you all know you cant have babies without a quilt or two... Last week for me.. was spent sewing up a storm. Two Quilts for Two identical baby Girls!
added amount of stress... these quilts came with their fair share. First of all I was so worried about making just the perfect quilt for her. I was trying to create something to suit their rooms, something plain, not too quilty, something modern, something with a babushka, something that matched her colours.. something quick as i had to make two... and i got myself in a HUGE mess! I had sewed two quilt tops together.. and HATED them!! I let them sit and torment me for a week and as the days counted down... It was Monday and i wanted to have them both done for the baby shower on Saturday. No pressure or anything!
My Lesson learnt.... Don't try and sew something that isn't you. People love gifts that are apart of you. Gifts that have your stamp of love and style.
pattern for you. Its a simple Quick fun quilt to put together. I think the pattern will make up a larger throw size version.
Oh... and Lesson number 2 learnt... REST!!
After a super busy week of sewing, kids, sports, dinners, the usual groceries, cleaning, washing, PLUS roadshow, late nights, my new exercise routine, baby showers, Fathers day and festivities,... i need to REST!
I had a nice early night planned for my hubby and I in front of the TV but instead i was lucky enough to spend the night in Hospital!
Yep, i spent the night in hospital with a kidney stone. Not fun! Doctors orders..Hubby's orders.. to take it easy for this week. SO i might just spend a few days in bed....
That's a CRAZY amount of work for a week or two! Geez! And they look FANTASTIC!! Take it easy and feel better!ReplyDelete
I LOVE these - amazing colors and great design!ReplyDelete
Take a break and feel better soon!
Sorry to hear about your kidney stone. I get myself into doing too much and so I can relate to your life. Take care and rest easy.ReplyDelete
Rest up girl! The quilts look fantastic. I can't imagine you would produce anything not good. I wish I could see the look of the design you abandoned. I've been sewing up a storm myself. This week is the week that the airplane quilt will be finished...and I will keep telling myself that until it is done. ;-)ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts. I am sure they will be much loved.ReplyDelete
An you! Kidney stones! Take it easy, eh??
Ouch! I hope you are feeling much better soon.ReplyDelete
The quilts are absolutely gorgeous!
the quilts are stunning! tips/a tutorial would be wonderful. you absolutely earned some time to rest, take care of yourself! feel better soon!ReplyDelete
Oooh kidney stones HURT!!! Take it easy and rest easy knowing your friend will LOVE her new quilts.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about the kidney stone. Hope you rest up and feel better soon. Take all the time you need!ReplyDelete
Super cute quilts - your friend will love them!
First let me say, twins are amazing, so congrats to your friend! I have twin boys and while it does pose some fairly minor challenges the rewards are above and beyond anything I ever could have imagined.ReplyDelete
Second, these quilts are incredible! I can't believe how quickly you made them and with a redo to boot. They are absolutely magnificent!
Beautiful quilts. I love the fabrics and the pattern. I hope you feel better. I am sure kidney stones are no fun.ReplyDelete
Those quilts are beautiful, the twins will love them.ReplyDelete
Your last fabrics purchases are quite inspiring too.
I hope you feel better very soon. Take it easy!
Hi Bec, The quilts are beautiful. Nice and pink, just the way girls like it. I'm sure the twins will cherish them forever. And "OUCH" with the kidney stones. A bit of rest and you'll feel much better. Cheers L xoReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts! Sorry about the kidney stone, though. :(ReplyDelete
Hi! I'm sorry to hear you had to be in the hospital! I hope you are fedling better!ReplyDelete
These twin quilt are really beautiful! You are so right - if we try to make something which is not really us - it doesn't work well.
Have a lovely and restful week!
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your kidney stones.ReplyDelete
The quilts are absolutely beautiful, and I'm sure the family will treasure them forever.
What beautiful quilts, love the colours and the design and the stippling...what lucky little girls. And they are Forever Quilts as they are not babyish.ReplyDelete
Fab quilts, and love how you quilted them, they look so soft and inviting.ReplyDelete
Hope hte evil kidney stone has passed now, feel better soon!
I hope you're feeling better soon - plenty of rest will do the trick!ReplyDelete
I adore those quilts, really pretty! I used some of that same Anna Maria Horner print to make my little girl a floor cushion :)
Qué pena que te han debido hospitalizar!ReplyDelete
Tus trabajos se ven adorables!!
