Monday, December 3, 2012

The Twins - The Girls

As I work at catching up a years worth of Quilting and Sewing - I am trying to put them all in the order they occurred. If down the road of posts I mix them up - Oh Well.  (smile)

Since I have started quilting I have felt the need to make a baby quilt every time I hear of someone that I'm close to is having a baby.  But after many many failed attempts at having a baby my Nephew and his Wife were having twins.  And since this was my older Sister's first and only Grandchildren, I felt it was only right to let her make the quilts for her grand babies.  She is a wonderful embroiderer, and had started making little animal blocks one of the first times that they were expecting. She actually had about 12 of them made when they discovered they were expecting twins.  So she got back to work and added a few more. 

Then when we were together in March we picked out a pattern that she wanted to do. I helped work out the math of it and then we went and got some fabric.  Then I spent most of one day cutting and sewing to get one quilt top mostly together to show her how to do it (I really hated that - ya right).  Then after leaving she sent me a picture of the other one she finished. Unfortunately she had to quilt them both and bind them but I think she did a wonderful job for her first real quilts and first Grand babies.

Didn't she do a great job. This is a pre-quilted photo.

Of course I made something too - and now have a great gift idea for those hurry up baby gifts that don't necessarily need a quilt.  I made bibs, burp cloths and travel changing pads. Notice the plural, they are twins after all. The changing pads were made with a new material that is water proof and some are using for home made diapers.  (I did not do that).
Here is what I made.

The changing pads have a pocket to put a diaper or two and a package of wipes. 

Well have a blessed day -

PS  The girls arrived about 4 weeks early - we were camping with my Sister and Brother-in-law when the call came in. Needless to say we packed up camp and they headed out to see their new Grand babies. They are now 4 months old doing wonderful.  And we are all so Blessed with our new family members - The Girls - Ava and Brynn. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Lynn. Darling bibs!!! The embroidery quilt is delightful...what a double blessing with "twins"!

    I will visit you again, soon!

    :) Carolyn