Guys love quilts too

From Spotlight on NeutralsWe know there are a lot of talented guys out there who love to make quilts. But I know guys who love to receive quilts, and I’ll bet you do too. With seven weeks to go, there’s still time to add a quilt or two to your Christmas project list. How about a generous-sized nap quilt for your favorite guy?

Quilting for men can sometimes seem challenging because so many designs don’t seem appropriate. Yes, it’s true that any quilt pattern can be made in any colors, but it isn’t always easy to see beyond what’s shown. And quilt designs for men and boys often feature sports or wildlife themes that don’t appeal to everyone.

The no-fail solution? Go neutral! In her two books showcasing neutral palettes, Spotlight on Neutrals and Knockout Neutrals, Pat Wys establishes once and for all that neutral does not mean boring. Her designs range from bold and graphic to subtle and soothing, but they’re never dull, and any one of them would make an ideal quilt pattern for men.

Here are just three of the many quilts in Pat’s latest book, Knockout Neutrals, that would be a welcome surprise on Christmas morning.

Road Trip quilt from Knockout Neutrals
A winning combination: “Road Trip,” his recliner, and a wintry Sunday afternoon.

Dominoes quilt from Knockout Neutrals
“Dominoes” is stunning in black, white, and gray with just a touch of brown.

Cobblestones quilt from Knockout Neutrals
Short on time? The Four-Patch blocks that make up “Cobblestones” go together quickly and look great.

Check out these and all the quilts in Knockout Neutrals and Spotlight on Neutrals. You might find just right gift for that special guy on your list.

Knockout Neutrals Spotlight on Neutrals


Husband, son, father, brother, friend: who will you be stitching for this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!


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