Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Twin baby nine-patch quilts finished!



Hurray, I finished the simple nine-patch quilts for Kaela's twin baby girls, due late August.   

Baby A's Nine Patch: 


And, Baby B's Nine Patch: 



I see that the creamy white (Kona Snow) I used as background and alternate blocks, is really too creamy for the cooler white of the borders (especially with Baby B's quilt).   

It's not really so noticeable indoors.  


Simple and spare machine quilting (this time with cotton thread instead of my usual monofilament in the needle): 



I am just all smiles these days, contemplating the happy busy time ahead as they move to North Carolina with babies soon on the way. 

Narrow single-fold binding: 



The quilts washed up so well.  I love the moment of taking a new quilt out of the dryer.   


So happy with the borders/backings:



In other news, it is starting to get hot here in N.C. and I hardly notice, because I'm happy to be inside with the air conditioning going.   

Today as I did housework I finished listening to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith, on Audible.  The narration by Kate Burton was absolutely brilliant and if it's been awhile since you've read this classic, I highly recommend it as a listen!   

xo
Cynthia 

23 comments:

  1. Two beautiful Baby quilts you've finished!! I love them both -nice work hugs, Julierose

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  2. Each one turned out so sweet, Cynthia!

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  3. These are super sweet! Love the colors.:)

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  4. Soft and sweet, perfect for new grandbabies.

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  5. Darling baby quilts, Cynthia! I find the ever so slight color variation in the whites gives them depth and makes the centers pop a bit. All good in my book! I just love that fresh out of the dryer look too.

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  6. Two delightful quilts, love the colours in both! I really like a mix of white & cream... a combo guaranteed to bounce off one another! I'm sure these quilts will be much loved and much used!

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  7. Beautiful quilt finishes!!! Congrats on the upcoming arrivals!!!

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  8. They are so delicate and beautiful. Just right for babies. My daughter had twins and they had to live with us for six months while their dad finished a MD fellowship on the other side of the country. It was a lot of work but such a joy to help and be such an intimate part of their first six months. Now they are five and they bring so much joy, light and laughter into our lives

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  9. These quilts are pure sugar and spice, love them.

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  10. The baby quilts are lovely! Great idea to you use fairly traditional fabrics instead of modern brights. They look positively snuggly! Thanks for the book recommendation, gonna go download it right now.

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  11. Great quilts. They will provide years of cuddling. Hugs

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  12. These little quilts are fresh and vibrant. They will be loved forever. If I was a tattoo fan (from you're previous post) I'd say your daughter's tattoo is beautiful and artistic. I don't believe in tattoos even though this one is very nice. Mother's go through a lot of silent emotions. . .

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  13. The baby quilts are lovely! And how exciting to have twins on the way. It must be so joyful to gather your family close again now. Treasure every wonderful moment.

    love


    lizzy

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  14. Very pretty quilts! I love the colors and the borders and backings are just perfect. You must be so happy to be back in the states close to family especially with new babies due! I don't have Audible but I'm thinking I need it! Try to stay cool Cynthia! Jan in MA

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  15. I LOVE those baby quilts! Perfect fabric choices! Thanks for the listening recommendation - will add it to my list 🙂.

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  16. I can tell by your writing how happy you're feeling. I'm glad you made the quilts different for the babies. There'll be enough twiny things in their lives. 😉

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  17. They are beautiful quilts, Cynthia. I'm sure you're happy to have them finished so you can devote time to helping your daughter, her daughter, and the new babies when they arrive. So glad they'll be living nearby.

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  18. Oh Cynthia, they are both sensational. And after a few spitups and washings, those whites will be very much alike! I love them both. How exciting to be awaiting twins.

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  19. I just love 9-patch quilts, and your color scheme. They are a favorite of mine.

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  20. Oh, what sweet baby quilts! I love everything about them! You are now ahead of the game :) Enjoy the hot NC summer--indoors :)

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  21. You have made two lovely quilts to welcome your new grandchildren.
    Queenie

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  22. Oh these girl quilts are just lovely. Soft and pretty and snuggly.
    I love classic books and that one is great, although I felt so sorry for them. Have you seen the classic B&W movie?
    A/C and sewing, yes, please!

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  23. Really lovely bbquilts, sweet, fresh and able to follow the children to their entire life
    Bravo Cynthia
    Véronique

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