That’s right– 2 beautiful nieces were born to our family this week! Sweet Zoe Rose and Selah Autumn. Perfectly pink and healthy and kissable. What a joy! And I think it’s hilarious that with absolutely no history of twins, our family is totally turning into a serious twin extravaganza. It’s blowing my mind. Our twin boys are identical- so not hereditary (fabulously random split egg), and our new nieces, born to my brother and his lovely bride, are fraternal (so 2 eggs). Unlike identicals, fraternal twins can be hereditary, but only through the woman’s side, and my sweet sis-in-law’s family has no history of twins either. Just spontaneous blessings and we are so incredibly grateful.
SO- it’s double baby quilt time! I asked my brother to be a little sneak and snap this peek of their nursery, so I’d have an idea of colors and style. Looking pretty feminine and modern with peach walls, and black, white, and gold accents (and 2 matching little cribs- yes, those were from our boys, and yes, I absolutely sanitized them to heaven and back!).
I think Jeni Baker’s new fabric line, Curiosities, for Art Gallery Fabrics, is going to be just the perfect pop of color, and I love the prints…and I love Jeni- you’ll never meet a sweeter gal. Modern little bunnies (if you know Jeni, it’s Mr. George of course!), dainty hand drawn butterflies, and oodles of fresh, light florals. So excited to get my hands on this line for these quilts.
Those big peach and navy dandelions are my favorite. And as you can see, Miss Adelaide is quite taken with the line as well. Recently, she’s become extra interested in all things happening on my sewing table…sigh…
So here’s my game plan for this quilt. I’m thinking arrows pointing downward, in two different sizes. Background will be white or low volume, with the arrows in all of the pretty prints. Often I end up playing in designs in EQ7, so that I can easily tweak sizes and put in different fabrics, but more often than not, my designs start out as sketches on graph paper. And is it just me, or is it kinda fun to totally geek out on the math? Oddly, I was horrible at math in school, but quilting has truly brought it to life for me. Now the numbers aren’t just floating in space…they’ve been grounded with fabric and miraculously, they actually make sense to me now. Perhaps if they’d taught quilting in school….
So this is full-fledged WIP right now (and it’s WIP Wednesday- yay!). I just finished cutting all of the prints, and am in the midst of cutting the whites. Piecing to begin this afternoon after school, and I’m hoping to have these lovelies stitched up by the weekend so I can gift them along with a hot meal for the surely exhausted new parents. :)
Can’t wait to see how these come together! But first, it’s time to whip up some scrambled eggs and get this school show on the road. Finished quilt pics to come soon! :)