Pure and Simple Designs for the Next Generation

Eric and I have 3 adult sons (Andrew – 37, Josh – 28 and Michael – 23) who love quilts but NOT their mom’s quilts of florals, stripes, stars and pinwheels. They want quilts that look and act more like them – more graphic, less designed, simple and clean.

Design Style
Just as each son is unique, their taste in color, style and design is unique as well.

Andrew’s design style is very minimalistic with a lean toward a neutral palette but does not mind an occasional pop of color every now and then. Andrew prefers his quilts show more “texture” (quilting) than piecing.

Josh lives a life full of color and his design style mimics that as well. There isn’t a color, a shade or a tone he’s afraid of; the more the better! True to his love of color, he prefers a quilt that’s full of design but long enough to tuck under his feet and chin when he lays down.

Michael doesn’t get caught up in the color (although his “go to” color is always blue) or design aspect of a quilt but more its functionality. He needs his quilts big enough for his 6’3” body and new wife to cuddle under and keep warm!

Gem Stones, my first fabric line for PSD2, was designed with all three sons’ design style and preferences in mind:

Andrew – Neutral Palette
Josh – Multi Palette
Michael – Tonal Palette

Three boys. Three color palettes. Three very distinctly different looks within EACH quilt design. So PSD2!!!

I hope I’ve shed a bit of light on the “why” of PSD2. My hope is you see or have similar stories that ring true for your family whether they’re your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren that inspire you to make one of these quilts for them. Who knows, it just might make you the “cool” mom, grandma or aunt!

Or if you’re in my sons’ generation and you’re a quilter yourself, I hope the quilts inspire you to want one or two or all four patterns for your quilting enjoyment!

Gerri Robinson