Monday, July 4

The Quilts

Nothing like a challenge to get Mum into action. She made not one, but two quilts for the twins for half christmas. It has been something she has been meaning to do since they were born. While I was pregnant she was working on a redwork quilt but it ended up too girly and hence was gifted to a cousins baby. (I tried to find a picture of it, but after wasting a heap of time, I cant find it)
Anyway, at 4 1/2 the boys got their quilts. In navy, white and red. It was probably better to wait to this age because there was no inclination to do a real baby quilt.
The idea is having an ageless quilt. It is something I would happily have on my bed, but is not at all feminine. It isn't masculine in the traditional way either - in that I mean all brown and musty. It is sharp and clean with strong colours and totally unisex. In a word - Perfect.
The quilt is called "Both Sides of the Pond" and is from "Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I think it is slightly bigger than the pattern with a larger white boarder to give it a touch more width. At this point it hangs right over our single beds (hiding all the stuff underneath) but also sits nicely on the top of our king size bed.
Nan has embroidered a little name patch on each of them underneath - which is backed in red and white ticking style fabric. They both love them now and hopefully will travel with them through their life's journey.

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