Twin Pint Size Finish

The twin Pint Size quilts are finished.

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The “boy” version has scraps of green, yellow, red and brown.

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The “girl” version is green, yellow, pink and purple.

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It was an interesting challenge to use the same backing fabric for both and yet make them distinct.

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They will be delivered by Husband to his work in the near future.

If you are worried, “Will I like scrappy, or will it just be chaotic?” consider starting with a backing fabric you love.  Pick colors that stand out to you and then select pieces that match-but-not-too-closely.  If you look at these quilts you will see a wide range of each color, but they do coordinate.  The variety provides interest and texture only possible with scrappy fabrics.  And it really does work!

Do Two Pints Make A Quart?

In crazy American units of measure two cups make a pint, and two pints make a quart…and four quarts make a gallon.  It makes sense to us, but to persons accustomed to metric measurements it can be quite a mystery.  At any rate, and by any measure, I am pleased with these twin Pint Size tops.  Whether they add up to a quart or not, I do hope they add up to pleased parents who have quilts to match those two cute babies.

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The tops have two shared colors–yellow and green–and two different colors–one with red and brown and the other with pink and purple.

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It always surprises me how different colors work together.  All the colors, though, coordinate to the backing fabric.

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My goal is to get the tops basted and quilted this week. One step closer to a finish and delivery.

Off And Running In 2017

My husband’s manager delivered twins just after Christmas.  So, my first project for 2017 is a same-but-different twin quilt set.

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Fabric for twin baby quilts

I am using the Pint Size pattern I recently created and they are coming along nicely.  I hope to have finished tops by the middle of the month.

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If I do two blocks a day, it is possible and that is a pace I believe I can keep.

Sister Babydoll Quilts

We have two granddaughters–sisters and daughters of Second Son and his good wife. They are 4-1/2 and nearly 2.

They NEEDED a matching-because-we’re-sisters Christmas gift.

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Babydoll quilts are perfect.

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These were made from some vintage (somewhere between 1980 and 1990) wall hanging “cheater” panels that came in a hand-me-down bag.  I added simple machine quilting and a binding.

It all goes in the mail on today.

Another New-Old Project

2016 has been a great year for finishing old projects.  In fact, the supply is running low and I am starting to look around for new projects for the new year.  Until then, I have a few old projects left to pull out and make a decision about.

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This is Tile Works, a bunch of blocks based on one from the 100-blocks magazines (way back–#2, I think).

There are 23 blocks created so far.  I don’t hate them, but I have trouble seeing them as a complete quilt.  It will need sashing…what colors to use?  Not scrappy, I think.  And colored cornerstones of some kind.  And an interesting outer border, perhaps echoing at least part of the block pattern.

Thirty blocks, plus sashing and borders, would make a reasonable queen-size quilt.  I think I have seven more blocks in me for this project.  Maybe I can even finish it before the end of the year…

The Quilt, Formerly Known As Ugly

Things have been quiet on the blog lately.  There has been a lot going on at school and at home (nothing bad, just busy)….

and…

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pieced borders take a long time.

Meet “Batik Hollow,”  the quilt formerly known as Ugly.

Not so much now.

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The additional colors helped.  And finishing helps.  After all, finished is nearly as good as perfect.

The pattern is called Blessings from the Hollow from the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. I added blocks for a finished top about 66″ x 80″.  Enough for a twin bed or a throw or something.  But mostly it is done and I am very happy.

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On to other things.