Sunday, May 6, 2012

Geared for Guys Blog Tour!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


disclosure: this is a sponsored review & giveaway by Crazy Old Ladies & Emily Herrick
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Welcome to the Geared for Guys Blog Tour!!

I was very excited when Emily informed me that she had written a book with guys in mind. There is often lots of "boy" fabrics & "baby" things... not not many GUY patterns! The book is full of information on fabric selection with guys in mind & so much more. 


When Emily sent me the book to review I instantly fell in love with the Gamer pattern.

It has nice clean lines & typography... how could you go wrong??

So I made my own Gamer quilt from Robot Factory by Caleb Grey for Robert Kaufman.


The wind was a bit crazy this morning so it was impossible to get a flat shot. The fabrics I chose have less contrast than the original, but I'm quite happy with the result. I made this quilt with my special someone in mind, but I have a feeling my brother is going to ask for a matching one!!

I need your help so I can finish this quilt. Please help me decide which fabrics I should use for binding & backing. {I also have enough of the background blue for binding, but not backing.}

I need 1 binding fabric & 2 backing fabrics for a pieced quilt back.



Emily is offering one book to a lucky reader!! Enter to win by helping me decide. {Final decision of fabric choices lands with me... unless the recipient voices his opinion... and then he can pick whatever fabrics he wants!!}
:-)


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THE RULES
1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Tell me what fabrics you use for the binding & for the backing. 

2. Simple as that!!

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You have until 10PM PST time Tuesday, May 8th to enter!
Giveaway now closed. Winner announced later today now that all 3 giveaways are over!

Winners will be selected by True Random Number Generator.

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*Note*
A large number of people have commented on giveaways recently without leaving their contact information. If you have your settings set to "no-reply" please leave your e-mail address in the comment or change your settings. Many have also said "pick me" and not answered the question. I like to keep giveaways as simple & fun as possible, but if you don't follow the rules you will not be eligible to win.


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The next stop is tomorrow at Canton Village Quilt Works!




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

207 comments:

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Donna in NW FL said...

I love the book for guys! I think the two oranges for the backing and one of them for the binding. I love bright!

Colleen said...

Love this pattern! I think your choices depend on the age of the person you are making it for. For a little boy(age wise cause their all little at heart) I would use the robot print and one of the light blues for the back and the orange for the binding(or scrappy). For a grown man(agewise) I would use the brown and dark blue on the back with the red for the binding ( or scrappy).

scottylover said...

Great quilt! I would go with the orange robots and the red for the backing and the white robot fabric for the binding!

I have three nephews that this book would be great to have on hand for. I am always at a loss as to what to make for them!

Sandy A

DianeY said...

If it were me, I'd probably choose the red/orange print (in the middle) for the binding and the other orange & brown for the backing!

Christine Traub said...

I'd choose the light blue on the left for the binding and the red-ish fabric in the center for the back. Great pattern for a gamer, I guess your "special someone with no name" will love your quilt :o) Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Julie!

Busty LaRue said...

Great quilt! I would do the two light blues for the back, and one of the oranges (I like the orange/red one slightly more) for the binding. :)

Donna said...

The two oranges for the backing with one of the blues for the binding. Adorable quilt.

Amber H. said...

I would use the brown that you used for the M as the binding, and then the blue and white print for the back.

I just like the visual framing the brown will give for the binding.. as if the lines for the M shoot down and then frame the entire quilt. Very futuristic.

chelsea said...

I would use the darker red/orange fabric for the binding (the one in the middle) and I would use the brown and the robots print for the pieced back.

Cool quilt!

Jamie Wood said...

This book is teriffic!! What a show of creativity! I would do the red fabric for the backing and the orange for the binding. It would offset the the front of the quilt nicely.

SD and EJ said...

I say the orange and red for the backing and one of the light blues for the binding (or the orange and red would look good for a binding too). Cool quilt!

stephydinger at yahoo dot com

Brad Herman said...

