Saw a post today about a woman who made a quilt for her husband. A Grandma's Flower quilt. It was nice. Very well done.
And what husband would want that? He will say "Beautiful quilt, thank you", but... Did ya make it for him? Or did you make it for you?
Give me a Grandmother's Basket quilt and I will be polite. And think "What the hell was she thinking?"
Now... I am not every man, never claimed to be. And I think the magazines that say "Make YOUR man this wonderful wool quilt that screams "Testosterone" all over it are equally off base. But...
He likes browns, tans, grays, maroons, dark blues, intense golds, coppers, etc. He probably won't like pinks, light greens, yellows, etc. He will like strong geometric patterns, stars, heavy stripes.
He will be polite if you give him applicae flowers... or bunnies. or...
Think about your audience.
tim in san jose