Monday, October 17, 2011

Throw Me Some Comfort!

With the nip of Fall finally in the air,
I am feeling inspired to make cozy, quilted throws.


I love a beautifully quilted throw, as they are so versatile.
Large enough to be functional, but small enough to be easily portable.


They keep you comfy while reading a book or watching the tube.
And provide a great play area for a little one, or for a fun picnic lunch.
Plus they travel great, adding comfort to a long car ride, and warmth at a chilly outdoor event.

They look great slung over a chair, a stair rail, or a table.


They can even be hung on the wall as art.
What's not to love?!


When designing this particular quilted throw, (which is reversible and which I have named "Army Blues") I consciously set out to design something that would appeal to a male. (That is not to say that this is a guy only quilt, as I personally love these colors and wear them all the time! It's just that I noticed most quilts on the market seem to have a more feminine aesthetic, and I wanted something that had a more inclusive esthetic. After all boys and men need quilts that offer them comfort, too!)


For more information on this throw, please visit my Etsy shop, where I have it listed here.

I also want to give a Thank You! to the Quilt Inspiration blog. Last Friday, they did a lovely post on some of my work which you can view here. Be sure to check out the rest of their blog, as it's full of lovely eye candy!!

Now I am off to make another throw! Have a great week everyone!

23 comments:

Kit Lang said...

This is gorgeous as usual, Victoria. :)

And I did see your (well deserved) feature over the weekend. You're always an inspiration.

Cheers,

aracne said...

It is very beautiful, I love the colours and the pattern too. You are a great source of inspiration.

Gina said...

Beautiful quilt and being reversible makes it so perfect for a throw!

Filamental said...

I just finished watching the video download of your segment. It was wonderful to see you talking about your quilts.
Now I am really inspired.
Your small throw is a perfect idea for a gift for someone special.

Nina Lise Moen said...

What's not to love indeed! It looks both soft and warm and decorative. Perfect!

Mary Keasler said...

Inspirational as always. I love this.

picciolo said...

It certainly looks cosy Victoria - you haven't modelled it over your knees!
: )

Colleen MacDonald said...

Fantastic! I love the masculine feel; I find that I'm often more attracted to a less "girlie" quilt anyhow. Off to check out your feature now, congratulations!

Alexis said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about it! The quilting too - love the contrast between the straight lines in the quilt and the quilting.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love, love, love how you quilted this quilt! Gorgeous!

MariQuilts said...

I love the lap sized quilt as well...so versatile. It was a wonderful feature. I love your work....always inspirational.

9patchnurse said...

Great quilt! And the quilting is perfect. I love the pictures, all draped and folded etc. hee hee

Nifty Quilts said...

Gorgeous, as is all your work. It's nice to see you doing something larger. I love your quilting idea. I may have to try that one myself sometime. Very nice post on you at the Quilt Inspiration blog. Congratulations!

Claire said...

This is beautiful.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Nice work as always Victoria, any man would be thrilled to use this quilt. xox Corrine

Stephanie said...

Love the manly shades of blue and green -- my favorite color combination. I agree--men need quilts too.

Hoola Tallulah said...

You are so right, so few boy quilts around. I struggle to find man suitable prints I like but you nailed it with the solids. Your quilts make me sigh with envy, you are so super awesome! Btw am itching to see how your buried quilt turns out... what a great idea!

sweetypie said...

you are exactly right and I love it

Katrina said...

this is gorgeous! and the weight of it seems divine. having a little boy on the way, i'm suddenly more mindful of my leaning towards feminine prints and the need for a bit of crafty masculinity from time to time. lovely post.

Kathryn said...

Oh my, love it! It certainly looks cozy! I can see myself snuggling under it while I admire your beautiful small artworks on my cottage wall :-)

Cheryl Arkison said...

It is definitely the season!

meli B said...

The quilting is fabulous. I never wash my quilts until they are practically dead from use. Yours looks so cuddly because of the washing. I will have to try it out on a new one.

Stephie said...

Wow, Victoria! I admire you so much. Your focus and dedication are really inspiring - as is this gorgeous quilt!