I'm going to want more contrast in mine. Kona solids on top with the fuzzy fabric on back. Maybe the Tetris NES color palette? Can the fuzzy back be in super Mario colors? Reference chart emailed.

Debra Lee said...

I would choose the third one for the backing and the last orange for the binding to make it pop!

abengel said...

The two orange/red prints for the back and the brown for the binding. abengel (at) zoominternet (dot) net

Carol said...

I would choose the dark blue to give some contrast for the binding. If you wanted to spend the time doing it, a pieced backing of all of your left-over fabrics would look great.

Rafael's Mum said...

I'd use the blue that has the same pattern as the background for the binding, then a mixture of the others for the backing - big stripes?

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu usaria vermelho e laranja com branco(amo)Obrigada.

Summer Killebrew said...

So cute! If it was my choice, I'd go with the red for binding and the brown and orange for backing. :)

summerkillebrew@gmail.com

Anne said...

I NEED this book! Every post I see shows yet another quilt that would be so amazing for my boyfriend!

I would use one of the oranges for binding, and then one of the lighter blues and white or the chocolate for the back. :)

Unknown said...

As the mother of a couple of gamers, this looks like the quilt for my boys.
My son has an Austin shirt that he like to wear that features black and brown and red but with some bright colors of greens and yellows.
If I win contact me at
Mo(at)MaureenCunninghamdotcom

Deanna said...

I love orange....so I would probably use the orange for the binding....or maybe even a combo of all of the "gamer" fabrics....I would probably go with the light blue "gear" fabric for the back...just to keep it simple.

~Kelie~ said...

I think the oarange would look great for the backing along with the other red/oarange...maybe the brownish for the backing!!!!! THanks for the chance to win!

Janet said...

I would use the orange/red for the binding and make the backing out of the robots and the two darker blues. Thanks for entering me in your draw.

manybooks said...

So stinkin adorable!!! I would like to see the orange for binding, and probably the robots that are the R for the backing. Great quilt!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I would use the two oranges for the back in some pleasing combo and the light blue to the left on your fabric picture for the binding. Love the quilt. Nice giveaway too. Thanks!

VickiT said...

That's an awesome quilt Julie. It would be perfect for my oldest son.

I think the white background with robots and the light blue to the right of it and the orange fabric on the end are the three I would choose for your quilt.

Barbara said...

the third from the left ( light blue with gears) would be great binding - and I would use ALL of them for the backing =]

Sallie said...

The brown and white for the backing, and the far right orange for the binding. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ella said...

I would use the brown for the binding and the red and orange for the backing!!! BTW way cute quilt Love it!!!

Tiffaney said...

I would bind with the "A" fabric and back with the "M" I am sure he will love it.

Dee's Diary said...

Love to quilt for men. I think they all work well, so it's personal choice. I'd go with the bright orange for the binding and a light blue/blue/red combo for the backing. Enjoy xx

Strlady said...

LOVE that pattern!! OMG! I think I need it to make my son in law a quilt. I would piece the back and mk sure it has black. I would also bind it with an orange color. I love to frame my quilts with a strong contrasting color in the binding.

2e6992bc-a86b-11e0-8ce6-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I think the palest blue for the binding as the top is very busy. Not so sure about back but i probably go with the other pale blue with wheels(?). I would want the GAMER front to be the star. Good luck crlwilkie@aol.com

M-R said...

So fun! I think the red one for the binding and the darker blue second from the right and the orange for the backing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca said...

its gotta be the orange and I do hope I finaly got this set up so you could get to the addy!!!

Cecilia said...

I would use the red for the binding and the orange and brown for the back. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

robin said...

Use the orange for the binding and the brown for the back. Thanks for the chance! Looks like an awesome book! :) I'd love it for the guys in my life (hubby & son).

Laura V said...

I'm think the red for the binding, and the Orange for backing.

lindawwww said...

I would use a dark blue for the binding and the backing. Linda
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

I would choose the red print in the center for the back and the orangish on the right for the binding. Thanks for the chance to be a winner!

Nancy said...

