"I think I like you"

I think I like you--top

I'm so happy that I'm finally making a quilt for my husband.  He puts up with a lot of nonsense from me and he's extremely supportive of my quilting habit.  I tend to hog my summer blanket, so it is about time I made him one of his own. 

Stitching Boy's Nonsense blocks for my husband's quilt


Stitching away at more Boy's Nonsense blocks, pattern by @wheretheorchidsgrow


All of these photos are progress pics off of instagram from the last few weeks. 


Each block is 10" and the finished quilt is seven blocks wide and nine blocks long, so it is roughly twin size. 

Figuring out my last few blocks with @hootnhaller.  Thanks for all of the help, Anna!

I'll use bamboo batting again to make it a nice, lightweight quilt.

In case I forgot to mention earlier, the pattern is Boy's Nonsense, a tutorial by Leila of Where the Orchids Grow.  It is a really striking pattern and I love how much she taught me about value in the process of picking out fabrics for these blocks.

I'm losing steam on this quilt.  But now I only have three more blocks to go.


My parents are visiting this week.  My dad is 6'1" and he still had to stand on a stool for the photography session.  He was just as patient as Ben is when holding quilts up for the proper photography :)

I think I like you--top


This quilt is called "I think I like you" and is named for a song that we both like.  The quote, "I'd watch C-SPAN with you if you asked me to," always cracks me up.  Isn't that what like/love is all about?

22 comments:

Donna said...

love the pattern and the mix of fabrics! really a great variety of "guy friendly" prints. :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's fantastic!

Carla said...

Great quilt! I love the colours, for sure. Reminds me though that my husband asked for a quilt...made entirely of the quilt block "night and day" from my Farmers Wife Sampler! Happily I found an Eleanor Burns method for this block that uses strips :).

Patchwork and Play said...

I love this quilt! The subtle colour variation across the blocks is lovely! The girl in the music video is pretty good with a hula hoop too! 😃

Linda F. said...

This quilt is so beautiful - in a strictly manly way of course! Your choice of fabrics is so appealing. You really have a knack of putting things together.

LethargicLass said...

it looks great Melinda... and the story of the name is so sweet

Gina said...

This is the best man quilt I have ever seen!! My husband asked me the other night when I was going to make something for him; thanks for the inspiration!!

Kylie said...

A perfect man quilt, Melinda! No reason for him to steal your silky voile now :)

Kate said...

That is a beautiful quilt. In a very manly way. I know he'll love it!

Anjeanette said...

I adore this quilt so much! What will you back it with?

Heidi Staples said...

This is SO sweet, Melinda! What a great quilt...and a great reason for making it. :)

Annilu + Pele + Lulu said...

This is a wonderful man's quilt - especially because of the fabrics you chose. I think you didn't mention which fabrics you took...perhaps you could give us a hint?

Claudia said...

Wonderful, Melinda! I love a super scrappy quilt and the blue and browns work really well together.

AnneElizablog said...

Gorgeous quilt, Melinda! I love the scrappiness. Hope I get to see it in person sometime!

becky said...

Your quilt is great very "pretty" for a mans quilt good job very inspirational.

Emily said...

So fabulous! LOVE it a lot!!!!

Emily said...

So fabulous! LOVE it a lot!!!!

Emily said...

So fabulous! LOVE it a lot!!!!

Cynthia F said...

It looks amazing!!

Debbie said...

Great guy quilt!

knitting sandwich said...

this is beautiful melinda!
the perfect reward for ben's unending support of your quilting!
-melissa

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

My kids love that song! The quilt looks great--I'm sure he will be so happy to have it done.

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