I'm finally getting around to showing you these quilts I made for our friends' sweet little baby girls. I think I finished them in early January!
The first quilt I made was inspired by this quilt by Jessica at Twin Fibers. I love simple patchwork and the Trip Around the World setting is a fun spin on that. I had a bit of a hard time choosing prints for this quilt. I knew that I wanted to use the aqua FMF print along with some coral and grey, but I went back and forth several times on the center two prints.
I originally had a grey print in the center and a lighter coral for the first ring, but thought it needed something a little more bold, so I chose the dark FMF print and the coordinating yellow/pink one, and it looked so much better! I was a little worried about the brown print sticking out too much with the others, but I think it works.
I had originally started this quilt for another couple that was having a baby girl, but I was still loving this color palette so I decided to make another and give them to our friends that were having twins. I obviously don't have twins nor am I a twin, but for some reason I have strong feelings that twins should not have everything match. Coordination is good, matchy-matchy not so much.
|Let's just ignore those wrinkles, okay?|
I added a few more prints in this quilt, then had a hard time choosing a binding, but once again, DS dots to the rescue! On a side note, do you start a quilt knowing what fabrics you will use, or do you figure it out as you go? I am definitely the latter which makes it a little more
I backed both of these quilts with the AMH's Folksy Flannels. I just love how snuggly and soft it is for little babies!
And with that, I can check another project off the old FAL. I really should have listed this as two, shouldn't I?
**Linking up with the lovely ladies at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday**