a bold, fun echino boy quilt


This probably looks familiar (perhaps a lot like this first one I made a few months ago), but I can’t help posting another one because I’m truly smitten with these Etsuko Furuya Echino patchwork quilts (girl versions here and here). I keep collecting the prints, and I love to combine them with some great solids for a fun, bold quilt.


I’m particularly fond of using the red, mustard and black prints for a great little boy quilt. I don’t make too many boyish quilts since I don’t typically like the fabrics designed for boys, but this one I love, and I think you can count on seeing another similar one in the future!


I rarely use red – either prints or solids – but I did find a couple red solids in my stash and decided to add one to this quilt. And then I liked it so much that I decided to use that same red for the binding.


And strangely enough (for me and my non red-loving self) I really love it!

But as usual, as much as I love the front, I’ve fallen kind of hard for the back. Isn’t that so often the way?!


Now listed in the shop! Sold! Thank you Julie!


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34 Responses to a bold, fun echino boy quilt

  1. 1
    Sara says:

    GORGEOUS! Love the color combination and especially the red binding.

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    Hazel says:

    The little stripe of cars on the back is genius-I really love it! My 6 yr old son has always wanted me to make a quilt for him but I am always afraid he will grow out of it before it is finished. The prints you used for this quilt are fun but still sophisticated enough to last for years.

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    Susan says:

    Non red-loving??? How can that be??? It’s absolutely beautiful!

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    Liz says:

    Love it! That’s not my usual go-to color palate, but it really really works. Perfect boy quilt without beating you over the head with it. And I love that little half-strip of cars on the back, excellent!

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    whatupduck says:

    Your color combinations are always so interesting and I get great inspiration from them all. I LOVE the back. I’m trying to think more out of the box when it comes to quilting and it sure makes a difference. Forget all rules and you get some really cool stuff!!

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    Michele says:

    Love, love, love that color combo! You made me get my Pantone swatch book out! Your quilt is so cute!

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    britt says:

    The colors all work so well together, and I love the back!! Polka dots are so fun.

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    Heather says:

    OOOhhh man Ashley… you almost got me on this one!! i went to buy, but then saw the size :( i was soooo hoping it was a tad larger for my older boys… it’s REALLY great!! :)

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    Whitney says:

    Love this combination – even though it’s not your standard, you totally made it work.

    (Nice pics, too!)

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    Wendy says:

    Love it! This would be a great couch throw too.
    I just ordered some of those cars!

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    Julie says:

    I love the color combination and the jaunty line of cars on the back :) So clever!

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    Mary says:

    What an awesome boy quilt! I just love simple patchwork, and I always love your straight line quilting too!

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    wendy says:

    I love the back more than the front! The cars really stand out, don’t they?

  14. 14

    I have loved both of the enchino quilts you have made in the past….but this takes the cake for me! I love the vibrant color contrast that is created with the red, orange/yellow and black bouncing off of each other. The cars on the back are great too!

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    Audrie says:

    Love the colours together, and the back is stunning too!

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    Wendy says:

    This is awesome! Great for a little boy, and I like that it is not just blue blue blue.

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    stella says:

    love it ! great stuff fabrics….

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    Kristin says:

    This is so great…I think I might have to track down some of those fabrics to make my little boy one!

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    Kama says:

    Could you tell me where you got the Mustang fabric? My husband has one and it would rock to have that print in a quilt I will make for him in the future…

  22. 22
    Heather says:

    This is fabulous! I love your quilt :) I need to try quilting like you did, it looks great. The back is awesome too. Thanks for the inspiration 😀

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    Kate says:

    Fabulous quilt. Love the back. Where do you find all these great photography spots?

  24. 24
    Karen says:

    Fantastic quilt!!! I LOVE it!! I only wish I had a little boy to buy it for!

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    Margarida says:

    I wish I hada one of these :-))) It’s gorgeous!

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    Terri says:

    I think sewing projects for boys can be tough, but you did a great job with this one. Perfect colors, and some of those fabrics look like they have the perfect boy motifs.

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    Randi says:

    I just love your quilts. You always make the back just as interesting as the front. I’ve been afraid to try a pattern of any kind on the back in case it ends up “squint”! Any tips?

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    Debbie says:

    I agree – the front is great, but the back, with that simple line of cars is awesome!

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    Sally says:

    I just love this quilt. It is so amazing and cute and perfect. I would not of guessed something like this could of been done with her fabric.

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    Patsy says:

    Love it, love the fabric, love the colour combinations. Fantastic.

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