I am the proud aunt to two precious little boys! TWINS!! I was excited when I found out that I was going to get to make TWO quilts instead of just one. My sister in law wanted the quilts to be similar but not the same. The perfect fabric for these two ‘not the same’ quilts was Pooches and Pickups by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman fabrics.
I was inspired by this tutorial by Film In The Fridge. A strip quilt is super easy to do and only took me an evening to cut and sew the tops together. I used extra fabric to piece the backs as well.
These were actually the first quilts that I quilted using my home sewing machine. I just quilted straight lines 1/4″ on each side of my seams. It went really well and I was pleased with how they turned out.
It was also the first time that I pieced my batting in a quilt. I followed this tutorial and it turned out beautifully. It’s a great and easy way to use up all the batting scraps laying around.
The boys actually came a little early so they are already being put to good use at the hospital. These boys are going to have so many quilts it will border on being ridiculous! I have a little something in mind for when they finally get names! (mom and dad are still deciding) Stay tuned for more baby quilts!