geared for guys.

23 May 2012

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geared for guys.

welcome to the geared for guy book tour y'all :)

geared for guys is an awesome book by my friend emily herrick.
{whaddup emily. xoxo.}

i love that she made a dudes book.
see i have all kinds of dudes in my life.
a hubby. two sons. brothers. nephews. and hubby's bachelor bff that is always around.

even though i know i'm capable of making a quilt geared towards guys, i'm lazy.
i wanted someone else to do it for me.
insert emily.

she gave me 8 great guy quilts to choose from.
the only problem is that they pretty much all fit the guys in my life.
so it looks like i still have some decisions to make.

but first up . . .

odd ball.

i really, really wanna make this "odd ball" quilt.
i love it. just the way it is.
BUT i might make it orange & brown since the hubby is a cleveland browns fan.
or i might just leave it orange & grey since we painted our living room grey.
decisions, decisions.

maybe y'all can help me.
leave a comment telling me which y'all would make: orange & grey OR orange & brown.
one lucky ps i quilt reader will win their very own copy of quilts for guys.
{winner will be drawn saturday.}

gfg.

and please, go visit pink chalk studios tomorrow for another chance to win.

♥ rachel

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240 comments:

May Kristin said...

Orange and gray! :-)

JenJohnson said...

i love orange and gray!! orange and brown makes me think of fall and halloween...which i like too though :)

kris said...

I would do orange and gray for sure. Cool quilt.

Jenna said...

Do the penny toss! Heads, brown...tails, gray! Your hubs would probably like brown better (cause he is a 'dawg!)...but gray is more chic...and if it will hanging around your living room, gray would be better! Either way Mr.psiquilt will love it 'cause you made it! <3 Go Browns!!

Debbie B Sam said...

Orange and blue :) I know that wasn't an option, but that is my combo - and the polish of choice on my big toe.

orange and gray - def!

pwnmom said...

Orange and Gray! As someone else said, orange and brown is fallish and sorta common.

Paige said...

I'm a football fan so I get that but I wouild go with gray. I ust like that combo better!

Ellyn said...

I think orange & gray would look nice, even though I am from Cleveland, so I get that too....

Marci Warren-Elmer said...

I would make it orange and brown. If you house is like mine most of the quilts do not look like "boy" quilts.

Shanon said...

Orange and Gray well actually I think it depends on how much you think your husband will use it. If he will be super appreciative but never uses a blanket/quilt maybe go for the brown but if you think it will hang around all the time I would go with Gray.

Emilie said...

orange + grey

Steven and Ginger said...

I really like the orange and gray one pictured! Looks like such a fun book. Another excuse to make a quilt. :)

Jennie P. said...

I would do orange and grey :) Thanks for the chance!

Kay said...

Since your living room is gray, I would say make the quilt orange & gray. I have lots of guys in my life, too & think I really need this book. My 31 yr old son told me recently that all he wants for Christmas for me is a quilt, so this book probably has a good pattern for me to use for him.

Sharon said...

If you're really making it for the hubs, orange and brown would probably be his choice, right?

"H" is for Heather said...

I love the orange and gray! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sue Bone said...

Orange and grey, orange and brown are too 1970s for me.

Jessica said...

Definitely stick with the orange and grey! That bright warm orange does great against a cooler background- love it!

Linda said...

Both choices are nice, but maybe you can find a fabric with both orange and brown in it (like a tiny check or plaid). Or maybe you can have it reversible and do the back in orange and brown and the front in orange and gray.
I lean toward the orange and gray myself, but I would see if the husband has a strong opinion about it and go for it!

Andrea said...

I'd stick with the orange and grey. and I love the quilts in this book!

Melissa said...

I prefer orange and grey.

FML Crochet said...

I'd go with orange and grey. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Marie said...

As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan I just can't go for the orange and brown! Hope that doesn't mean I can't win! I do love orange and grey. Or anything and grey. This book looks great, thanks for the chance!

Lisa C said...

