Monday, May 28, 2012

Geared for guys

Emily from http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/ has a new book out "Geared for Guys."


I got to meet Emily at Market in Kansas City where she had many of her quilts and her new line if fabric up. Great quilts! I often hear people say, "I need to make a quilt for a guy," which is then followed by a sigh... Emily offers up some fun, smart looking quilts guys will love in fresh modern designs. (they will all work well for the gals too, with a twist on the fabric choices!)

I slipped up and forgot to get my post up for today as I was traveling... sorry Emily! I will adjust my post tonight! Thank goodness for IPhones!!


I really loved Emily's Designs in this book, I feel they have a fresh twist on modern quilting, and cleverly, she asked John Adams to design a quilt as well.

Father's Day is coming! Do you have a quilt made for your Father? :-)


Wanna win a copy?

Leave me a comment telling me two colors you find you often use in making quilts.
I'll leave it open til Friday 9am.
Enjoy your Monday!!!

82 comments:

  1. Red and orange..nice blog and nice giveaway

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  2. Pink and green...can't seem to get them off of my cutting board...

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  3. Purple and blue! They always seem to find a way in!

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  4. Navy and white... but that is changing a bit!

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  5. Green, pink and black...can't just pick two! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. The last quilts I made both had turquoise and green.

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  7. I love making baby quilts as gifts, so blue and pink are two frequent colors in my projects! Thanks for chance to win this great book! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  8. Orange and green lately, but really... orange and anything!

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  9. I'm usually multicoloured but I do like aqua and cream

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  10. I use a lot of red and white.

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  11. Red and blue. Kind of blah. But there are usually a multitude of other colours in there too :)

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  12. Jewel tones. Pick any two and you'll be right.

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  13. Browns and greens are my absolute faves.

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  14. Blues and greens. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. I use a lot of blues-different shades of blue. The second color I would say is yellow, because it just seems to be in every quilt I make no matter what. Thanks for the chance to win! I really want this book :)

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  16. HELLO! RED+WHITE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214!yahoo.com

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  17. Oh a book that really interests me! I tend to use a lot of red and brown.
    Red and green.....


    Kathie

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  18. I often use red and blue in my quilts. Martha in Minnesota

    marthamumaw@yahoo.com

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  19. For a pink and green because I usually make baby quilts and those are my daughter's favorites.

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  20. Blues of all sorts and recently orange.

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  21. blue and pink. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Tangerine orange and robin egg blue. My favorites! Thanks for the giveaway!
    idaewing@yahoo.com

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  23. Blue and tangerine for guys. Love to guy quilts in the book.
    Thanks

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  24. A non-girlie book would be very helpful

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  25. The go to colours currently are blue and red

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  26. Lately I've been using a lot of grey and red.

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  27. Red & Yellow my favorite colors used together

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  28. Right now I am using a lot of black and white together, but I also use a lot of blue in my quilts. It is my second favorite color, after pink! :)

    Sandy A

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  29. Always blue and almost always red. This book looks very interesting.

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  30. Pink and blue, in all shades! Thanks!

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  31. Usually I always have either black or muslin as a "background" fabric, but I am trying to start changing it up a bit!

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  32. Blue and green are my colors of choice.

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  33. Lately it seems to be orange & red.
    Thanks for a chance - this book really shows great guy quilts!

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  34. I tend to use a lot of blue and also yellow. However, I use most everything. I have even used gray and brown recently. LOL

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  35. oranges and purples, not always together.

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  36. I love black in any quilt and yellow. Always a spark of yellow!

    glen

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  37. I go for turquoise and red. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog.

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  38. I would love to say purple and blue as those are my favorite colors but, for some reason I never use them. Weird huh?

    Most of the time I find myself using greens and a neutral, usually white.

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  39. I use green (SOME shade of it) and gold in almost every quilt I make. However, LATELY I've been playing with HOT PINK!!!! But still, there is a teeny tiny bit of green and gold...

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  40. Blue and green. I just can't help it.

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  41. Blues and yellows - my go to colors. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Wendy

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  42. Orange and yellow always work for me!

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  43. Grey and white and color of course... Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  44. I want to make a quilt for my husband that he doesn't think that is to girlie.

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  45. Pink and lime ! No guy's colours at all ;-)

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  46. Blue and red. Yippee! I'm sure Emily's book will give me lots of inspiration...I have 3 men (my husband and 2 grown-up sons. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  47. Blue and fuchsia are my favorites!

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  48. Grey & Aqua would be my latest color combos. Thanks for a chance to win this great book! :)

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  49. Green and blue seem to show up more often in my quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. I love orange and blue. Just leave a comment on my blog if my name is picked. gail

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  51. I nearly always use red in everything. But lately I've also fallen in love with gray.

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  52. Surprisingly, I find I have been inserting yellow and pink in many quilts. Not always a ton of these colors but I seem to use pink for eye rest and yellow to zing things up!

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  53. very new quilter, but I ahve mostly grey and (my least favorite colour) blue! LOL How does that happen! I guess because I do a LOT of swaps and they all request blue! So I buy it! LOL
    If I had my choice it woudl be RED!!!

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  54. Verde e marrom são sempre pedidos para homens.Eu adoraria ter este como mais uma fonte.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  55. grey and red. thanks! I do need to make a quilt for my dad! thanks!

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  56. I'm always using green and grey, though rarely together.

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  57. Brown and green - I'm so boring!!

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  58. Black and lime green - the new neutral!

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  59. I am all over the place on colors each quilt so far is different from the rest. I do like purple and grays though.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  60. This is a great looking book! Thank you for the chance.
    White and orange, bu I use red a lot, too.

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  61. I have a lot of blue, so I use quite a bit of that, but I also seem to have at least a little bit of yellow in all of my quilts.

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  62. White is the only consistent color. That might be boring for some, but for me it is a nice contrast and allows my brain to process patterned fabric. A few quilts don't have white, but there is always a light colored solid to temper the storming cotton.

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  63. Most often? Red and green. That is a great book. Interesting quilting advice too.

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  64. Great book and I have a son I'd love to make a quilt for. I'm doing two BOM so I didn't pick the colors, however I liked the colors in the quilts. I always seem to have blue in alot of quilts.

    Thank you and Emily for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I tend to use blue and green in my sewing.

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  66. Blue and yellow... and green....

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  67. That would be Purple and Purple. Okay, Turquoise.

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  68. Pink or yellow are in most of my quilts.

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  69. I am liking rustic red and a golden yellow, it warms me.

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  70. Blue and red always seem to make their appearance in my quilts!

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