I love the robot fabric. I would back with the first two in the photo and bind with the brown.
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Deb said...

I'd use the orange (G) for the binding and the orange and red/orange for the backing. Maybe with some of the brown thrown in.

pinsandneedles said...

Very cute and a great idea for a guy quilt. I would use the red/orange print and the multi colored robot fabric for the backing (the E and R in gamer) and the orange fabric (the G) for the binding. Just what I would do :D
Thanks!

Diane said...

I would use the darker orange in the center for the back and the darker blue for the binding or...

Kate Brown said...

I would go with the G orange for the binding, then the A for the backing. (like the R for the backing too) Awesome quilt!

Christina said...

What a great idea, guy quilts are so hard to make! I would use orange for the back because I love the contrast from the front and the light blue with the colorful robot parts for the binding:)

Joan said...

I would do the red/orange print on the back with the orange as a binding. I've got to make these for my boys for Christmas. PERFECT!!!

Lori said...

I would use the orange for the backing and the red for the binding!

Mary P said...

I'd go with the brown and the dark blue for the back, with the light blue on the far left for binding.

Pam said...

Right now, I am working on Chopsticks. Congratulations on your 600th post Julie! pfraby@gmail.com

Kat said...

I would use the light blue with cream robots for the binding. For the back, I would use the brown with cream robots and the cream with mulitcolored robots.

katsandyarn (a) gmail DOT com

Sowing Stitches said...

Orange for binding.
White and Red for the back.

crazy lady said...

I would bind with the brown. And back with the blue and orange all over robot prints.

Susan said...

Love the bright orange for the back, and dark orange for the binding - awesome quilt!

B Greene said...

I would bind in the orange and back with the white robot fabric. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the fabrics, though.

iluvmybugs said...

Great 'guy' quilt! I'd use the orange on the right for the binding and the light blue/gears and red/orange for the back! Look forward to seeing what you choose.
~Terry~

Ani said...

I'd use the lighter blue with tiny gears/wrenches for the back, and the orange for the binding - I LOVE orange! Ani
playdoll2 @ gmail.com (close up those spaces please)

Nurseli said...

Love this quilt! I agree with some of the other posts. I would use orange for the binding. You can back it with any of the robot fabrics except for the blue- might be too much.

Marcia W. said...

Backing in brown
Binding in the red or the orange
Thanks for the chance to win an e-copy of this book!

Colleen said...

I would use the orange on the left for the backing and either the other orange or the brown for binding.

Delores said...

I'd say the brown robots/orangerobots for the back and the orange robots for the binding.

Love the book, too, hope I win!!

Rosa said...

I`d choose light blue for the back and orange and brown for binding.

Nana Jo said...

I would use the red and orange for backing and the brown robots for binding. If there is enough of the orange left for binding, it would look great on front and back.

Lisa said...

I would use those two fabric you have that are not on the front, a light blue and the medium blue (looks like computer board pattern). Then I would bind it with the orange to make it "POP". I love this pattern and would love to win this book. My little guy would really like this quilt. And no I will not say it.

Diane said...

I like the medium blue for the binding and the dark orange and brown for the backing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rachelle said...

I originally thought the lighter blue for binding, but I think the brown would look better. For the backing I'd go with the mid blue with the orange for the backing.

Lisa Marie said...

I would pick the light blue print with the gears and wrenches and the orange on the far right for the back. I would also use the orange for the binding.

Amanda said...

I love the red for the backing and the orange for the binding. I think that will add just the right amount of punch to your fabulous quilt top!

Tamie said...

I would bind it in the orange on the far right and use the first two on the left, the light blue and the robots, for the backing. Thanks for the giveaway.

DaiseyB said...

I think the orange for backing and binding in brown would be really pretty. This is a neat book.

SewingMom2Three said...

I would use the brown robots for the back and the light blue robots for the binding. Any of them would be good choice, though!

Merran said...

I dont think you can go past the dark orange/red for the background and the darker blue for the binding, or maybe the lighter orange, no definitely the blue. Yep. Would love to have the book and make some of those "manly" quilts.