"I" would prefer orange and grey but "honey points" are always good to have so maybe you should make it orange and brown!

Miss 376 said...

I'd go with orange and grey. Orange and brown reminds me of a house we moved into in the 70's. that was the colour scheme of one of the rooms!

Sharon said...

Id go with orange and grey.
Just my Two Cents!

Kim said...

My instinct was orange and grey - but it would be nice to change things up and I think orange and brown would be very nice!

Janelle said...

Maybe orange and that elusive tan/gray color. Taupe, sand whatever it's called that's a happy medium of both!

Heather said...

Orange and gray :)

tara said...

I am excited about this book! I like the grey and orange

Krysta said...

Orange and brown. Whenever I make something for The Hubs, I never take into consideration if it will "match" or not. I just make what I think he will like the most. I mean, Ive taken over pretty much the whole house with "my style", so when he gets a little something for himself, it only makes sense to let it be his favorite :)

Marcia W. said...

Orange and Grey (perhaps a variety of shades of grey) - Orange and brown remind me of pumpkins and Halloween... Thanks for the chance. I've wanted to make a quilt for my brother and an uncle for some time - think this book would help me break my impasse.

Louanne said...

Definitely grey/gray and orange!

Lex said...

I love orange and grey together lately - I want to paint my living room grey!

Meredith said...

Orange & Gray!

Kristi said...

Orange & Brown - Gotta please the Hubs!!

Alf and Lily Creations said...

blue and orange or oranage and green how about grey and pink...ooh controversial pink for a guy...why not ! Karen

MaddyMaze Studio said...

Since its for your husband, I would make the orange and brown. Our men are so supportive, I think he would appreciate it.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Orange and Brown. I'm all about supporting the sports-fan/quilt link, within reason. Which, in my case, includes my recently-blogged-about Carolina Panthers Quilt. So, yeah. Orange and Brown.

Heather D. said...

Orange and gray for sure. I'm not a huge brown fan though, so that's probably why I answered the way I did!

Catherine said...

I like orange and grey best, grey is the new 'in' color right? I love that odd ball quilt - very cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Brown & orange! I am planning to make my husband a quilt for his birthday and a book like this would be great inspiration :-)

Pamela V said...

Grey and orange (my husband's favorite color), because we cannot do Cleveland colors...we live in Cincinnati Bengals (orange and black) country!

Barbara McD said...

Orange & Brown

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Blosser said...

and hubby's bachelor bff that is always around ... How is Jason? Well, I would do orange and brown. My hubby is also a Cleveland fan.

Hugs & stitches,
Jennifer

Jan said...

I'd stick to the orange and gray, and throw in a couple of brown circles, just for hubs.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Grey and orange please!!?? Thank you.

Betsy Lynn said...

Simple...make the "odd ball" grey and the rest brown!
Thanks for the chance to win!

bethanndodd said...

I am definately gonna have to get this book. I have 3 sons, 8 nephews, a hubs and 2 little guys that I watch 3 days a week! I say do something for the hubs and go with brown & orange. It will still go great with the living room so you can think of it as 2 projects in one ;)

Sallie said...

orange and brown! Thanks for the giveaway!

Renae said...

Orange and brown would win at our house.

Can't wait to see this book!

tracy_a said...

orange and grey - I love it! (make him find a team with better colors next time :) )

Kristy said...

Go with Orange and Grey.

I had the opportunity to page through this book at Quilt Market and it was grand.

drmithome said...

Orange and gray seems more all year round to me.

RSHudson said...

That quilt is one of my favorites in the book....I vote orange & gray. Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Chancy said...

I would go with the gray and orange, but really you should go with the hubs fave.

krislovesfabric said...

orange and grey but I'm not the Browns fan so go with his fave!

bulabean said...

orange and gray for sure!!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Orange and brown. With the right shades, a quilt like that can be gorgeous!

JanetK said...

I like the orange and grey. But the right shades of brown would be equally stunning. I want to make this with a lime green oddball maybe...

Effie said...

Looks a great book... I'd go with the grey.

