Monday, September 17, 2007

Meet the Twins!

I should say these quilt tops are fraternal twins in that they share certain fabrics and they originally started as one quilt, but then split into two as I went along. The appliqué row in the second quilt was my starter "block" for an exchange we did at my quilting group last year. That row went on its merry way along with some fabric to 3 other group members and when I got the 4 rows back they just didn't quite go together...even my DH noticed that they weren't quite happy together when I had them strewn across the living room floor. After much pondering, I split the rows into 2 groups of 2 and then made 4 new rows that complemented the 2 sets. My DD2 (age 4) has already claimed the top one and the second one has turned out quite Christmasy so I think it will be a seasonal quilt.




I also what to share a very sneak peak at some work I did today on a exchange I'm doing with friends (half in the UK and half in Canada) I had to make the picture as cryptic as possible as the recipient might just be reading!!!

Until next time,


10 comments:

wyndesnow said...

They are so very beautiful. I really do admire the paws as flowers. What beautiful work you do!!

dot said...

Love the tops. Very creative.

Karol-Ann said...

Very nice indeed! Another sneak preview!!! - you are the Queen of previews in my book LOL

Thimbleanna said...

Love the twins -- very pretty. And what a fun idea to make a project cryptic -- I'll have to remember that! ;-)

atet said...

Fun quilt tops -- and what a great way to use all the blocks -- even if they wouldn't play well together!

Anina said...

Lovely! I especially love the cryptic photo. It would make a great card.

Lynda said...

The quilt tops are lovely - and what a great way of using up blocks which don't sit easily together without upsetting the contributors!
The seak preview is tantalising - especially as I am one of your co-conspirators!

kcamou said...

They are both so pretty! Great job making the rows happy.

Patti said...

What a great solution to this little problem. Both tops are lovely.

Karol-Ann said...

Jane, I can't reply to your comments on my blog - keeps coming back undelivered, think it must be your email account not liking my email account or something... just wanted to say thanks for your kind words!