Finish It Up Friday ~ Parson Gray

This quilt has been finished and gifted and now I can share it. Ever have a quilt where all the pieces just fall into place? That happened with this one. I had a totally different plan for this Parson Gray layer cake, but while perusing blogs one day, I saw something that caught my eye. My finished quilt bears no resemblance to the quilt I saw on the Fat Quarter shop blog, but I love it! Sometimes, it just takes a spark and some play for a good idea to come about.

These first pictures were taken before washing.


The background fabric is Aged Muslin by Marcus and I purchased it at the yard sale of a fellow guild member. Can you believe she sold a 4  1/2 yard piece of this? I also bought the lovely flannel for the back from her.


I used a pantograph called African Samba from Urban Elementz for the quilting. Here are after washing shots. I love how this crinkled up! It is so soft and snuggly!img_8716

The binding is also Aged Muslin from Marcus. I purchased that bit when I was in Phoenix last month. This next picture is more representative of the true color of the backing fabric. It is SO soft.

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I made this quilt for a friend who is experiencing some health issues. He loved it! I hope it brings much comfort in the days to come.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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20 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Parson Gray

  1. Jean Bellefeuille says:

    Wonderful colors! This looks like such a comforting quilt. Lovely!

  2. Jenny Benton says:

    That is so nice – a simple pattern looking extra good!! A great scrap buster, I’d say.

  3. This is a gorgeous quilt and I am sure will bring lots of comfort to your friend.

  4. It really does look snuggle worthy with that flannel on the back!

  5. Kathi Riemer says:

    What a cozy gift. I love the autumn feel of this quilt!

  6. Patricia says:

    Love your quilt! I really like how the colors played well together and your quilting is so beautiful! I guarantee that your friend will be blessed by this quilt. My quilting bee made me a quilt when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost a year has passed since my last treatment and it still remains on the foot of my bed. It’s my nap time blanket. Blessings to you!

  7. Wow, I love this! Wonderful colors and that pantograph really finishes it off perfectly. Well done!

  8. anudge says:

    Gorgeous quilt!

  9. Celia says:

    I love everything about this quilt! It is just perfect and I hope your friend will find much comfort as he uses the quilt.

  10. Zenia Rene says:

    Bravo. Everything about this finish is perfection. Especially that African Samba panto!

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I’m sure it is warm and comforting to your friend. Like the “hangers” as a way of photographing outside!

  12. Melanie says:

    Simply and beautiful. Hope your friend finds it as comforting as it looks! m

  13. piecefulwendy says:

    Oh, I hope he has many, many years of enjoyment from this amazing quilt! The colors and patterns of the fabric are just wonderful. I could sit and look at it for hours! Nicely done!

  14. Sandra B says:

    Beautiful quilt, Katy! The background color is just perfect with all those beautiful prints…and I love the backing and the quilting pattern you used. Looks like a cozy, snuggly quilt, for sure!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Sandi says:

    Beautiful quilt and fabrics! I love that it has a flannel backing, nice and cuddly. Hugs,

  16. Alycia says:

    Oh that is fantastic!!! Those pieces are beautiful!!

  17. Terri Bertalan says:

    Love the design and pantograph you chose. I’m sure your friend will feel the love and comfort from this quilt. Beautiful!!!

  18. Kathy D says:

    The panto you chose is perfect for this quilt. This is one that just makes you happy you’re a quilter. Well done!

  19. This quilt looks so snugly, and is the perfect color for a guys quilt!

  20. Ramona says:

    This quilt has such a nice fall feel to it. It sure looks soft and cuddly! Beautiful.

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