Friday, July 30, 2021

Last Day And My Day For "It's A Guy Thing" Blog Hop

What a week it's been with incredibly inspiration, beautiful projects, and fun times with blog friends! "It's A Guy Thing" was above and beyond anything I imagined. Thanks everyone!

The challenge was: Make something for a guy or tomboy, or in manly-man colors of blues, grays, browns, etc.


I can relate to "It's A Guy Thing" because boys outnumber girls in my family. There's my husband, son, three son-in-laws, and of course, the six Monkey Boys. My daughter definitely holds her own with all those guys!


I went looking for "guy" fabrics in my stash and came upon an UFO I had started in July 2017. It was a kit with Hawaiian shirts...perfect for my son-in-law. I'd made five or six shirts and cut everything up according to the directions. And then I stopped and moved on to other things. I noticed that Brenda from Songbird Designs set her pattern aside until now, too. Check out her cute pillow using this pattern!


It was begging to be finished and this was the perfect hop for it. After all, the pieces were cut out and some of the shirts were finished. What could go wrong! Lots of things. I made a few mistakes when trimming the collars by cutting the wrong directions. Then there was a few missing pieces...how did that happen? 

The lucky part was sewing it together at a retreat with friends and having their help to make the darn thing work into a quilt with what I had. Minus a few shirts, it was just fine!


The fabrics are so pretty!


My son-in-law, who is part Hawaiian and part Filipino, saw this while I was making it and said he'd love a shirt out of some of the fabrics. I don't sew shirts, so he'll  have to settle for a quilt.


It wasn't my favorite pattern to sew because of all the little pieces, but I love how it turned out.


Look who else is sharing "It's A Guy Thing" project!


Check out the Pinterest page for "It's A Guy Thing" HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!

29 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such a fun quilt Carol; the fabrics are wonderful as is the finished piece!

tink's mom said...

IF you hadn't mentioned that a few of the shirts were missing we wouldn't have known or been able to smile since we've all had the experience. The detail on the shirt collar alone is amazing. Perfect fit for this hop.

Carol said...

Cool quilt with neat fabrics! I bet your son-in-law loves it.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Aloha Carol. You and Brenda were on the same wave length with this project. Now when you give it to your SIL, you can tell him you made him not one shirt, but 16, lol!!! I have had a similar pattern for years too. I think I made one block years ago and don't know where it is, so I must not have kept it. It's sure a great looking summer quilt. Mahalo for the blog hop hosting.

Pamela Arbour said...

That was just perfect and just in time. I am glad you got to finishit. My husband wears mostly Hawaiian shirts. I wish I had seen this pattern before I cut them up in strips! Good job! Nice looking family. I know you are proud of them.

For the love of geese said...

These shirts are so stinkin' cute. Such a relief to finish an old project. Oh your poor daughter, 6 boys? Insane, I do not envy her. When the hormones begin to fly in that house she may need a wig, lol. Thank you for the blog hop, I really had fun with this one.

Calicojoan said...

First off I am blown away how fast these monkey boys have grown. But I guess with seeing them on your blog for as long as we have blogged together, it makes sense. LOL!! What a handsome bunch! I love that pattern and downloaded it yesterday when Brenda posted the link. Now that you are a pro at it, I can send all my fabric to you, to make me one! hahahahaha
Just kidding, but I will know which 2 bloggers to go to, if I need help with the pattern. Thanks for hosting a fun filled week!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

What a fun and perfect quilt for the hop. Thank you again for hosting such a fun hop!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wow, Carol!! I love your quilt! All those wonderful Hawaiian fabrics!! I know your SIL will LOVE this quilt!! I'm with you on sewing shirts. I made Gary ONE and that was enough, though he really liked it!! Those Monkey Boys are just adorable and have really grown. I know they are a joy to you and your family! Now I may have to make a shirt quilt...one year!! Like you, I had to remake those tiny collar pieces a couple or three times, argh!! Thanks again for hosting such a wonderful blog hop!

Lori Smanski said...

this is a wonderful quilt

madeline said...

love the fabrics of the shirts ...i bet you could make a shirt just like them ....beautiful quilt...now to go on to making him a shirt ...hahhahaha...not hard if you can make a quilt you would do a shirt ...i am trying to make a quilt but not looking good at all ...good job...be proud

Sherrie said...

Hi Carol,
Thanks for hosting this hop. Love your shirt quilt...it's so
colorful and very pretty. Have a great day!

Annie said...

There’s a fun quilt for a guy. What a perfect reason to get a UFO finished up and out of storage. How fun to see your daughter’s whole family. I love that they are a skating and scooting bunch.

Kathleen said...

What a fun quilt! I come from a guy family, 4 brothers, husband, son and male dog...but traveling kept me from this hop. Love what you did, but I always do!

Lianne makes stuff said...

What a great fun quilt, I made my brother a few Hawaiin shirts over the years he loved them

Danice G said...

Amazing quilt Carol! Those shirt blocks are so colorful.

Britt-Inger said...

So lovely this quilt is. And I can surely understand why your son in law wanted a shirt in one of these beautiful fabrics. And I love the picture of all the guys.

Rebecca Smith said...

Such a fun quilt!

Carla said...

Oh, Carol, I love it. It's so funny that 2 had that pattern in UFOs. LOL Your family is so full of guys, you created the perfect hop. You always have the best ideas. Thanks for a fun week of inspiration!!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I was thinking about that quilt and trying to remember who I saw making it the other day. It turned out fabulous and woohoo for finishing up a UFO!

Brandy said...

The quilt turned out super cute! I remember when this fabric line came out I was obsessed with the Hawaiian prints, and I have 3 yards of one of them in my closet waiting to be made into a shirt for myself. Now to just make time to made it happen!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Great way to revive an old WIP. The quilt looks wonderful and so perfect for this blog hop.

-Soma

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow! I love how that turned out! Perfect for the hop and your son in law!! xx

JustCallMeElle said...

I love your guy quilt. :-) Such fun and perfect for any vacation souvenier fabrics.
I did find that the pattern is still available from Moda: https://www.modafabrics.com/webfiles/fp_cfac-sunshine.pdf

Cheers, Elle in MD

Leah said...

This is a cool quilt! love those collars and colors.

LJ said...

Carol, this is a wonderful quilt and I loved the fabrics you used and the little stars, too. Perfect for a guy. Thanks to you for making a fun hop - guys are hard to sew for but this hop has given me lots of great ideas.

Carol Andrews said...

Carol this is a perfect guy quilt and suits the theme perfectly. Another incredibly fun hop Carol. Thank you for the fun theme and all of the inspiration I found.

Sharon said...

Love it! My husband has always loved wild print shirts, so that's what I make him for Christmas each year. We haven't done a Hawaiian shirt in quite a while, since he's discovered the Star Wars and Avengers fabrics.

Thank you for a great blog hop!

Susan said...

Just too cute, especially the collars!