They are gorgeous quilts! Hope you are enjoy some well deserved rest!!!ReplyDelete
Wow Bec... the two quilts are just beautiful and I love the colours too..ReplyDelete
Kidney stones.. you poor thing.. they hurt.... rest up.
I love the colors in the "twin" quilts. I look forward to seeing the design pattern.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts. Fantastic fabrics and the pattern. God bless you Bec!!!I hope you feel better.ReplyDelete
The quilts look awesome! I hope you feel better soon, take care of yourself.ReplyDelete
You did more than a doubly great job! Put your feet up now and admire your blog post pictures.ReplyDelete
I hope you are feeling better soon! I think you should spend a couple of days in bed to recover!!! The quilts are beautiful!!!! Such a sweet gift!!!!ReplyDelete
I love them, too!! Very pretty and stippling is still my all time fav in quilting.ReplyDelete
Oh my! Yes, REST. Rest. Rest. Get better soon!
Oh my gosh girl! Hospitals are not the place for rest ~ Did you miss that memo? LOL Nurses coming in to your room ALL night long bugging you while 'thinking' they won't wake you up. ha. I hope you are feeling much better now. I spent two days in the hospital not long ago myself and it was NO fun at all.ReplyDelete
Now ~ let me just say this ~ twins are A LOT of work. I had twins in 1986 although I went through about 6 months of that pregnancy with all the docs, including the high risk OB telling me I was having triplets. After that many months of thinking I was going to have triplets however; twins made me smile even with all that work. I kept thinking each time I wanted to cry from lack of sleep that it COULD have been three babies. (that worked about the first week lol) I hope your friend has a great family that will step up to help her out. Good luck to her. And yea, you are going to have fun playing with those babies. Everyone just loves twins and at one point even the Mom does because they are still babies, just babies which come with a lot of work. LOL
I LOVE the quilts you made and would love this tutorial. I have a quilt I need to make for my Grandson who was just born last week.
Just love everything about these quilts. You did a wonderful job. Can't wait for the tutorial. I hope mind turns out as good as yours. Hope you are feeling better, relax.ReplyDelete
they look amazing. I'm a new quilter and I'm in awe. I'm not even a pink person but the deeper pinks and the dolls just really make them sing. Well done!!ReplyDelete
I'd be really curious to see the ones you were unhappy with. I think a lot can be learned from what didn't work, but you say you cut them up so I guess we won't now.
These are beautiful - love the colours!!ReplyDelete
You are a woman I would be proud to call a friend Bec, hope all goes well with her twins. Beautiful making.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful quilts, Bec! I can't wait for the pattern!! And you take care of yourself - it's hard to stop and rest, but do yourself a favor and take it easy this week!!ReplyDelete
Love the quilts. Take advantage of your reason to rest and actually REST! Take care.ReplyDelete
They are beautiful quilts! Hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your well-deserved rest. Gorgeous quilts! Those girls will feel so loved every time they use them throughout their lives.ReplyDelete
Now go and REST!!!!
As a future mom of twins (boys), I have to say that I LOVE these quilts! I can totally see them in blue. :) Hope you feel better soon!ReplyDelete
Beautiful job!! Hope you are feeling better :) PS - I would love this pattern - could you email me when you have it ready for purchase?? Thank you!! email@example.com - Thank you!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about the kidney stone! Hope you are feeling better! Love these quilts! As a mom to twin boys, there are some days I could definitely disagree with anyone who says they "really wish they had twins" (especially when they are both stuck going through the terrible 2s and 3s) but most days I do treasure what we have, two wonderful little guys who will always be buddies (although they don't always realize it). Can't wait to see this pattern!ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your kidney stone- I know those hurt! Take care of yourself. Great job on the quilts!ReplyDelete
congrats, on the twins and these quilts- i am sure they will be well loved. i love the design (way to go with your gut) and love the colors. best of luck with the feeling yucky- it will pass!ReplyDelete
i bet kylie loves them. ps. lets have twins together. im so clucky being around katys baby.ReplyDelete
i miss u like you wouldnt believe. i need my big sister.
i love u more than u love quilting.
love ede xxx
I love love love the quilts. Im a twin its so special. A pattern for the quilts would be brill!ReplyDelete
Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL. My husband's 83 yr old grandmother has agreed to make four quilts for me; I don't have quads, but i do have triplets. Two year olds; 2 girls and 1 boy, and my older son is 4. So I'm looking for inspiration for their quilts. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete