Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Less than Exciting Navy {Quilt}

"Navy. Never looks like it's trying too hard- It's understated cool."


After a week of seeing our 14 year old son's long legs and arms hanging off the edges of his twin bed, hubby and I agreed it was time for an upgrade to a full sized bed frame and mattress. 

Only problem? New bedding. And working with teenage boys and home decoration can make a person beat their head against the wall. Not to mention that finding bedding to fit that awkward transition between boy to man can be a task worthy of a saint.   After weeks of showing him a million online options and bringing home different quilts and comforters from local stores?  He finally just said, "Mom.  Why can't you just make me a navy blue quilt?"

Uhhh.....why didn't I think of that?
 
Enter in 5 yards of Robert Kaufman 108" wide solid Navy. 


Note:  Lint.  SOOO much lint while making this quilt

6 M class bobbins filled with Navy Blue Superior Threads Omni Thread.



 And a Paradox pantograph by Urban Elementz



I translated his "it's fine" as 
"YOU NAILED IT, MOM!!"
after I took it out of the dryer and it was warm and crinkly.



I, personally, love how the pattern reflects the pattern in our carpet and his Minecraft Slime Quilt



 I *may* have pat myself on the back for finishing what is, generally, a boring whole cloth quilt in less than three days.


He even vetoed any "different" color or texture of binding. 
More Navy cotton *yawn*.



Quilt Stats
Measures: 86" x 94"
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Navy 108" wide
Pattern: Whole Cloth
Quilting: Paradox Pantograph by Urban Elementz on HQ Avante. 



Meanwhile, Button has been patiently waiting for me to finish his older brother's quilt so I can start his new quilt. 



I have a feeling it's going to be a bit more exciting!! Stay tuned!







7 comments:

  1. Amazing quilting, event though it must have been boring to work :) Kudos for finishing it - and if its on the bed, it must be just right. My daughter is still waiting for me to baste her quilt top...

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  2. How have I missed reading your blog since we met at Quilt Con? Anyway, I'm caught up now on all the goodness, winding up with this navy sophistication. What a good mom you are! And I'm sure I'm not the only one eager to see Button's quilt!

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  3. Yip, that's boys for you. Love the slime quilt, and the pillows. Do you have a pattern for the basketball pillow?

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  4. The solid navy is just perfect for a teen son! And what a cool quilting pattern to make the whole thing really stunning!

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