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Curious Nature Target Quilt

By: David Butler from Parson Gray for FreeSpirit Fabrics
This image courtesy of freespiritfabric.com

Make a manly quilt with fabrics from Parson Gray. In rich shades of charcoal grey, moss green, and slate blue, this Curious Nature Target Quilt is just the quilt for the man in your life. Its subdued, graphic pattern is right on target!

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size62 inches wide x 62 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced


Note: This pattern was designed using fabrics from Parson Gray for FreeSpirit Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list.


  • 1 yd. Fabric A (#PG002-Royalty)
  • 1 yd. Fabric B (#PG003-Tail Coat)
  • 1-1/2 yd. Fabric C (#PG007-Night), cut into (7) 2-1/2" x WOF strips
  • 1 yd. Fabric D (#PG005-Stones)
  • 5/8 yd. Fabric E (#PG009-Tin)
  • 5/8 yd. Fabric F (#PG001-Dark Water)
  • 5/8 yd. Fabric G (#PG006-Steel)
  • 5/8 yd. Fabric H (#PG004-Arctic)
  • 3/8 yd. Fabric I (#PG002-Silver)
  • 3/8 yd. Fabric J (#PG006-Oyster)
  • 3/8 yd. Fabric K (#PG001-Bone)
  • 3/8 yd. Fabric L (#PG009-Bone)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Fabric M (#PG001-Pines)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Fabric N (#PG003-Forest)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Fabric O (#PG002-Pines)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Fabric P (#PG009-Brush)
  • 4 yds. Backing Fabric, cut into (2) 70" x WOF
  • 70" x 70" quilt batting



  • Templates are reduced - be sure to enlarge as described on page of templates.
  • Templates are to be laid on fabric with the arrow along the straight or cross grain of fabric (refer to quilt graphic for direction of each piece).
    Curious Nature Target Quilt
  • Templates are numbered. Placement of the templates within a block are shown in this graphic. Pieces with an "r" in front of the number are cut with the template face down on the fabric (so it is the reverse of the template).

Cutting and Piecing:

  1. Cut the fabrics with templates as listed:
    From Fabrics A and C - cut (2) r1
    From Fabrics B and D - cut (2) 1
    From Fabrics E and G - cut (2) r2
    From Fabrics F and H - cut (2) 2
    From Fabrics I and K - cut (2) r3
    From Fabrics J and L - cut (2) 3
    From Fabrics M and O - cut (2) r4
    From Fabrics N and P - cut (2) 42.
  2. Piecing curves requires a little care. Be sure not to stretch the bias cut edges except when easing seams together. When pinning and sewing curves, work from the side of the inner curve so it is easier to ease in seams. Mark the center point of each curve with a pin or mark. Place two curves to be sewn together, right sides together matching their center points and pin.

    Curious Nature Target Quilt

    Curious Nature Target Quilt
  3. Fold the inner curve corners down and pin to the outer curve corners. Stitch curved seam, easing the fabrics together. Press open.

    Curious Nature Target Quilt
  4. Referring to the placement chart below, sew the pieces into two of each triangle, then join the triangles into the blocks.

    Curious Nature Target Quilt
  5. Piece blocks into quilt top as shown:

    Curious Nature Target Quilt


  1. Piece backing along selvage edges.
  2. Layer backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt or tie as desired. Trim batting and backing even with quilt top.
  3. Make binding from (7) Fabric C 2-1/2" x WOF strips. Apply to raw edges of quilt.


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What are the sizes of the templates for Curious Nature Target Quilt?

Where do I find how to enlarge the templates? What size should they be?

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I have not been able to find the actual templates. Or do I just need to enlarge the piecing diagrams?

I do not see accurate seam allowances included in this pattern

@maryktracy: You should use a 1/4" seam allowance for this pattern, as with most quilting patterns. Hope this helps! -- Editor of FaveQuilts


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