Monday, May 28, 2012


I was recently asked to make quilts for twin girls.  Beyond being told that the twins' room is painted grey, I was given free reign to make two quilts that were complimentary but not exactly the same.  I thought about using two different quilt patterns and the same fabrics and colors, but ultimately decided that a single quilt design with two different color palettes would look more cohesive.

After searching Flickr and Pinterest for inspiration, I decided to make two lattice quilts - one in turquoise and pink and one in turquoise and purple.  Both quilts feature a Kona Coal background and a stripey (*love*) binding in the quilt's accent color. The nearly-identical backs are a solid piece of a Michael Miller grey and white damask with a feature strip of the quilt's accent color.

I was really torn on how to quilt them, but after much deliberation, I decided to take a risk and try something totally new to me.  I used Elizabeth's Orange Peel quilting design.  Firstly, I need to say that Elizabeth is a rockstar to be able to FMQ this pattern - there is no way I could do it that way.  I used my regular foot with my feed dogs up to achieve this design.  That said, I love the effect of this pattern and it was surprisingly easy to accomplish.  I do see myself using this style of quilting a lot in the future.   

After a nice wash and a hot dry, these quilts finished at a soft and crinkly 47" square.  They'll be on their way to two sweet little girls tomorrow and I hope they'll be loved dearly and used often.


Monkeysinmypocket said...

they are so cool. Love the colours. I think there is nothing to worry about in the loving them department!

Brynn said...

I love how simple and pretty these quilts are. The coal does a great job of showing off the colors. Great job!

Jacey said...

I was really impressed with your orange peel quilting! And the colors are wonderful. I bet they'll be loved!

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