September 13, 2012

Geared for Guys Remix - Urban Decay

If your here for the Geared for Guys Remix Blog Tour let me welcome you to It's Sew Shannon. And if you are just finding this blog well welcome to you too! And of course to all my other followers, welcome as well. I'm always glad to see who's stopped by for a visit.

When Emily asked me back in May to be a part of this tour I immediately came home and searched the book for which quilt I would like to make. Of course, my favorite of the 8 is Oddball, but we both talked and it was decided that I should make Urban Decay. Oddball is still on my list though.
I started collecting fabrics from the little, well big stash pile. I found the orange and blues and it blossomed from there. I have used several different fabric lines in the quilt. For the most part it is a Denise Schmit line. I started sewing on it back in June in St. George so it would be completed for the July's blog tour. And when Emily pushed it back to August it kind of got put on the back burner, until 2 weeks ago when Emily informed me that my day was September 6th. I immediately picked up the pace and got it finished but it was still at the quilters on the 6th. So thank you April for coming to my rescue and trading me. I don't no if it's just me but I don't like showing a quilt without the most important thing, the binding.
This quilt pattern isn't actually a Crazy Old Ladies. It was designed by John Adams of Quilt Dad. He is the brains of this wonderful quilt. And he did it just for Emily's book. Isn't it great? It was fun to do, a modern twist wouldn't you say on the basic snowball block. And making it with these great fabrics makes it even more so.
Love, love, love binding shots. It just sorta brings the whole quilt to life and ties things all together. And really it's my favorite thing to finish on the quilt. Call me!

I chose not to do the decaying blocks like John did in the original pattern. I just used the straight on approach like he suggested in the book. I really like how it turned out. From the color scheme, the scrappy sashing, solid cornerstones and the choice of fabric for the binding. It's really not Geared for Guys is it? That's what I was going for all along, it's very versatile. I think it's one of my favorite quilts so far. But then I say that about all my quilts!
My quilter, Ramona did a great job on the quilting. The all over loops and swirls gives it a more modern look.

And a little back art doesn't hurt anything. It's a great way to use up extra fabric, otherwise it would end up in the ever growing pile of scraps!
Thank you Ramona for always fitting me in when I'm in scrunch mode. She finished just in time for me to take it to St. George to finish it over the weekend. Hum, what a coincident that is was started and finished in the same place. And look who I found all snuggled under it sound asleep when I came out from getting ready for the day. The Mr., this makes my heart happy! And if you want to be happy to, Emily will be having a give a way the last day of the tour. Leave a comment here or hop on over to her blog and give a comment there too. We love those comments! And by the way if you don't have a copy of this book you can get it on her etsy shop in book form or in PDF. Now what to do with such an awesome quilt?


Yvonne said...

It turned out really cute with the fabrics you used Shannon! That binding of you is awsome, you really are the binding Queen, never seen it done more beautiful! Stuart understands what a guy quilt is for.....taking the best naps ever.....

Lida said...

It is almost a Dutch quilt with all that orange fabric! You must have been inspired byus! LOL! It looks fantastic, hugs

Rennie said...

As usual as always it became a beautifull quilt with really Shannon colors. Wouw what a nice fellow sleeping under it!

pinksuedeshoe said...

This looks great, what fun and bright colors. I particularly love that last pic, so great!

Josie McRazie said...

I have to tell you odd ball is at the very TOP of my list! As is this book!

Barbara Woods said...

love your quilt

Malini said...

Love this quilt. Its always awesome when you know the person you made the quilt for loves it.

Cassandra said...

I love that binding! It's perfect for your quilt.