Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seeing Double

In February, when I gave our granddaughter The Flower Girl quilt for her birthday, my daughter-in-law asked if I would make a matching one. Now that our granddaughters share a room it will be fun for them to have matching quilts on their beds.
I quickly got online and ordered all the fabric needed to make another.


Usually I don't like making the same thing twice, especially out of the same fabrics, but this pattern is so easy to chain piece.
It went together really fast once I got everything cut out.


I had long arm Susie quilt it the same as the other one.
It's an all-over pattern called 
Country Flowers.


The only thing I did differently was when I bound this quilt I followed this great tutorial I saw on BariJ's blog.




I have to say it is a lot more work but makes the hand sewing so much easier. 
No pins or binding clips are needed.
Who knew the Elmer's glue we used as kids could be used to help with binding?


This will be delivered next week when we visit our son and his family.



Here they are side by side, sort of...
I purposely did not look at the fabric combinations when piecing the second quilt, just to make them a bit different, but of course, still matching.




Quilt Stats:
Name: Flower Girl Quilt
Fabric: Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
Backing: Marmalade
Binding: Red/White strip from Marmalade
Batting: Warm and Natural
Quilted by:Susie Peterson with a pale pink Superior thread
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt.
Measures: 71.5" x 89"

This is my 8th quilt finish for the year and part of my second quarter Finish-A-Long

she can quilt

16 comments:

Annabella said...

You're the best granny Di - well apart from my mum that is ;) The quilts look stunning together and are sure to be loved by your grand daughters and hopefully midnight feasts and ghost stories will be part of the deal too.

heart of charnwood said...

Gorgeous, how excited will the girls be to have matching ones! :o)

Canadian Abroad said...

The same but not quite the same is perfect. You have created two heirlooms.

Nilya said...

Love your quilts, they look both so lovely!

Patchwork and Play said...

As they say in parts of Asia...."same, same but different'!! The perfect pigeon pair! Beautiful!

Quilter in the Gap said...

8 QUILTS!!!!! Wow!! You are rocking it out this year. Another gorgeous quilt too. Great job!!

Meg WW said...

Those are some lucky little girls!

Leanne said...

Beautiful, as was the first one! I will come back and watch your video, I don't pin or clip or glue, I just position the binding as I stitch.

Cindy said...

Love the quilts. I'm sure your grand daughters will love them as well as you DIL. 8 quilts in 5 months is amazing.

Beth said...

The quilt looks beautiful. Nice job on all of your finishes!

Katy Cameron said...

Great pair of quilts. You're so good hand stitching those bindings, it's machining all the way here!

Flying Blind... said...

Lucky lucky girls xxx

Lisa said...

What beautiful quilts to cherish!

Sarah said...

Your granddaughters and daughter in law are so lucky to have you. I love that they are the same but different, not totally matching.

Selfsewn said...

Well they are both beautiful...Im yat to finish any quilts this year!

Vesuviusmama said...

It isn't nearly as fun to make the same quilt over again, but with that great pattern and those pretty fabrics, I imagine it wasn't that bad. They are both lovely!