The Guitar Quilt: Finished

I've been wanting to make another quilt for my sweetie (he already has one I made a few years ago), but I just couldn't decide on what pattern or design to choose.   Then back in August, I was scrolling through the Summer 2014 Edition of Modern Quilts Unlimited when I saw it - the perfect quilt for him.

He took guitar lessons a few years ago and loves to play.  A guitar quilt was just the thing for him.  I really liked the design, but it wasn't the right kind of guitar - this was an electric guitar, and my sweetie plays accoustic.

So I took out my graph paper book and started planning out the design I needed.

I started cutting on August 10 and I had a finished top on August 12.  It was super fast and easy.

This was perfect to use scraps, but I also had a bunch of mini charm packs that I wasn't particularly in love with - a little too traditional for me - so I decided to use those.  There are fabrics in there from Holly Taylor, Minick & Simpson, Blackbird Designs, Barbara Brackman and French General.  The background is Kona Snow and Kona White.

I had no idea how to quilt it, so it sat in my sewing room for a couple of months.

Then I decided finished is better than perfect, so I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago, pieced a backing from some more traditional fabric that had been languishing in my sewing room and got started with the quilting.

Some straight lines, some big stippling and some FMQ Xs in the coloured squares.  Nothing fancy, and nothing too dense - I really wanted the quilt to be nice and soft once it got washed.

I used a scrappy binding in the same types of fabrics and colours as the top.

The finished size is about 60" x 80" - perfect to snuggle under on a cold winter's night and watch TV or a hockey game.

The best thing about this quilt?  My sweetie loves it and brags about it to everyone who comes into our home.  :-)

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Quokka Quilts for TGIFF.



  1. Great quilt Isabelle! I love the idea and you adapted it

  2. Vraiment beau! Très belle idée! Bravo!

  3. This is wonderful! I love that you adapted and changed it from your inspiration! Fantastic!

  4. It's definitely worth bragging about! congrats on a great finish.

  5. What a great finish! I love this quilt! My husband plays the guitar as well. I may have to borrow this idea to make him a quilt in the future. Bravo!

  6. What a great idea. You did an awesome job.

  7. Love! It's so hard to find beautiful patterns that are guy-friendly AND gorgeous. This is perfect!

  8. This is so much fun! I love the design and the quilting you added really enhanced it!


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