind if I email this pic to my sis-in-law?

  • Catherine

    December 28, 2009 at 11:04 am | Reply

    Really like this masculine quilt! The wide border makes the blocks float.

  • Alisa

    December 28, 2009 at 11:06 am | Reply

    I LOVE this quilt. It may have been boring piecing, but the effect is superb!

  • Audrie

    December 28, 2009 at 11:16 am | Reply

    I’m absolutely in love with this! I showed it to my husband and I could see in his eyes he’d like one now haha

  • Shelly

    December 28, 2009 at 11:50 am | Reply

    Great man quilt!
    So simple…….but smashing effect.
    Cheers!

  • Shannon

    December 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Reply

    So lovely! Makes me want to invest in some Kona solids STAT!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    December 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Reply

    Awesome! Great colors and design.

  • Molly Wiley

    December 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Reply

    Gorgeous! The blocks just seem to float on the background and the colors–so rich and masculine; he must be thrilled!

  • Kathleen

    December 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Reply

    Masculine and eye catching! Beautiful work Alissa! :)

  • jeanettequiltin

    December 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Reply

    I love it…the colors are gorgeous…you do such wonderful work!!!

  • Sophie

    December 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Reply

    GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!! AS ALWAYS!!!
    THANK YOU!
    Sophie

  • Carrie

    December 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Reply

    So masculine and the border really works for the size of this quilt. I’m sure he loved it.

  • Jen

    December 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Reply

    this is a lovely quilt for a boy…inspires good ideas!!!

  • Jackie

    December 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Reply

    Love the quilt! The colors are just perfect for a guy. Kind of patriotic.

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    December 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Reply

    Fabulous and so special that you stepped out of the box for you dad!

  • darlene

    December 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Reply

    love it!

  • Ginger

    December 28, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Reply

    I love this quilt, it really keeps your attention and moves your eyes all over the quilt. ♥

  • erica

    December 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    It’s lovely. I can totally relate to the border predicament, I’ve been there too!

  • beth

    December 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Reply

    what a perfect man’s quilt! you did it!

  • RosaMaría

    December 28, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Reply

    A M A Z I N G !!!!

  • Bonnie

    December 29, 2009 at 3:22 am | Reply

    This is a fabulous quilt! I just love how strong the solids are.

  • Ashley

    December 29, 2009 at 6:44 am | Reply

    Just beautiful! Love all the solids, and in such great colors! Perfect for your father, I’m sure.

  • Tami

    December 29, 2009 at 7:34 am | Reply

    I think this is my favorite quilt you’ve made so far! LOVE it

  • Evelyn

    December 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Reply

    It’s fantastic! And what a way to start 2010 with a totally clean slate. You might be the only crafty blogger out there to manage that feat!

  • jacquie

    December 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Reply

    very masculine, alissa. can you believe the year is almost over? flown by it has! happy new year and here’s to new starts!

  • Viv

    December 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Reply

    I LOVE it !!! Making quilts for men is harder i think. We do have to think harder about fabric choices. I’m about to start a quilt for my teenage son. That will be a challenge.

    I love the colours and pattern you used. I border my quilts often. I like the solid edge it gives them.

    Happy New Year

  • jennifer

    December 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Reply

    I have to agree with all previous comments. Great quilt for a guy, and wonderful use of color! Beautiful!!!

  • Gigi

    December 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Reply

    Your Dad really likes his quilt! My Aunt is Denise and they were just here visiting and telling me all about the gift so I had to see it myself. Really beautiful! I wish I were closer, the guild sounds great.

  • Shasta

    December 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Reply

    It’s a beautiful quilt. I think the border helps make the quilt. Happy new Year.

  • Anne Simonot

    December 31, 2009 at 11:04 am | Reply

    It’s beautiful! I love the solids, and the colours, and the way the blocks float inside the borders.

  • jaybird

    December 31, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Reply

    very manly… i’m sure he’ll love it.

  • amandajean

    January 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Reply

    it’s a FANTASTIC quilt!!! i’ve been there, not being able to stomach making one more block. :) the borders look great on this quilt. so no worries. :)

  • maman

    January 9, 2010 at 7:15 am | Reply

    it really came out beautifully!!! and so did the place mats for Cate.

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    maman

  • Kathleen

    January 10, 2010 at 9:41 am | Reply

    Hi again Alissa, I would love to make a quilt like this. Would you be willing to share the measurements you used?

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