The Twinkie Quilts, finally.
Aren't these wonderful prints?
But it took some very wanted and very hard fought for twins to finally get me motivated.
I boldly dove into Colby's fabrics first
without really thinking things through.
April 5 brought Clara and Colby into our extended family. The quilts weren't quite ready and really neither was Clara. She spent her first weekend in NICU but finally got sprung in time to go home with her brother. The twins are tiny and darling and doing well and yesterday I took the finished quilts to them.
Colby, left, and Clara.
It must have been a hard night.
I started on Clara's with a bit more of a plan.
Lots of ironing goes along with all the sewing.
In fact, I would like to put out this disclaimer right now: there are a million fiber artists who can and do out-sew, out-quilt and out-design me. My goal has never been to the quilter's guru or win the International Quilt Festival Blue Ribbon. Mostly I just want to make fun little quilts that embody my joy at the arrival of new little people.
The finished projects.
Side by side.
They both have the same trim and both have a green bird in the right hand corner.
Because, duh, they're twin quilts.
Colby, Great Auntie Me, Clara
It was so much fun to hold two babies at once but I cannot imagine how
overwhelming it must be to be their mama and daddy.
Clara was so impressed she fell asleep.
I think that is an appropriate response to receiving a quilt.
So No. 8 is complete but not over.
Clara and Colby's Aunt Allison is expecting a baby in November.
I foresee more quilts and more great nieces and/or nephews in my future.
Eek! They were starting to wiggle.