Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quilts for Twins - Part 2 (with instructions)

I spent some time this weekend finishing up the second quilt for my new twin nieces (see the first one here).  If you didn't guess from the first quilt, the second quilt is the second half of the rainbow.  These quilts were super fun and quick to make, so I thought I'd share quick (very rough) instructions in case you want to make your own.
Quilts for Twins
Cut (42) 6.75" squares for each quilt.  I used different shades of three different colors, but yours doesn't have to be rainbow-y.  It could be scrappy or a single color or whatever you want.
Quilts for Twins
Pair the squares together to make half square triangles.  Trim the HSTs down to 6.25" and sew together the quilt top so that it is 6 blocks x 7 blocks.  
Quilts for Twins
When I was finished with the quilt tops I was a little stumped about what to use for backing.  I wanted to use the same print in different color ways and I was convinced that I wouldn't find anything out there that matched both of my quilt tops.  But I checked my stash and was delighted to find out that my fabric hoarding had paid off: I had enough of this Alison Glass print in orange and in blue to back the quilts. Yay for having too much fabric!
Quilts for Twins
If you want a quick way to quilt a project, I highly recommend the "organic grid."  It is one of my favorites. You don't have to mark any lines, just start sewing without making an effort to keep the lines perfectly straight.  I have tried making my lines intentionally crooked, but it looks a little funny and I am pretty good at making my lines a little crooked without trying.  This method gives the quilt a great feel and it is so fast.  
Quilts for Twins
My nieces are still in the hospital, but are just on oxygen while they get fattened up a little bit.  
Quilts for Twins
So I just need to get these in the mail so they are waiting for those sweet baby girls when they come home.

Finished size: 35" x 40"
Backing: Alison Glass Sunprint
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select

13 comments :

  1. Glad to hear the twins are doing okay. I hope your sister is doing well also. The quilts look great! I love those Alison Glass prints for the backing.

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  2. Ha! I'm pretty hood at making crooked lines without trying, too! Whaddya know! I love that your rainbows are a little mushy, without those hard lines between each color! Wish I had some twin nieces ;)

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  3. Love both the colour choices - very nice :)

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  4. ♥ ♥ ♥ They're fantastic and will be loved for a long time!

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  5. Both quilts are stunning! I love the idea of matching backings!

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  6. can picture 2 very happy faces when they see these quilts, liking the idea of the random crooked lines I should be a genius at that and will certainly have a go

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  7. Love your quilts, its beautyful and great Work :-)
    Have a lovely day!
    Maria from DK

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  8. Thank you so much for the quickie instructions for these quilts. Love both of the color ways. I am wondering if Frivols could be used to make the squares~wouldn't take much trimming.

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  9. OMG!! So cute!! love the colors, and the shoes :-) lucky twins.

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  10. LOVE these! Can I share the photo with both quilts on my fb page?

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  11. Your sister will get so many compliments when she has these together with the babies, they are so cute with such wonderful colors!

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