Debra said...

I quite like the idea of aft hues with a sudden bright splash. The light blue, robots maybe for the binding....the orange is also great for either. Would be great for the binding and soft blue for the backing.....the book sounds great too, I have lots of 'little boys' in my family.

Stephanie Zito said...

So fun! I think it's great that there is a book geared to guys! Your quilt turned out beautiful!!! I would go with the orange and white fabric for the binding and the light blue with the gears for the backing! Can't wait to see what you choose!

Heather D. said...

I'd use the orange for binding, and the brown and white background fabrics for the backing.

Joan and Kevin said...

I would use the fabric that is in the center for the backing and binding.

Sandy said...

I would bind in bright orange and use the other orange and the brown fabrics for the backing.
You've found another great book to inspire creativity.
Sandy

Penny said...

Julie
What a fun quilt! I hope that you use the drk blue background you mentioned for the binding. For the backing I suggest the lt blue fabric that looks like it has multi-colored gears & the brown fabric! What ever you do use I hope that you will post a pic of the finished quilt!!!
Thanks ~
Penny
Quiltingholliday@aol.com

Kathie said...

I like one of the oranges for the back and the darker blue for the binding. Looks like a great book!

Sue said...

I like the orange and the red for the back and maybe the light blue that's not on the front for the binding.

Amy said...

I'd use the orange of teh red with orange for teh binding and everything else on the back!! amysalbums2004[at]yahoo[dot]com. Thanks for the chance to win :)

krislovesfabric said...

orange for binding and brown and dk blue for back...nice quilt! Thanks for the chance!

Jen B said...

I like the brown robots for the binding and the orange robots with either the blue circuits or the blue gears/wrench print for the back.

ritainalaska said...

i'd use the middle orange print for the backing and the orange on the right end for binding -- i'm thinking of my gamer granson who asked for another quilt. i could do this quilt for him!

Myriam said...

I would use the brown for binding and the rust for backing.

Patricia said...

The orange (at least it looks orange on my monitor) and the white for a pieced back is my choice.

Erica said...

I would use the orange on the right for the binding (I just love orange binding) and the robots on white and the brown print for the backing.

By the way, I showed this quilt to my husband and he got really excited about it and wants me to make him one! I have never seen him get excited about a quilt before!

Laura said...

Background blue for binding and the lightest blue on the left for backing. Fantastic quilt!

elively said...

I'd use the brown and the darker blue next to it for the back and the orange for the binding. Thanks for a chance to win. My grandson would like this one.

Kathryn said...

I'd pick the red/orange for the binding, and then do horizontal strips of several fabrics for the back. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

Nancy in IN said...

I'm glad it is your choice. I would use the two middle fabrics, the orange and brown and the brown for the back and the light with robots for the binding.
If I was doing it, I would have used each fabric for the binding, as I like scrappy bindings. I like busy backs so my quilting doesn't show.
I know he will love.

Jessica said...

I would use the brown for the binding and the backing. I like the simplicity in having the binding and backing in the same fabric.

Allison C said...

I would use the red circuit print for the binding and the orange robots for the binding...or the other way around. As a gamer myself, I really appreciate this design and your quilt!

Ramona said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
I would use the two toned orange for the binding and the brown print for the backing. I would probably mix up the back another fabric. Maybe a narrow orange stripe or two.

Bingaling said...

I think I would go with a pieced backing with lots of the fabrics...or a neutral solid with a pieced vertical stripe of all the robot fabrics. Then I think I would definitely use one of the oranges for the binding.
Love it!
Chanda
bing_6@hotmail.com

Patti said...

I'd chose the background fabric for binding, and for the backing I'd either use red or do a patchwork. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book.

Ramona said...

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Lindsay said...

I would use the orange for the binding. For the backing, maybe one of the light blues.

I Love You, Evie said...

My preference is the 2 oranges for the backing and the blue gears for the binding.

Kelly O. said...

