As is often the case for me, deciding on the pattern has been a slow process. To keep this interesting, I decided to make two different twin size quilts. Announcing this revelation to my husband, he said "Oh you mean you're making fraternal twin quilts!" Completely appropriate observation as we are the loving parents of fraternal twin boys!
The patterns I selected are Breaking Up by Melissa Corry (in her Irish Chain Quilts book) and the 2018 Quilters Planner Sampler Quilt by Cheryl Brickey. I think the "on point" blocks of each quilt will work well together. I will use the same fabrics, solids and prints, in both quilts to help tie the look together.
Using a sample of the fabric and the color dots on the window treatment fabric selvedge, I went shopping in my stash.
Believe it or not, the majority of this fabric pull came from my stash. I did purchase that luscious Kona Kaufman solid in aloe, more Kona White and a few other pieces (complete lack of purple in my stash...odd). I don't know whether to be impressed or embarrassed. There may be a couple more colors I need to acquire to balance some of the teals.
In addition to overwhelming excitement that I am finally working on quilts for the beds in that room, I am motivated by two quilt alongs: the 2018 Quilters Planner #QP2018sewalong on Instagram and Facebook AND the Big Bed Quilt Along over at Stitched in Color (assuming two twin size quilts is equivalent to one big bed quilt). A little group support can't hurt!!
Stay tuned - there may be more quilts on my beds this year!!