His and Hers Quilt

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I’ve had this idea for a while now about taking fabric from Amy Butler’s fabric lines and pairing it with fabric from Parson Gray’s lines.  Why?  Because they are married and I thought it would be interesting to see how this couple’s very different lines played together.

I started with a trip to my local fabric shop, Let’s Sew, and picked up a half yard each of four prints from Amy Butler’s Alchemy Line, three prints from Parson Gray’s Curious Nature fabric line, and one from his Seven Seas line.  From there, I picked up 1/4 yard each of four kona solids in coordinating colors, two blue and two in berry shades.


I loved the blues together, and I loved the berry shades together, but I really didn’t know how the fabrics would really end up working together. The Parson Gray fabrics have a geometric style with limited colors, while the Amy Butler prints are more fluid in their design, and incorporate a wider range of colors.

For the quilt pattern, I wanted to stick with something fairly simple that would keep the focus on the fabrics and not the design. So I decided to pull out the cutting sheets for Cluck Cluck Sew’s Squares and Strips bed quilt.  You may remember that I made the quilt before in blacks and golds as a Christmas gift for my sister.

Finished (not) Purdue Quilt Top

The quilt has 4 different blocks, a solid block (I had 40 of these), a square in a square block (I ended up with 18), a strip block (I had 20), and a postage stamp block.  Once all the blocks were made, it was as simple as laying them out and sewing up rows.  I ended up with a slightly smaller quilt than the first version. My version of the quilt, which will be a great throw for the couch comes in at 8 blocks wide and 10 blocks tall, making the finished top 64×80″.

His and Hers Quilt Top

His and Hers Quilt Top

His and Hers Quilt Top Closeup

To compensate for the pinks on the front, and keep the quilt from becoming girly, I decided I really wanted something blue for the backing. I was really happy when I came across an amazing Timeless Treasures batik in 106″ backing width.  The print is Xtonga in the Beluga colorway, which somehow is exactly the shades of solid blue that I used on the front of the quilt.


I sent the last version of this quilt top out to be quilted on a long-arm, but I’ve already got a big stack of quilts that need long-arming.  Plus, it’s difficult to come up with a good color to quilt a top with such contrasting colors.  My solution?  Some very utilitarian stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.

final seam on His and Hers Quilt

I ended up quilting this across the rows, which should hold the quilt together well, and took very little time to do.  The binding was made with some of my left over fabric from the backing.

His and Hers Quilt

His and Hers Quilt

His and Hers Quilt

His and Hers Quilt

Overall, I’m really happy with how this quilt turned out.  What do you think?

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  1. WaggonsWest on January 27, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I really like this quilt and I like thought that went into it. It is interesting premise.

    • Andrea on January 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Thanks so much! It was really fun to see it come together. Plus it gave me an excuse to buy some of their fabrics.

  2. O! Jolly! on January 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I love your idea to combine these two lines of fabric, andI love how this quilt turned out!

    • Andrea on January 27, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Thanks so much Olga! I’m just glad that the quilt turned out as well as it did. I wasn’t exactly sure how the fabrics would look all mixed together.

  3. Lorna McMahon on January 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    What an ingenious idea! You sure pulled this off. Your finished quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Good for you quilting it yourself, Andrea. You did a fabulous job!

    • Andrea on January 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Thanks so much Lorna! I would have loved to have done something fancier with it, but I’m not there yet. Maybe one day.

  4. Christa Quilts on January 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Ooh! Great fabric grouping!

    • Andrea on January 31, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks! It was fun to put together.

  5. Marie Lismore on January 31, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Lovely quilt thank you for sharing !

    • Andrea on January 31, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  6. kris on February 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Great idea to try those two together. I think the solids had a lot to do with fitting them together and you picked a good design. Great job.

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