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Hibernate: A Man-Quilt

Every year, my brothers and I participate in a Christmas gift rotation. This year, I have my little brother, Mikey. 

I really felt like I needed to do something extra special for him–poor guy lost everything in an apartment fire a couple years ago and is still replacing items. One of those items lost was a quilt my mom made for him. Even though I know there’s no way I can replace the sentiment he felt about that quilt, I thought a new one might be good anyway. 

Thankfully, I had all year to ponder over what the perfect man-quilt might look like. I was in a stupor most of the year, but finally found inspiration in these yummy yarn-dyed flannels (Primo Plaids for Marcus Fabrics). What is more manly than cozy flannel plaids?! I’m soooo glad my mom told me about them and agreed to send me some of her stash.

Last week, I started cutting it all up and piecing it all together.

It is the largest quilt I’ve ever made. Let’s just say that I could have happily foregone the basting process.

I’m more than relieved it is finished and now a little sad I don’t get to keep it.  Do you think Mikey will grant visitation rights? The free pattern is super simple and up on Marcus Fabrics’ website.

9 Comments

  1. Miriam Gourley Rawson

    November 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Perfect man quilt! As usual, you make fabrics look their best!

  2. OldBairds

    November 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    You are a magician. Absolutely great and I can tell there is love in every stitch…. He is a lucky young man to have such a lovely sister.

  3. Anonymous

    November 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    i think he will love it Vanessa,well done.xx

  4. Ruth

    November 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Yup, that's a GREAT man quilt. To put in a man cave or just anywhere a manly man wants to have a cozy spot. Hurray! And lucky Mikey! 🙂

  5. ~Damita's Pretty Wrap~

    November 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

    What a lovely quilt!! I think he will love it too! 🙂 xx Holly

  6. rosie

    November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    That's a gorgeous quilt Vanessa, I am sure he will treasure it..
    I would like to thankyou for your generosity in giving us free patterns.. I have just posted about your 'quiet book', having just made it.. x

  7. Toby

    September 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I have been looking for an easy (since I'm not a quilter) quilt to make for my husband for Christmas .. most of them were just too complicated or busy, even the split 9 patch seemed too girly .. this is perfectly ideal .. thank you!!

  8. Toby

    September 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I have been looking for an easy (since I'm not a quilter) quilt to make for my husband for Christmas .. most of them were just too complicated or busy, even the split 9 patch seemed too girly .. this is perfectly ideal .. thank you!!

  9. Unknown

    October 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Where can i find the pattern for this quilt?

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