Thursday, March 15, 2012

A New Pattern

A few weeks ago I wrote this blog post talking about what inspired a new quilt for my oldest son.  I thought you might like to see the finished quilt!  I also finally finished the pattern, and it’s listed in my etsy shop.
My son’s quilt is the twin size which finishes at about 72” x 96". 

mercers quilt 1

Waaaayyy back in January 2011 I decided I really wanted to find a reason to use some of this fabric:


So I opened up Illustrator and came up with this idea:

Dual Screen Alterate Colors

I didn’t end up making that quilt (can’t remember why)  but last month I was cleaning out some old files and photos and I found that image again.  I realized it would be perfect for my son’s new quilt.  This really is a quick pattern.  I think it took me maybe three days to make this quilt from the first cut to the last binding stitch.  (Translation:  2 hours each day during nap time, and 3 hours each night once the kiddos are in bed) Not bad eh?   

mercers quilt 2

I bound it in a slightly darker gray than what was used in the quilt.  I believe the binding is Kona cotton in Charcoal and the fabric in the quilt is the Kona Medium Gray.  I like how it frames the quilt just enough, but also blends in nicely with both the quilt front and back. 

Here’s a view of the back (and my handsome helper).  Instructions for creating this pieced backing are included in the pattern – for all three sizes. 

dual screen quilt back1

mercers quilt 3

My son is quite happy with his new quilt.  Once we get his room all finished (we’re waiting for curtains and a cool artwork idea he had) I’ll get some photos up for you to see. 

Oh and one really cool coincidence?  When I showed my son the quilt he pointed out that the blocks sort of resemble his DS.  Can you see it?  How ‘bout if I rotate the blocks? 

mercers quilt 1 rotated

It made him love the quilt even more.  I just pretended that I did that on purpose.

The pattern can be found here!
etsy dual screen cover image for etsy


  1. Beautiful quilt! And I love how it looks like a DS, lol!

  2. I am crazy about this quilt. What a lucky son!

  3. Nice job, Andy. I really like it!

  4. This is an awesome quilt!! Love the colors

  5. Great design, Andy! I'm sure your son is thrilled.

  6. Love the design! I did think the pattern looked like mini consoles!! =D

  7. Very cool. So glad he likes it

  8. It really cool and stylist pattern designs on the fabrics.IT look so beautiful with best colourful background.It really extra ordinary crafting.

  9. What a beautiful quilt! This is a great pattern, very original and I love the shades of blues with charcoal. Congrats on a terrific finish!

  10. This is such a great 'guy' quilt! I love that gray makes the bright blues so manly! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love this quilt! The colors are great and it has such a large graphic look to it. LOVE!


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