November 18, 2011

Quilts For Twinsies

A friend of ours asked if I'd make her twin nieces (who'll be born next month) quilts, and of course I said YES! By the way, she's a twin, and it's her twin who's having the twin girls! What the who?! Madness, I say.

She gave me the colours of the nursery, and asked that the two quilts be different. Having grown up with twin sisters, I know the importance of twins having their own identities. I try very hard not to refer to my sisters 'the twins' but it inadvertently slips out once in a while.

So I ended up with one with stars...

And the other is a churn dash.

I wanted them to be different, yet kind of similar. My friend liked the idea of the solids, which I was very gleeful about because I thought it'd make the quilts rather timeless and not too cutesy. The quilting is a very simple crosshatch to keep the quilt super soft and cuddly.


The backing and binding are the same dark brown dot, which I just love love love! So cute! :)


I delivered the quilts yesterday and my friend absolutely loved them. PHEW! The baby shower's on Saturday so I'm looking forward to finding out if her twin sister loved them too :)

20 comments:

Karen H said...

Wow, they are gorgeous! I recently made "twin" quilt tops. I haven't had a chance to quilt them yet. The babies aren't due until early next year. You can see them here...http://smalltownquilter.blogspot.com/2011/11/2-quilt-tops.html

Connie said...

Sooooo pretty! I totally understood your explanation. My aunts are twins and one of them had twins and the other one-her child had twins...hope you followed all that :)

Asiyah said...

I heart solids. You chose great colors and the block designs complement each other perfectly.

Very nice!

beth lehman said...

beautiful!! love them. the solids are awesome!! i have twins (boy/girl), so does my sister (girls) and so i get the twin thing. we try really hard to call them anything but twins!

Mary Anne said...

Lovely quilts - the new Mom will be delighted! Actually, being the mother of twins, she'll probably spend the first 12 months or so sleeping under those quilts too! As the Mom of 21 y.o. identical girls, I appreciate the individuality and thought put into your gift.

creativedawn said...

Beautiful quilts - it is great that you made each similar yet different! Mom is sure to love them.

hugz

badlandsquilts said...

Both quilts are adorable! Very classic!

Francis Paul said...

oh how gorgeous!!! I know my twin daughters would love them too :-)

Shannon said...

Umm, when you call your sisters "the twins" it makes them sound like boobs! I can't stop laughing...I'm a thirteen year old!...

P.S. love the quilts

P.P.S. still laughing about boobs

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Love the tops....but the simplicity of the quilting is what got to me...it's perfect for these quilts!

CitricSugar said...

Those are beautiful - different but still connected, pretty but not girly.

Love them.

Karen said...

They are just so perfect!!!! I love the solid mix and the different patterns was an excellent idea.

Karen said...

They are just so perfect!!!! I love the solid mix and the different patterns was an excellent idea.

Averil said...

I'M AN INDIVIDUAL!!!!!!

*stomps off in a huff*

Hehehe...

MariQuilts said...

Lovely quilts...I love the colours you have chosen.

Lisa said...

They are beautiful quilts. Going to be much loved. Great job there.

Cindy said...

These are gorgeous!! Great job and I'm sure they'll be loved!!:)

Jessica said...

Everything about these is perfect! I especially love the timelessness of the solids, and the cute factor of those dots. Fantastic.

Vicki said...

You are a genius. These are freaking gorgeous, Audrie. LOVE the colors, and the solids.

jodydeschenes said...

the colors are gorgeous - i love the mellow greens and mauves - yep, i love mauve. and a perfect set for "twins"

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