Well, maybe one, but all the rest are riots of colour, patterns and random designs. I follow my personal edic for quilt making: buy fabric, cut it up, sew it back together again and that’s the quilt done.
My oldest cousin’s eldest daughter (have you all followed that line of ancestry?) had identical twin girls at the end of summer. Imagine – two of everything!
My mother knitted two little jackets, other people bought two baby gros, two jammies, two cots, two Moses baskets, two cardigans, two of anything….a double buggy, two car seats etc etc etc…..
I contributed to the next, next generation by sewing two quilts – almost the same but different, as will be these two little girls: identical but with individual personalities.
The Hungry Caterpillar collection of fabrics featured widely, boosted by Kaffe Fasset designs and a few odds and ends.
These are not pretty pink and pastel shades but vibrant, rainbow, crazy. Hopefully gender ambiguous and therefore can re-used for other offspring.
The block is really simple: a 5″ square with 2.5″ border on two sides. When assembled, it makes a four patch with edges. One fish, one heart, one, rainbow, one alphabet.
Each quilt has 2 X 3 blocks and are probably more suited to lying on a cot or baby bed rather than a pram or crib. They measure in and around 28″ X 42″, but that’s an approximation. Always suitable to laying on the floor too. The babies are tiny and currently both of them will easily lie side by side on one of these quilts together. I’m hoping that in time they will both claim each quilt as their own.
I did succumb to a little gender identity to suit the current recipients – one quilt has a pale pink backing and the other a pale lilac. Names and dates regulatory.
Zoe and Sophie – welcome to the world…..
I hope you both make it as colourful and as chaotic as your namesake quilts.