This is the second quilt I started and the first one I finsihed. I saw a similar pattern in the book “Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! – the Complete Guide to Quiltmaking”. I made this for my son who is all into the Army stuff.
It is a twin size quilt with black border and black backing. I used the camo print as my focus fabic. My intent was to do all the larger blocks in camo, but I did not purchase enough in the beginning. When I returned to the store, hunting season was over and camo was on where to be found. I put the quilt on hold until the summer; thinking that they would get more in right before the next hunting season. This was my first experience with “new fabrics each season”! I never saw this exact camo again. I had to improvise and added in the black, brown and green blocks.
I still had not heard of a walking foot at this point. I used straight stitching with my regular presser foot. I did stitch-in-the-ditch and eco quilting around the edge.
A few months later, we decorated my son’s room based on the quilt. My mother and I painted the camo pattern on two of his walls and painted the other two solid green. Black trim finished it off. I brought the quilt into Lowe’s and they matched the paint to it perfectly. His toys are in ammo cans and exposive boxes; he uses a foot locker for larger items and a night stand; his furniture is black and camo net is hung from the wall and curtain rod.
Other than a few seams that came apart due to seams that were too small, the quilt has held together great. I hope it is something he has with him for many years to come.