219: Man-quilters Unite!

219: Man-quilters Unite!

So, I am really, really late at posting about the latest Doll Quilt Swap 8  I like these swaps because they are total “playtime” for me, and if I want to do some experimenting, they are fun to share…so This time our swap”mama” (Kimmie) as she was called,   threw the only three guys in the swap all together.  I gave to Ryan, Ryan gave to John, and John gave to me.   Pretty fun to see how each of us went about “mod”  fabrics differently. This is what I sent to Ryan…

Here is the back plus a little bundle of goodies I sent along for fun…


And then here is the front of the quilt I sent Ryan.  I told Ryan that he had better appreciate the red Wonderland Scissor fabric from Moda…cause it was the first time I used it, and I TOTALLY LOVE  print!!  It was very hard to part with…what? like you don’t understand that or something?   Somewhere around here, I have this beautiful sage reproduction fabric that I still totally love from about 12 years ago…..even though I have gone “brighter” these days, I still adore that fabric….whenever I find it again, I can tell you it will delight me….   🙂


So, then John sent this quilt to me!  I was so happy to have him be my swap partner, because I have loved his choices in fabrics for some time now..


and I like that he left those wide linen stripes plain…I have plans to add vintage and new buttons and beads in that space…

John also sent a little goodie pack with his quilt–A Charley Harper calendar and the coolest pencil ever….


see what I mean about the pencil??  THANKS SO MUCH for this cool touch, Johnny Q!!  

and this fabric in the top corner..I think it is from Spoonflower, but I am not sure…maybe John will drop a comment and tell us about it in there…. 

Well that’s it for now…I still have a couple pictures from Easter to post, and an entry about my “little” 17 year old son’s quiet-at-home-with-a-mega-meaty-pizza party….wait until you see this pizza he designed…incredible!!


  • Thanks for posting the pics! So glad you liked everything. Glad you like the pencil, especially — I think it rocks! Yes, the “paisley ghost” fabric is from Spoonflower — it’s by one of my favorite artists, Cate Anevski. Look her up on Flickr — her stuff is great!! Looking forward to seeing you in Minnie … … …

    Cool John, thanks for sharing about the “paisley ghost” fabric!! see you in Minnie…it’s gonna rock!

    April 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm
  • Scott what I like most about your work is how varied and colorful it is. Well, that and the sheer volume!

    I am really looking forward to meeting you at Quilt Market.

    Thanks Rebecca…I will see you there! Looking forward to meeting you to! Happy Friday!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:17 am
  • both the quilts look great. Thanks for sharing the pics.

    April 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  • So…. I finally get to see what John sent you. Just awesome! I think I got some of that spoonflower fabric it our last group order. I keep forgetting I have it. When John told me he embroidered on your quilt I couldn’t believe it. I was planning on doing the same thing for his, but opted for another design.

    The quilt you sent me Scott is one of my absolute favs. Thank you! It’s at home on my studio wall and I soak up the inspiration it provides every time I’m there.

    Keep on quilting dude!

    April 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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