I think the orange on the far right for the binding and then the orange and red print and the brown robot print for the backing...

Auntie Pami said...

It's busy, so I'd have to choose a solid dark blue (that goes with the blue in the background). Still lovin' Pac Man, Asteroid and Hangman (the one with the Cowboys).

glorcour said...

I would use the orange for the binding and a light blue for the back. Love your quilt

Emily said...

I would probably use the red/orange in the middle for the binding, because I like a pop of color on the edge. I would use the two fabrics on the right, the orange and the medium blue just because I like that color combination. Very nice quilt by the way!

Rachel said...

I think the brown and one of the orange fabrics. A warm coloured back to counter the mostly cool coloured front.

Jessica said...

I think the orange fabric for the back with the orange/red fabric for the binding.

Cheryl Brickey said...

I love the robots on the white background pattern. I would use that and a blue fabric for the backing and an orange print for the binding.

C_kaminsky(at)yahoo(dot)com

bee said...

great quilt! looks like a fun book.
i'd put the brown robots & the orange robots on the back. And use the red print for the binding.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Awesome looking quilt! I'd do the binding in the light blue fabric on the left. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diann said...

I suggest the dark red with orange and the brown for the backing and the background fabric for the binding.

Allison said...

this looks like a great book, thanks for the giveaway! I would use the orange on the far right to bind, and the robots with the white background & the brown print for the backing

Kim~Stay Joyful said...

This is an awesome quilt and the book sounds awesome too! I am reading and planning my first quilt, so I am no expert, but I would use the light blue to the far left as the binding. And for the quilt back I would use a combination of the brown w/robots and orange w/robots. Good luck to everyone and thanks for the giveaway!

Lee Ann Abrams said...

You know what? I would use ALL the fabrics in the binding and the backing... you have them so why not showcase them! Great graphic quilt. Super give -a-way, never many guy quilt books out there!

Patty said...

That is a really cute quilt. I would bind it in the orange you used for the G and back it with the fabric used for the M.

Token Asian Friend said...

Backing: light blue gears.
Binding: orange robots:)

What a fun quilt design!

Kristy said...

I have only grandsons so this would be perfect for me. I would use the orange you used in the G for the backing and the binding. This looks just like the perfect gift from grandma. soardkg@fuse.net

mypridenjoy said...

For the gamer quilt I would suggest the gears on blue background and the robots on white background. However, I would use a scrappy pieced binding. I just love doing scrappy bindings. I think it just gives the quilt a little extra pop!
mypridenjoy@embarqmail.com

Ann said...

I so have to make that quilt. Ok I would bind in the orange you used for the "G" and then use the dark blue and the red with orange on the back.

Margie said...

I think I'd go with the red and orange print for the binding and use the brown and the orange on the back. Can't wait to see what you decide. Many thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :-)

KT said...

I would love to see the binding in the orange robot fabric. I think, with that binding the orange and red print would be a great backing.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Kim said...

I love this robot line, I have a quilt top and back in it waiting to be basted, quilted and bound.

I would go a solid navy for the back, with some pieced details in the robots. I would do the binding in rust or orange.

Wayne, Naomi, Sydney and Elijah said...

Wow! I love that quilt...excellent job on the fabric choices as well, very fun. For the binding, it's a toss up between the light blue robots (a little more subtle) and the orange robots (more bold, my personal favorite). For the back, I would definitely use the orange robots and the red/orange circut board print.

Carol Jordan said...

I love the idea of the book - when will it be available? I am struggling w a quilt for my newphew's graduation from college.
On your quilt - orange and blues
Carol in VA BCH

A.J. Dub. said...

Great quilt! I love this book concept. We all have men in our lives that need a little handmade somethin from us. I like the blue or the brown fabric for the binding. The blue because it is bold and it is not a repeat and the brown because it is a nice bold accent. Some of the others seem too soft. I like the robots on white for the back, unless it is going to be well used, because white can get dingy fast, so my other choice is the orange robots with splashes of the dark blue and light blue.

JLG said...

