So, a couple weeks ago on my stop of Plum & June's New Blogger Blog Hop, I dropped a little bomb on my usual readers. Yup, you read it here first - I'm expecting twins! And yes, I'm planning to make them quilts. One of my non-quilty friends actually asked me if that was too much to take on, given how crappy I'd been feeling. Um... sure, I'll make quilts for every baby born to family and friends, but not my own little critters? Unlikely. ☺
There's something about wanting these quilts to be special, really special that paralyzed my decision making. I've pinned so many ideas, but plus quilts popped up again and again. Himself really liked this one,
as did I. I was all ready to buy the pattern, but it's for a much
larger version. So I got to measuring crib mattresses and devising the
pattern. Yes, I know there is likely a more high tech way to to this,
but there is something satisfying about graph paper and coloured
pencils. I'm calling this pair the Plus Two Quilts!
So I started pulling fabric this week... some goodies from my splurge in Montréal along with some favs from my stash. The Martha Negley leaf print on top is a one I bought at Mardens in ridiculous quantities on my first visit and the bottom print is the remains of that SunPrint Text I bought for Toes in the Sand. A little Domino Dot, a little Pearl Bracelets... I really love this pile!
So that's the plan for Quilt A (for Aaby... as we call one of them at this point). The white areas of the pattern won't be white... one will be a Kona Honey Dew (as chosen by Himself over Spearmint) and the other Kona Aqua. They go really well with the paint chips for my studio (Behr's Refreshing Pool) and the nursery (Behr's Yellow Wax Pepper).
Since it's Wednesday, I'm linking up again with Let's Bee Social and The Needle and Thread Network! Looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to this week!