Deb said...

Go for the Browns quilt! (However...as the wife of a Cleveland native, my DH refuses to root for football anymore - *his* Browns moved and *these* Browns are not the same...)

Karen said...

I'd go with the orange & gray because orange is my son's favorite color but he doesn't like brown. Book looks interesting. I have lots of dudes in my life too. Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to see your quilt.
Karen

B Greene said...

I am all for making hubbt happy, but I would stick with the gray.

LauraC said...

I would do the orange and brown since it would mean somthing to your husband and that way you are adding your own stamp to the quilt. I do think tbe orange and grey is awesome though.

Suvi said...

I'd make it orange and gray if it was for me, but in this case maybe orange and brown?

Renee said...

I love the grey, but am not a big orange person...I might do blue or red...or green.

Brynn said...

Key question - is it for him or the room? If it's for him, brown. If it's for the room, gray.

Sara said...

I would do orange and brown, especially if he is a browns fan!

Tamie said...

I'm voting for orange and grey.

Dawn said...

Go Orange and Brown - then it's really for HIM!

Rebecca said...

I like orange and grey better... but if you are making for your husband, I would make it orange and brown.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I know gray is all the rage, but I think it's trendy, so I'd probably go with orange and brown. That book looks great!

MGM

LT said...

I'd go for orange and brown. Have fun with it!

kathy said...

Orange and brown - my college colors

Carol said...

Definitely orange and grey!

robin said...

Orange & brown. :) Thanks!

Megan said...

Do orange grey and brown. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christine M said...

I'd use brown and orange. But it would have to be a real chocolate brown.

Ali M said...

Well I'D want orange and grey, but really...man quilt, sports colors for sure :( so I'd go with orange and brown and try not to wince every time I saw a color clash happening ;)

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Could you compromise? What about making the oddball quilt top in the tones you want and put his team fabric on the back?
Take care of yourself!

Linda R. said...

Orange & gray for sure! Very modern.

Dairygal said...

I would keep it Orange and Gray, and then throw a little Cleveland Bear logo on it (maybe in off center of a gray circle). To keep it fun for both.

Carla said...

Orange and grey, FOR SURE! Thanks for the chance at the book!

Kira Rae said...

I love the grey, so modern. I know Emily, she lives her clsse to me and she is a sweets! I would love a copy of her book!

mean sarah jean said...

i like both color combos, but, since the pattern is for a guy and you say your hubby likes the cleveland browns .. maybe you should go with brown and orange :)

Tricia said...

Orange and gray....definitely!

QuiltNut Creations said...

orange and grey

Heather said...

I say orange and brown. Dare to be different! LOL

bhafer said...

I would do grey only because I am on a grey kick right now..... but then again brown would be cool too!

Catherine said...

Definitely the orange and grey -- only issue might be that I would have to make the turquoise and grey one for me first -- no one said you couldn't make a girls quilt!!!

Allison C said...

Definitely orange and gray!

Laurie Parrack said...

I like the orange and grey better. The browns I think would be to much for the orange to pop.

Fl Quilt Chic said...

I vote for the orange and gray. I love the modern look with the pop of orange. hmm, he can always wear brown to go with the orange pop. lol

Greenstylemom said...

I'm in the orange and grey camp, although I made an orange and brown baby boy quilt last summer that I thought turned out really cute...

Esch House Quilts said...

Definitely orange and grey! But don't pick me as the winner because I was already lucky enough to win this great book :) Oddball is my favorite quilt in the book.

Andrea said...

I do love the gray and orange but I think brown would be great so that would be my vote.

WandaFish said...

Orange and brown specially for your guy!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this 'must have' book!

Maxwells said...

Oh I like the orange and Grey. And great idea for a book, there are so many girlie quilt patterns out there.

Heidi Staples said...

Definitely orange & grey!!

Whitney M said...

Orange and brown...he'll love it!

Colleen said...

Orange and gray! Im a little obsessed with this combo plus aqua right now.

Andee said...

