Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2013

Welcome visitors, to my woodland kingdom in the forest, among the lakes and rivers of Canada! I am queen in my realm, and my subjects are a worthy brood of handsome princes, a cat, a dog and several fish. My king has carved out from these wilds a home and castle most suitable for the raising of princes and the traditional pastimes of the queen who plies the needle and thread, making quilts to brighten and warm the cold winters in the deep woods.

My entry to this Spring's Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side will count as just one quilt, since they are identical (think of it as a king size in two pieces!) and they simply go together. These were made last spring, and I call them Water and Woods. As these are for my two eldest princes, er, sons, who were 14 and 16 years of age at the time, I began with the most masculine fabric I could find. (Or maybe the fabric was first and said to me "make me into quilts!!")

Curious Nature Crosses, Water and Woods
Either way, I looked no further than the amazing Parson Gray. Totally hip, totally cool, totally masculine, and perfect for my very design conscious young men. (To see just how design-y THEY really are, check out their very trendy and popular You-Tube channel where they ply their artistic trade.)

Curious Nature Crosses
The fabric line is Curious Nature, and the pattern is from the ultra talented Jeni at In Color Order. The binding is Kona Cotton Solid in Pepper. The backing is a charcoal and gray scrolly print from my LQS. The batting is Warm & Natural, and I used Aurifil 50 wt in a neutral 2325 to quilt straight lines 1/4 inch away on either side of each seam.

Curious Nature Crosses- Water
I am really very, very fond of these quilts and am eagerly anticipating Parson Gray's next line, World Tour, as I have several more princes to quilt for!  Here is also the link for my original post about these quilts!

Curious Nature Crosses, Woods
Quilt Stats: 

Size: 67" by 90" 
Fabric: Curious Nature by Parson Gray for FreeSpirit fabrics 
Binding: Kona Pepper 
Backing: Charcoal 108" wide flannel from LQS 
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt in colour 2325

Previous Blogger's Quilt Festival Entries:     FALL 2012


  1. Very nice!! My favorite is he blue ;)

  2. Love them both! The Curious Nature line so great for boys.

  3. I love your intro paragraph!! Your quilts are both gorgeous. Clever you.

  4. I love love love these quilts so much that as you know i had to do my version of them! thanks again for the inspiration.

  5. These are perfect quilts for your teenagers!

  6. They're both so nice! I need to look into buying some masculine-ish prints. So far I've just told DS that he is getting whichever quilt happens to have navy in it. LOL

  7. These are the most perfect quilts I've ever seen for teenage boys!!! Gorgeous!! (and I so envy you living in the woods of Canada. Love your entry above. Warme groetjes, Gerda

  8. I love both! The colors and fabrics are so perfect for boys.

  9. wonderful ! love the colors and prints! and I love the pattern, and your introduction header.

  10. I love the plus quilt! It's on my "to do" list. Yours is gorgeous.


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