I love it! I love bright so I would have to sat the orange for the binding and the red/ orange or the backing!

Jill said...

I love it! I would use the orange for the back and the brown for the binding. My son would love this quilt!

hueisei said...

Last orange for the binding and brown for the background!

Jessica said...

Definitely the medium blue circuit board print for the binding, and the orange robots for the backing. For sure. Also, I love this!!!

Jennie P. said...

I think I'd use something like a charcoal solid and a matching light blue for the backing because the front has plenty of pattern. Then for the binding I'd use a solid orange.

Jody said...

Ok, I'd use the brown for the binding, and if piecing the back I'd use the brown, orange, and white. I can't wait to see the finished product! And I super duper hope that I win the book! It will be a very long time before I can afford to buy it. :-)

Heather said...

I love this! I've got a husband and three sons, I'm always looking for more masculine patterns.

I would use the orange for the binding, and the light blue with gears and the brown for the backing.

Great job on your quilt!

Jennyroo said...

Orange backing, definitely and maybe the white with robots for the binding? The contrast would be good, I think!

mascanlon said...

Wonderful quilt for the guy Julie! I'd go with the lighter blue with the dots (are they dots?) for the binding and then a pieced back with the red/ orange print and the orange print.and it s fun to see quilt out now for the guys that are more than just trucks, fish and dark colors!

Ella said...

I'd use the dark blue circuit for the back and the orange/red circuit for the binding. I love that fabric.

Kirsten N said...

Such an amazing quilt! I think the orange on the right would be great for binding, and maybe the 2 light blues on the left for the backing.

Kira said...

Orange binding, blue cogs and red for a stunning back.

RSHudson said...

I'd definitely use the orange for the binding and I like the cogs/wheels/tools (light blue) for the back and maybe one of the red/orange fabrics for the back too. Thanks for chance to win this great book! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

diane said...

I vote blue for the binding and the red for the backing. I really need this book, one husband, four sons and four grandsons and they all want quilts.

Alex said...

Thinking about my special someone in mind I would definitely go for the background navy blue for the binding and would create the back with the light blue print with the coloured spur gears ACY-11534-169-EARTH and the brown ACY-11533-16. The idea of this eBook is really great - I love it - and I can’t wait to start with my own GUY QUILT 

ciccia74 said...

I volte the light blue for the binding. And for the back all the colors in strings.
Thanks for the chance to win!
b.zanninelli@gmail.com

Chancy said...

Such an awesome pattern! The bright blue (second from the right) would provide great contrast for the binding. And then I guess I'd go with the white robots and the orange print for the back.

AlyceB said...

I would use the lighter orange print for binnding and a pieced backing from the rest!

Grace C. said...

Thanks for showing this pattern in different fabrics/colors! I love your take on the pattern.

It's tough to choose binding/backing fabric because all the options go so well together. But if I had to pick, I'd probably bind in brown and use the orange and blue (the one right next to the orange, not the powder blues). At least, that's what I'm thinking now. I'll probably change my mind as soon as I hit "publish comment."

Ali Hughes said...

I think I'd use brown for the binding (too help make the m stand out a little more) and red and orange for the back to make it pop!

Yvonne said...

I should use the red/orange one for a binding and the white one for backing. Cute quilt you made!
Greetings from the Netherlands!

Gill said...

I'd use the bright orange fabric on the right for binding and make a scrappy back!

WandaFish said...

I'd use the brown robots and blue cogs/spanners to piece the back and then bind with the red/orange circuits.
Great quilt and of course I'd love to win a copy of the book, it looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway.

wanda said...

Love the quilt. I would use orange for the binding and the for the backing the darker blue with brown and orange. But if it was for a younger group I am in agreement about the robots. Thanks for the chance to win.

girlsfour said...

I think I would use a darker print on the back and maybe a solid or blender binding. Of course, to see it in person makes a difference too.

Love the 'guy' quilts and would love that book!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think the background fabric for the binding and the two oranges for the backing. What a very cool quilt.

Idamae said...

