Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quilts for twins... and other babies

I've been meaning to blog for awhile now, but most of the time the masterpiece is napping i've been up in the studio working and moving things around (it looks very good now... just a bit more tidying to go and i might even take some photos).

It seems like it's a baby year with our friends and family expecting 7 new bubs (4 in 4 weeks!)... which can only mean one thing, 7 baby quilts... this doesn't include Toby's baby quilt that is still waiting to be basted (but as we received 3 quilts as presents i'm sure he won't notice the absence).

So first off.... the farm animal quilt that i made for my friend Marnie, the nursery theme is farms/farmyard/farmyard animals, so i think i've got it covered (i actually completed this before Toby was born).

it was a pattern by Mummy and me... can't seem to find a link, i know i bought it from a craft show at the Perth showgrounds several years ago.

Now the next quilts: Stu's cousin had twins a couple of days ago.... i was so excited when i found out that they were expecting, and twins! it was a huge surprise, I started the quilts prior to finding out the sex so not knowing if they were going to be girl/girl, boy/girl or boy/boy i decided to make "brown bear" and "hungry caterpiller" quilts, i wanted them to be similar styles, but not to matchy, if you know what i mean?

I'm particularly happy with the hungry caterpiller one... I designed it myself using the panel and the book as a guide.

Last but not least, not a quilt but more of a picnic blanket, it's for a family who are really into music, so i hope they like it.

You can't see it too well, but there is a "chester" dog softie stiing on the blanket too, and the fabric around the outside of the blanket is music notes.

There are a couple more quilts in the works that should be finished shortly.

stay tuned.