Orange and Brown...go for those sports colors!

sandra said...

I would do the orange and gray for sure but I just like gray better. I am happy there is a book out there for guy quilts that are a little more modern.

Patti said...

Absolutely it would be orange and gray for me! Thanks for the giveaway

Florence said...

you know how guys are with their sports,,,,,,,,i would definately go with the brown,,,,,,,,,,,,,but i would probably throw in a gray on the side, lol,,,,,,either way,,,he will love it,,,,,

Beth said...

Definitely gray. My favorite neutral by far.
Elmiller33(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauren said...

While I think that the orange and gray is nicer, I think that the orange and brown is also really pretty (I have one I made myself!) and would be a great thing to do for your husband :)

VickiT said...

I think both choices look great. The next question would be will the person you're making it for only use this quilt during the latter part of the year? If so, then I'd go with the orange and brown. If all year long, I'd choose the orange and gray. The orange/brown reminds me of Fall.
Of course, if the person is a sports guy and likes a team with the orange/brown color then totally do that one.

HA didn't *I* help you just SO much? LOL

Thank you for the chance to win this book. I really do love all I've seen during the blog tour of her book. I think she's got a huge hit on her hands.

scottylover said...

Cool book! I have several guys around that I need ideas for. This would help!

I would go with the orange and gray since you could use it in the living room year round. We painted our living room gray recently, too!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy A

Gene Black said...

I would go with orange and gray and use a blue toned gray to pull out the complementary color thing.

Deb said...

Definitely orange and grey...it just goes together!

Lindsey F. said...

My vote is for orange & grey.

Michelle said...

I love the orange and gray combo.

Angie said...

I like the orange & gray!

Layne Bushell said...

I'd have to say Orange and Gray...those two colors are my favorites. That quilt is my most favorite right now....can't wait to do it!

Quilter In Paradise said...

Pick me! I have all men in my family, too.. And of course I need a new book :)
Beth in Dallas

Quilter In Paradise said...

Pick me! I have all men in my family, too.. And of course I need a new book :)
Beth in Dallas

michelle said...

Orange and gray!!!!! Just because it would fit in with your new paint and yet have the orange for him.....two birds, one stone? But I do love gray this year....so very much more than I have in past years....so maybe I am a bit biased! Either way, whatever you create will be great.

Mama Masek said...

Orange and gray!!!!!!! Love it!!

Allison said...

I'd definately go for orange & grey! thanks for the giveaway :)

Donna Joy said...

Make one of each color, hubby can enjoy his at games and you can have one in your living room.
This is just the book that I needed for all the sons, nephews,
Brothers in the family. Thanks.

Carol said...

I think you should make it Cleveland Browns colors, your husband would love that.

Jennyroo said...

Orange and gray is my choice!

knuckstermom said...

Well I'd love the orange and brown, and there's always the backside for the gray!

Annie said...

Well, Rachel, hubby is a guy. So here's what will happen. You will make the quilt orange and gray to fit well in the room. When hubby learns the quilt is his, he will say, you should have made it orange and brown cause I'm a Cleveland Browns fan. So, you should make in orange and brown. Do the math. LOL

Brooke Crook said...

I love the orange and gray!

CJ said...

Orange and grey! Football isn't all year 'round (thank God!) but your living room is year 'round. :D

The Rx quilter said...

Orange and brown....it is after all geared for guys...and quilts for the hubs r few and far between...at least at my house! Lisa in Texas

Amanda Echler said...

I would do orange and grey. amanda.echler (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alecia said...

Gray!

Diane E W said...

I like the orange and grey. I also like the idea someone early had...make front orange and grey, back orange and brown. You know you could make his and hers. His for the Browns your to go with your living room.

Diann said...

Orange and grey would be my suggestion.

CathyK said...

I would def do orange and grey!! :)

brooke said...

I would go orange and grey! Cuz I love grey ;-)

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

lori said...

Make one that's orange and brown, so your hubby knows you love him tons and one grey and orange for you!

Sonja said...

