Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Quilt For Two

May was my month to be a quilter for the FAITH circle of do. Good Stitches. I chose to create quilt for a sweet family in our church that just seems to give, give, and give. They recently had a set of beautiful twin boys, and are moving near family now that the husband has finished school. Since most everything they own needs to be for two (how cute are double strollers?), I thought it'd be cute to have A Quilt For Two. :)

A Quilt For Two
A Quilt For Two
I asked each of my bee members to prepare me four string blocks, two in an aqua-yellow-grey-white colorway, and two in an aqua-orange-gray-white colorway.

A Quilt For Two
Each baby gets their own side. :)
I also asked them to please include scraps of non-traditional quilting fabrics that have an interesting texture for the babies to explore. I love the way this came out - I received blocks with scraps of fleece, minky, satin, linen, corduroy, and even tiny pom-poms!

A Quilt For Two
See the fleece?
All in all I used 32 of the string blocks on the front, and framed it all in Kona Ash.

A Quilt For Two

This left me two extra string blocks, and one special giant block from Rachel at Stitched in Color. I put these together with a little herringbone, Kona Coal, and Kona Ash into a back I love just as much as the front!

A Quilt For Two

I decided on straight line quilting with 1.5" between each line. I wanted an all over pattern so it would work with the front and back designs, and 1.5" gave it a nice texture without getting too stiff.

A Quilt For Two

I finished it off with binding in Kona Coal. I really love the Ash and Coal pairing.

A Quilt For Two
Gratuitous rolled quilt shot. ;)
Of course, I *have* to thank the wonderful ladies in the FAITH circle of do. Good Stitches. You all did a wonderful job! Thank you ladies!

The quilt was given to its new owners last Sunday, which will be their last out here. We'll miss you guys!

<3 Kelsey

I'm linking to Quilt Story and TOO Cute Tuesday.

35 comments:

  1. This is so sweet!

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  2. I love how you put it together. It's perfect for twins!!
    Des

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  3. total cuteness!!!!!

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  4. No way!! That's really cool. I love that you put both colors on one quilt for the babies. And the back is AWESOME!! :)

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  5. What a unique and clever idea! I love this. Such a great job!

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  6. beautiful quilts!

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  7. I love it! It came together so nicely; similar yet not the same. Like twins.

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  8. Rachel at Stitched in Color HaJuly 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    It's wonderful, Kelsey! I love how it turned out, especially the separate sections on the front!

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  9. So nice! Love the front AND back!

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  10. I watched Kelsey present the quilt and they were shocked. Way to go girls! Beautiful job.

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  11. I saw your quilt on Modern Day Quilts. It's so beautiful! I'm inspired to make a string quilt out of my scraps!

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  12. This is very beautiful, Kelsey!

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  13. This is beautiful. And you are right I don't know which if I love the front or the back more.

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  14. Love your reversible quilt! That is one of my favorite things to do! I love both sides.

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  15. What a beautiful quilt. Love the colours!

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  16. Thanks so much! ^_^

    <3 Kelsey

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  17. Thanks! I just hope they don't outgrow their "sides" to fast. :)

    Kelsey

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  18. Thanks Melissa, I'm glad you like it. :)

    I'm rather fond of the back myself! ;)

    Kelsey

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  19. Thanks so much! I just knew I had to do it once the idea struck. :)

    Kelsey

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  20. Especially like the fraternal twins it was destined for. :) (At least, I
    assume they are fraternal by how different they look!)

    Kelsey

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  21. Thanks Rachel! That back would never have been so awesome if it weren't for
    your piece. Your block was the whole starting point and I just built around
    it! Lots of people like the back more than the front teehee.

    Kelsey

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  22. Thanks Arita. I think the more I look at them, the more I like the back the
    best! lol

    Kelsey

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  23. Thanks! It didn't really start out with that intention, but just kind of
    evolved into awesomeness. :D

    Kelsey

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  24. Thanks so much! I really am in love with string quilts - I think it really
    lets the colors play together well and it's so fun finding little surprises
    in the quilt as you look at each little piece. :)

    Kelsey

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  25. The grey really makes this quilt. I had been considering grey for my next scrap quilt and you may have settled the decision. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love the way gray seems to make almost any color really pop, and adds a
    layer of sophistication.

    I'd love to see your quilt when you are finished!

    <3 Kelsey

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  27. This is beautiful, I love the bright colors against the grey. And 2 quilts in one, fantastic.

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  28. I know nothing about the subject - but sure looks good - i like the round/square patterns of the back. I should check up quilting on wikipedia or something, as I still can't grasp the full idea behind those - my world is only made of mostly functional I guess comforters and (baby) blankets. Now, if I ever were involved in a quilt project, my geeky instinct would be to go for the never ending one, growing up with the family :-) when kids go away, they can take a chunk of it, and will continue the tradition extending the chunk with their own.... During family reunions, everybody would have to bring theirs to build a mega multi-layer quilt.... But I bet it's been done before - it's an old tradition after all ;
    ...(probably went a bit too crazy with my soda and coffee intake today.:0)

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  29. Beautiful, I love the grey. What a lovely job!

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  30. Thank you so much!! ^_^

    Kelsey

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  31. I just love this quilt.

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