Monday, November 21, 2016

Fraternal Twins

...the quilt version.
What quilts would you make for your friend if they were having twins? What quilts would you make for your friend if those twins arrived nearly two months early? My sweet friend and fellow Stash Sewciety Bee mate, Carlie, told me months ago she was having twins...a boy and a girl. I thought I had so much time but then sweet Tucker and sweet Lucy arrived in mid-October. I wanted to finish a few  other commitments before deciding what to make for the twins.

I stumbled across a photo on Pinterest. It was an easy strip quilt made for twins. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the photo it was a dead end, but I knew they would be easy to recreate. They were super easy and I was able to make both quilts in two days. A few more evenings of hand stitching the bindings down and I had the gifts finished in a flash.

I used the stitch and flip method to make both quilts. I made the pink one first and realized too late that I should have started on one end, not in the middle; that is why the blue quilt is one strip longer than the pink one. Don't tell Lucy, hopefully she'll never know that her quilt is a little short. To secure the batting vertically, I quilted straight lines every 4.5", from top to bottom.

Once again I used my favorite black and white stripe for the binding. This one is by Lecien. I don't think it is available any more but Timeless Treasures still carries a great mini black and white stripe.
These quilts don't look crinkled but instead look wrinkled. I think that's because they are not quilted with super dense rows of stitching.

As of this writing the babies are still in the NICU but will be coming home soon. Hopefully the quilts will arrive in time to welcome them home.

Quilt Stats: 
Quilt Name: Lucy and Tucker
Fabric Used: Kona Cotton Solids in Peacock, Melon and Iron
                     Michael Miller Cotton Couture Bright White
Batting: Warm and White
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt.
Quilted by ME with Connecting Threads Essential 40 wt. Thread
Binding: Lecien mini black and white stripe
Finished size: Lucy 41.5" x 43"   Tucker 40.5" x 47"


Susan Snooks said...

Lovely quilts Di! The twins will love them!

OPQuilt said...

Great gifts for those tiny twins. I love that you softly quilted the quilts--they are more huggable and more drapeable that way. It is so nice if you to do this for Carlie; I'm sure she will appreciate it!

Debbie said...

Just perfect! And nice you could get them done quickly and in the mail!