Definitely orange & grey!!

Laura said...

Grey is good.

Robin said...

Definitely orange and grey... I love orange. I love grey. It's meant to be! :)

Jan said...

Orange and grey - that little punch of orange will look great in your living room. Anybody could do orange and brown - and you're not just anybody!

Cille said...

Orange and grey. I think of the 70'ties with orange and brown (and that makes me a lot older than I care to be.... so let's not go there *LOL*)

prsd4tim2 said...

What a great idea. Seems like there usually aren't a lot of choices for guys. I just finished an airplane quilt for my airline pilot husband, but that was pretty generic.

I'd go with the orange and gray. Nice combination.

Betty B said...

The orange & grey is very striking, but the quilt IS for your husband. I say go with the orange & brown - maybe add stripes to the orange circle to represent the team helmet.

Almaelou said...

I think you should make it orange and gray.....I'm from Pittsburgh so I may by bias.

Sowing Stitches said...

Orange and Brown.

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Cathy said...

Oh stay with the cleveland Browns colors. He will appreciate it more if you did it to please him, not match the decor. Besides if he's an odd ball then it will fit right in. Also I am partial to orange/grays.

good luck!!

cathy

Idamae said...

Normally I DON'T love gray in quilts - I know its trendy right now but I don't like it. HOWEVER, this quilt is the exception. I DO love the grays and that pop of orange. I think orange and brown might look too 70's. But that's just my humble opinion. idaewing@yahoo.com

Vicki in MN said...

Orange and grey for sure!

Raechel said...

I like oranage and grey, BUT if you are really making it for hubby then you should do it in the team colors!

Bailey said...

I would pick orange and gray. I think I would have flashbacks to my childhood in the 70's with orange and brown.

Tsigeyusv said...

A quilt has two sides, right? Front = orange and grey. Back = cleveland browns. It'll look lovely!

Nancy said...

I'd go with the Team colors. My husband is a Kansas City Chiefs fan so I would do it in red and yellow if I were to make a quilt just for him. Either way I can't wait to see it when it is done. :)

quilt for fun said...

Orange and gray! I love that color combination, and am thinking of making a quilt for my grandson in those colors.

Tina Short said...

Would it be too much to make it reversable?? Orange and grey on one side and orange and brown on the other - a 'twofer' (2 for the price of 1)

Josie McRazie said...

I have a daughter who has already said she likes all that we have seen so far! LOL I think grey and blue for her!! and Grey and orange for my Honeyman!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Great giveaway! I really need a copy of this book! I'd go with orange and grey to match your living room! Thanks for the chance to win!

terrieannie said...

I say go with brown for the hubster.

Laura T said...

Orange and Grey has my vote!
LauraT

Pat said...

Orange and grey. Love the combination and the pattern.

kathy said...

I vote for the orange and grey. Thats the quilt I going to make from this book! Thanks for the chance to win... I watch your blog regularly

IHeartQuilting said...

I think I'd go Orange and Grey, just because that is a color combo I wouldn't normally have thought of on my own.

robin said...

gray is so trendy right now, but I'd go with the classic brown

Denise said...

Orange and grey! I am in love with grey right now.

New Salem Homestead said...

If I were making it as a gift for someone, then it would be in their colors. In your case, husband = Brown & Orange. That being said I think I will gift myself this quilt in gray and red!

DonnaP said...

Definitely orange and brown - my dh is from Columbus. If it were mine though, black and gold for me - Pittsburgh Steeler fan here. ;-)

pinkquilter said...

Orange and Grey! Your room is already Grey it will fit right in! I need to make this quilt also! I just purchased a Jeep wrangler and it is that bright orange! Wasnt my first choice but it has grown on me! LOL People diffently know when I am coming down the street!

Helen said...

Orange and gray...more contemporary I think. Or you could just ask him which he prefers! ;-)

denise galatis said...

since i am not a yankee, i would choose a grey with black and a dark grey, and a splash of orange.. thanks for the competition
hope international people get to be winners, too!

Erin said...