I think you should do the light blue on the left for the binding and the brown and the darker orange for the backing. Its a great quilt! idaewing@yahoo.com

jmz11 said...

Clever quilt! I would choose the center bright orange fabric for the binding, with the lighter orange and white background robot fabrics for the two fabrics on the pieced back. The two sides would give you two totally different yet compatible looks. jmz11@htva.net

Kim said...

Very nice! I would go with the orange for binding and the two light blues for the backing.

Josie McRazie said...

I am in love qith this book! I think I would use one of those oranges (probably the one in the E) for the binding!! But I am really poor at choosing backing fabrics!! I hope to improve my skills at that! :) I think my Daughter would love this GAMER quilt!! She is a LOL gal (that is League of Ledgends a newerish WOW type game)

Melinda said...

I would go with either the background fabric or the very first light blue for the binding, nothing with too much contrast to really let the letters shine! As for backing...I really love that red, maybe paired with the white robots, or the brown and orange colorways of that robot print. Good luck choosing!

Aliceart said...

I always like my binding to be a frame for both the front and back of my quilt so I would pick the light fabric with robots for the back, and the orange without robots for the binding. Great pattern!

Kathy H said...

I would choose the brown for the backing with the orange binding. Great quilt and book too.

Sarah said...

I would bind it in orange, with little bits of the other colors here and there, but spaced out around the quilt. I would use one of the light blues, and the medium blue circuit board fabric on the back.

sonia said...

I love blues, so I'd go with one of the light blues for binding, and the other two blues for backing. Not too much ofa contrast but that's how I like it.

Greenstylemom said...

I *thought* I knew what my opinion was until I started reading everyone else's good ideas... now I don't know what I'd do. I originally thought binding in orange and back in the white print and light blue print.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I haven't read all the other comments, but my first instinct is to go with the brown accented with the orange for the backing. The blue for the binding would work well, I think. Have fun with it!

Sharon said...

I like the blue background fabric for the binding; the lighter blue and the white robots for the backing.

jmniffer said...

I like the bright orange for the binding and the brown for the backing. Great gu quilt. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Alassel said...

I know you posted the fabrics you have, but I think a solid binding fabric (probably in a nice reddish orange to pick up that color from the "G" and "E") would be very restful with all the busy prints on the front. For the back, I'd do a strip or two of the same solid binding fabric splitting the three blue robot fabrics.

Mary said...

I would use the orange because I've been all about orange lately! :)

CherrySprinkle said...

I would do the pale blue on the far left for the binding and maybe the fun orange print on the far right for the backing.. or the darker blue next to it... gorgeous either way!

Alli said...

That's a super cool quilt! I want to make one, now!

I'd use the blue and white robots (on the left) for the binding and the circuit board print for the backing. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

jemfl said...

Blues with red binding would be a winner for boys! Love that pattern
my grandson would LIKE one- I'm sure.

Carla G said...

I'd use the blue & white robots on the left for the binding. And for the back I'd use the orange robots on the right and the brown robots third from the left. Love your robot Gamer quilt! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous looking book! :)

ColleenaMareena said...

For the back I'd choose the light blue with cogs & wrenches and the red/orange computer-y one , and for the binding I'd go with the orange robots. This book sounds awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Denise in PA said...

This book looks awesome! I'd use the brown for the binding and some of the blue and one of the orange prints for the back! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Grandmasewnsew said...

I'd use the darker orange print for the backing and the lighter orange print for the binding. This will be a great quilt no matter which you choose!

Elizabeth Curtis said...

Fun quilt! I would bind in the light blue and then use the two red and orange fabrics for the pieced back. I'm sure it'll look great whatever you pick! Elizabeth (lzbth1977@gmail.com)

Quilter in the Gap said...

I think the red & orange def needs to be on the back. AFter that the choice is yours. Oh and the binding should be the same color as the front if you have enough! GREAT quilt.

Sarina said...

