Two quilts for welcoming babies.
My friends said they were going old-school and not finding out the baby’s gender. Their neutral color palette of grey and white was a challenge long overdue for me, but to stay interested I had to add one color at the very least. So all the mustardy yellows in my stash that didn’t nod towards girl or boy were thrown in. That turned out to be mostly Cloud9 fabrics and some older Heather Ross.
I called to acquire the guesstimated birthday and was given an exact date, so on the back the Taurus fabric went, plus a little dose of Katie neutral.
It was all quilted, bound and ready.
Well you might be wondering why there are two quilts?
A few days later I got word that the BABIES were here. That’s right, joke’s on us, a boy and a girl. I haven’t gotten the whole story yet, but they must have known.
It just so happens that when I made the first quilt I was experimenting with a method of teaching my modern improvisational strip piecing workshop that produces two unique styles of blocks at once. Not only was I covered in the quilt department when it came to the business of twins, but my quilts were matching. Just like I planned it or something;)
I finished up the last of my bolt of Carolina Chambray building out the blocks. It becomes so soft with use.
Both got the horizontal and vertical grid quilting treatment with a little variation.
The patch of Taurus fabric made it onto the back of each, but I pulled this old Alexander Henry from stash to complete the second.
Generally I would have given them different binding, but the same Kai dot seemed appropriate.
I’m not sure who gets which, I’ll let them figure that out.
I’ve got one workshop up for July teaching this fun and easy method, but these samples will be delivered so I’ve already got some new basted and ready. I’ll miss seeing these around the studio.
Hope all is well in your world. I’m pretty happy to be playing in the garden again and enjoying the slower pace of no school.
I’ll be here next week with another string quilt for Riley Blake’s Quilted Modern Blog Tour. Happy week Peeps;)