I’m so happy to be showing you all a finish! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to complete a quilt and I just love The Bruiser!
You’ve seen this quilt before! It uses the same free pattern as Phoenix! One thing I wanted to do with this pattern was a bold graphic black and white. I looked all over the world for B&W prints and never quite saw what I wanted. When I saw the Camelot Cottons House Designer Design Studio Collection at Hawthorne Threads I knew that these were the black and blues I was looking for. It’s amazing how the fabric guides you in a direction you didnt expect isnt it? Hawthorne Threads sells their fabrics in 1/2 yards and I needed 1/3s. I used the extra and had a little fun with the back too! On this side, I cut much larger pieces so I could really see the fabrics I love so much.
When I talked about this quilt, I almost always called it the black and blue quilt, until one day I called it The Bruise. Well, I couldn’t name a quilt The Bruise, but seemed like Bruiser wasn’t such a bad idea. It is intended to be a little more “manly ” after all.
Both Bruiser and Doggie Doughnuts were entered in the North Carolina State Fair and both were winners! Emily won 4th in the juniors and I won 3rd in the newbie adult category. Check out our selfie with our ribbons.
I’m putting The Bruiser in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival two color quilt category over at Amy’s Creative Side. If you haven’t been over there, be sure to swing by! There’s so many fantastic quilts and matching inspiring stories. I’ve really enjoyed flipping through them and look forward to checking out the ones I haven’t seen yet!