This is a set of quilts for twins born last December. I bought the one on the right made by Pam Miller using Zig Zag quilt pattern by Sweetwater. I made the one on the left using Crumbs by Me and My Sister Designs.The fabrics are A Stitch in Color by Moda.
May-Jun: Learned a medical professional had twins last December. Been thinking about a pair of quilts for the babies ever since. Didn't ask if they were boys. girls or one of each so I want something that works for both and that they won't outgrow.
Aug 16: Fell in love with the perfect quilt for this purpose in the local quilt shop. It was immaculately pieced by Pam Miller who works there. For sale? How much? Oh yes! The shop was closing early & I had already spotted another pattern I could make. The staff helped collect fat quarters and coordinating solids from the same fabric collection used in Pam's quilt. I think that is the fastest I ever planned & purchased fabric for a whole quilt plan. HA! TIme to get to work. These fabrics quite simply make me feel happy. And these quilts will never be outgrown.
Aug 17-19: So many possibilities. I have changed these around over and over for three days now. Should I perhaps change my logo from The Smilin' Quilter to The eQuilter? Can you tell I have taken a break from any sewing? Down to two choices so I will wait until the center is done to see how it looks then.
Aug 20: Got the main section of the quilt cut out.
Aug 23: Selected Fast Splash for the pattern & did overlays for both quilts for comparisons.
Aug 26: Back to piecing after doing a couple of partner quilts. Sewing the strips today that will make the blocks.
Aug 27: Made the 9 patch blocks. Ready to assemble the rows which are done diagonally from top right to lower left.
Aug 28: The main section of the top is together.
Aug 29: Added corners. Time to decide on borders. Added a 2" blue border to seal the outer triangles. Will finish with blue binding.
Aug 30: Quilting. Quilted. Trimmed the border down to 1" and attached binding.
Aug 31: Re-did the binding on Pam's quilt.
Sep 01: Binding complete on crumbs quilt.
Sep 03: Quilts were hand delivered to a gracious dad. Got to see photos of the 9 month old boys, equally adorable but not identical.