From Pokemon to Naruto quilt challenge

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A couple of months ago (well ok maybe 6)!! I asked my youngest son if he would like me to make him a quilt and to my surprise, he said ‘yes’. I say surprise because as a big lanky sixteen year old, I thought he might think it a little lame to have a quilt made for him. So as he ran up the stairs two at a time, I shouted after him – “what do you want on it?” to which he yelled back: “Pokemon”!!

Now I don’t know about you but I haven’t seen an enormous amount of Pokemon fabric in my local patchwork shops, not to mention the fact that I thought sixteen might be a little old to be getting a Pokemon quilt. However, I did get a bit excited about the challenge and started looking on Spoonflower for something suitable. Five minutes later, just when I’m getting my head around the whole Pokemon thing, back down stairs he trots on the way to the fridge (of course) he tells me “actually, I think I’d prefer a Naruto quilt”…..hunhh?

Naruto (just in case you had the same reaction I did) is a Japanese anime series and that picture at the start of this post is the symbol from Naruto. So yes I did succeed in finding some Naruto fabric (on Spoonflower, where else)? and I am now working on the design, so will show you it as it starts to take shape.

I decided I would make it into panels and stick to the basic black/red/grey colour scheme which got the tick of approval from the lad!
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I am seriously hoping that mine will be the first Naruto quilt in the world!!

Anybody else seen any weird quilt ideas? – I think I will be keeping a special look out for them from now on.

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    • True Jill but since discovering Spoonflower, I realise that just about anything you can think of, you can find a fabric for. I’m toying with the idea of making a Mad Men quilt some time down the track with a very 50s/60s feel.

  1. I love the fact that your son wanted you to make him a quilt. Once I asked my son, who is 30 next year, if he would like a quilt but he was not interested. Thankfully I have two daughters as well and they often ask me to make things for them.
    I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  2. My 13 year old is a huge manga fan. I am taking him to japan in a few months Yay!!! Anyway his face lit right up when I showed him the beginning of your quilt. “Ah, awesome, cool !” he said. i have crocheted Nuruto. Please post your finished quilt!

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