I’m falling way behind on so many projects, but a few have been pushed to the forefront as I quickly become less and less able to do anything physical. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that we are in fact having two boys. So far both are healthy and growing very fast. I’m very smitten and trying my hardest to enjoy every second of this (admittedly sometimes that’s hard when you are exhausted and your body is constantly finding new and creative ways to make you miserable).
I know we are going to get a lot of matching stuff for the boys, so I really wanted to make them each something special and unique. Of course I had to go as ambitious as possible and settled on crib quilts.
First up is Twin A’s quilt (they have names, but you will have to wait until the are born to find out what they are). Twin A is the smaller and much more active twin. He’s always looking for attention and loves to thrash around and wake me up. I selected this charm pack from Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe collection and grabbed about a yard and a half of Essex in Black for the background. I’m using the Flying Geese Arrows pattern from Quilty Love as my inspiration, but I’ll be improvising a little with the layout of the final piece.
It’s coming together slowly but surely. I’m doing a lot of strategic pinning and marking some of my seams to make sure they are as accurate as possible. I’m planning to put in some serious machine time today and hopefully get all 40 arrow blocks finished so I can start laying them out and constructing the top. I’m planning to keep the quilting very simple, maybe even stealing Quilty Love’s model and using a simple zig zag stitch in horizontal channels just to add a little texture.
Next up is Twin B’s quilt. He is the gentle giant (in the normal range but still pretty huge for a twin). I picked out the Nocturne Collection by Janet Clare for him and I’m planning to keep it pretty simple. Once I finish this one, I’ll be sharing that plan with you. Off to get some chores done, and then to spend some quality time with my sewing machine. Have a lovely day!
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