April ‘18 OMG

My April 2018 One Monthly Goal is to sew two baby-sized quilt tops that I will finish next month and give to one of my work colleagues and his wife who are expecting twins this month. At the baby shower at work, I gave them a card and asked my colleague’s wife to let me know any color preferences and if they have any themes for the babies’ room. She emailed me that the colors are purple for one baby and pink for the other, and while they don’t have a specific theme, they do like French Bulldogs. When I got Kid Giddy’s newsletter announcing her Doggy in the Window Quilt Pattern, I was blown away by the pattern. I think all the dogs are adorable, but I am particularly fond of her French Bulldog (especially with the light blue ears made with the French Bulldog fabric by Christopher Thompson). I decided that I wanted it to be the center block for each nine-block baby quilt measuring 36” square. I sewed up a test block that I will use in a future project (for me!), and learned a few things that I will change in these two baby quilts, like not placing one of the text fabrics upside-down!

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The other eight blocks for each quilt will be the Quatrefoil Block designed by Jennie of Clover & Violet. I finished sewing the purple Quatrefoil blocks today but have yet to start on the pink blocks or French Bulldog blocks which will be bordered by more Kona white in order to make them the same size as the Quatrefoil blocks and which will allow me to sew purple (and pink) corners on them to give the quilts a more cohesive look (that idea is from my best friend also named Mary!)

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: April ‘18 OMG.

 

 

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5 Responses to April ‘18 OMG

  1. chrisknits says:

    How sweet! They will be adorable quilts. And much loved by the family.

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  2. helen says:

    great idea Mary. I have been making a quatrefoil quilt myself. That’s a great idea and as the mother of twins, it is nice to have something that doesn’t scream “baby”

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  3. patty says:

    Very nice. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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