Our My Guy quilt is in the current issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. The quilt is made from yarn-dyed plaids and a chocolate brown solid.
We proposed this quilt to the magazine after a recent trip to local quilt shop. What used to be a quilt shop with a balance of neutrals, homespuns and prints had, in the course of a few months, become Girlsville. I had gone into the shop looking for a simple grey tone-on-tone for a custom quilt we were making. Unbelievably I was unable to find a single yard of a simple grey without some dominant girly print all over it. I love big prints as much as the next girl but I felt sorry for all of the men that must have to sleep under a lot of over-sized, pink cabbage roses. Were the shoe on the other foot, I wouldn’t enjoy having a bedroom decked out in olive camo fabric!
So to all you guys out there, I feel your pain and wave the olive branch of plaids to you all!