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!!")
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.)
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.
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!
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
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