I was recently asked to make quilts for twin girls. Beyond being told that the twins' room is painted grey, I was given free reign to make two quilts that were complimentary but not exactly the same. I thought about using two different quilt patterns and the same fabrics and colors, but ultimately decided that a single quilt design with two different color palettes would look more cohesive.
After searching Flickr and Pinterest for inspiration, I decided to make two lattice quilts - one in turquoise and pink and one in turquoise and purple. Both quilts feature a Kona Coal background and a stripey (*love*) binding in the quilt's accent color. The nearly-identical backs are a solid piece of a Michael Miller grey and
white damask with a feature strip of the quilt's accent color.
Elizabeth's Orange Peel quilting design. Firstly, I need to say that Elizabeth is a rockstar to be able to FMQ this pattern - there is no way I could do it that way. I used my regular foot with my feed dogs up to achieve this design. That said, I love the effect of this pattern and it was surprisingly easy to accomplish. I do see myself using this style of quilting a lot in the future.
After a nice wash and a hot dry, these quilts finished at a soft and crinkly 47" square. They'll be on their way to two sweet little girls tomorrow and I hope they'll be loved dearly and used often.