To be honest I would almost go for a blue-gray or a slate grey. If I was doing Kona I would go with either Cadet, Ash & Orange for the blue combo. Windsor, Slate and Tangerine for the grey combo. It I went Bella Solids, I might do Sea, Silver, and either Orange or Clementine for the blue combo. For the grey I would go Etching Slate, Steel and Clementine. But this is really depending on the dye lot and if they came out a little more warm or a little more cool, I have notice from time to time a slight shift in the dye lots. But this is just my opinion.

Carole Kurth said...

I am loving the orange/grey combo. Very sophisticated, and in a grey room? YUMMO!

William Benjamin Arny said...

Orange and grey. Grey is the "in" neutral. Love it!

Holly said...

Do them both! I'm sure you and your hubby are both ODD BALLS! LOL....Orange and Grey for your living room and Orange and brown for your hubby! That way, you won't have to decide! You'll love 'em both!

Ashley said...

I like the grey better but my husband is a huge SF 49ers fan so I know he would die over a red and gold quilt.

I vote for oranges and brown.

reezer4 said...

I vote orange and grey because they are basically my two fave colors, besides all the others :O) It is an awesome design though, I can't wait to see it when it's done!

Unknown said...

Hmmm, well, the personal touch would be colors u think hubby would like. If he is a Browns fan, perhaps that's the way to go. A good way to choose: whatever your first instinct was - stick with it ;o)

Beth said...

I prefer orange and gray, but it sounds like your husband might like orange and brown better. And that would make it even more special, so that's what I'd go with.

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Orange and grey, if your room is grey, I think. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nana Jo said...

I'd stick the orange and gray. Orange and brown are just too halloweeny to me.

classicalcutie01 said...

I like the orange and gray because I'm more of a subtle person. I really like this book too. My hubby doesn't know much about quilting but tries to involve himself. He even asked me to make him a quilt and I'm just been trying to figure out a pattern. This book would totally help!!

Susan said...

I like orange and grey.

Jennifer said...

I'd much rather go out of the box with grey and blue or orange and blue.

But, if I have to play withing the rules I would say orange and grey.

MellieWo said...

I like the gray and orange, too. The gray really makes the orange pop!

annemarie said...

Love the organge and gray.

Gladys said...

Orange & brown! In this way it will POP in your gray living room! Divine Design! Thank you for giving us the chance to win a copy! A hug!

Debbie said...

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel! decisions, decisions, decision!!
I love the orange and gray, But I would love the orange and brown too! So why not make them both??
Thanks for the great give away.
♡ ur blog!

Keri said...

orange & grey! my fav! LOVE LOVE LOVE. thanks for the chance to win...I need to find a good pattern for my almost tween boy...

Kelly Smith said...

I am an orange and grey fan, but if your hubby likes orange and brown better I would go with that!

Patrick said...

Orange and Gray! Orange and Gray!

B said...

orange & grey

JoyceLM said...

I'm not a big fan of gray, but in this case, I'd choose it over the brown. Though maybe a taupe with the orange could be a possibility too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tiffany said...

I say orange and brown. Maybe you could make the oddball or the binding gray?

quilt happy said...

my husband would love for me to make him a quilt

Patty said...

I think the orange and gray is super cool!

A.J. Dub. said...

I prefer the cooler orange and grey combo. But since it is a "guy" quilt, maybe your hubby would like to weigh in with an opinion. ;)

Margaret said...

I'd go with orange and grey. The orange/brown combo seems so autumnal to me.

Rachelle said...

Orange and grey to go with your decor

Diane said...

orange and gray. thanks for the giveaway.

Mimi said...

I love the look of 'gray and orange'... please let me know the final tally! I am very curious!! Thanks for the chance to win what looks to be an awesome book!

Erika said...

I love the orange and gray, but if it was me I would probably go orange and brown for the football team.

Barb in Mi said...

Orange and grey is my choice. Thanks for a chance - this book is really perfect for all these guy quilts I should be making. Thanks for a chance!

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