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Thread: My grumpy old man quilts too!!

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    My husband retired a few years ago, and grumped around that he was bored, so I suggested that he try his hand at patchworking - never thought he would take me up on it!! I taught him everything I knew, and now he is better than me!! Below is a quilt he made for his sister, (a man who never sewed a button on in his life!!). A quilting friend remarked that it was great, and she loved the "masculine" colours. Well, his next effort was his idea of proving that there is no gender bias in patchwork! He does his own quilting too. He uses my stuff, makes a mess, is quite unconventional in the way he cuts, but boy its great to be married to someone who never complains about my fabricologist research centre - unless I don't have a fabric he is looking for!!!

    Quilt for Jenny made by John
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    Brights - made by John
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    Ballerina brights - made by John
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    He's got talent, that's for sure! LOVE the muted masculine colors in the first quilt.

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    wow how nice love them all great job

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    OMG they are awesome quilts. I wish my hubby would take up quilting but his hobby is turning the wrenches in his garage!

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    wonderful quilts-- have a great design sense thats a wee bit different--than the usual--all power to him----how about some patterns !!!

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    Wow!! What a fabulous talent!! His quilts are beautiful!!!

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    I think the quilts are great but I would hate my hubby to take up quilting,my space and my hobby.......

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    Just goes to show doesn't it!! Beautiful quilts!

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    Wow those are some awesome looking quilts. Good for you in sharing your "stuff" and your hobby. Can't believe he's never sewn before. Incredible.

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    Wow, great to have a reformed GOM with such talent.

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