For the backing- the blue on blue boxes and lines w/ the light blue gears/tools and for the binding- the orange robots. Thanks for the chance to win such a great book! bellaroolambert at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I'd use the orange fabric as binding and the medium blue (2nd from right) fabric as the backing, with a stripe of the white fabric through the middle. Great quilt!
Thanks for the chance to win!
:)

Binks said...

I think the red circuit board fabric would look great as binding. Give it a bright pop of more fun. For the back I think the 2 light blue prints would look great.

Kristi said...

I think the orange (used in the G) would be great for the binding, and then the lighter blue and white for the backing to offset the darkness of the front.

smileynann said...

I would use the orange on the binding, and all the rest on the back. Good luck choosing!

Natalie at joelandnatalie at yahoo

mean sarah jean said...

i like the orange robots for the binding, and the red/orange circut board with either the small gears or white background robots for the back. or all 3 for the back.

Amber said...

I'm thinking a light blue binding and a darker blue for backing. I like the idea of something simple to play up the great print going on the front.

classicalcutie01 said...

I would use the brown for binding since its right in the center of the quilt, I think it would be nice to frame the quilt as well. For backing I would use the dark blue on the right with the orange right next to it. I think those to are so fun next to each other!

4dreamsr said...

Love the Gamer pattern. I mostly quilt for guys & me of course.

Diane aka cameldiva said...

My vote is for the darker blue computer chip fabric for the binding and either one or two of the oranges for the backing.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Diane

cameldiva at yahoo dot ca

KerryQ said...

I would vote for the brown for binding (very butch!), and the robots, and red/orange for backing. There's my 2 cents,

kari said...

For the back I would use the browned the white with multi colored robots. For the binding, I would use the orange - I love bright colors!

Kari dot stewart at me dot com

Thanks!

pkmegs said...

The orange and orange/red print for the back and the binding in the blue background.

Amanda Echler said...

I would use the dark blue with light blue squares (2nd to last one) for the backing and the bright orange (last one) for the binding!

amanda (dot) echler (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ashley said...

two on the left for the back and the orange on the far right for the binding

pincushionpoints said...

I would use the two on the right for the backing and the red in the middle for the binding. I think my DH would love one of these.

Tina in Boston said...

I would use the 2nd and 3rd as the binding and the orange for the binding!

crimsonbruin at gmail dot com

CitricSugar said...

Can't wait for this book! Always tricky, quilting for dudes....

Back it in the blue (second from right) and bind it with the similar reddish-orange - dead centre, 4th from either right or left.

Can't go wrong really. But stay away from the really light colours. Boys are less careful about stains, especially if they are shooting zombies or answering the call of duty...

SewSealy said...

What a wonderful quilt! Perfect for those big and little guys! Okay, here is my suggestion. I would use Brown for the binding. That will anchor it. Then I would use the Robot print and Red for the backing. You could also use the Robot and Orange for backing, but I think I like the red over the orange. My email is khauglan(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com). Thank you for offering the giveaway. :)

Hilde said...

The orange prints in G for the binding and for the back the brown.
I love book for guys.

Gwen said...

Interestin-looking book, and LOVE your quilt!! :-) I'd choose the brown for the backing and the darker red/orange for the binding! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lexi said...

Wonderful quilt! I would use the light blue on the far left for binding and the orange and light blue with pictures on it for the backing. I would love to get my hands on this book as my family is full of boys! Thanks for the giveaway, lexilucas@gmail.com

. said...

I would use the orange/rust fabrics for the back - would be a nice contrast to the front. And I think I would go with a solid dark blue or black to pick up the colors in the background fabric for the binding. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy said...

I would bind it in the brown and use the dark blue and robot fabrics for the backing. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Bennett and Graves said...

I would use the brown and the blue that is next to it for the back to continue it's guy-ness. And bind it in the darker orange.

Lex said...

I liked the darker orange as binding and maybe the brown with the background blue for the backing?

enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

Anna O said...

Great quilt! I think the brown robots & royal blue/light blue circuit boards would look great on the back and definitely the bright orange robots for binding. :)

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