Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Twinsies: Firecrackers

I recently completed a pair of quilts for a friend who had twin boys last fall and I finally managed to gift them this month! In this post, I'll share the first of the two, which I call "Firecrackers."

Firecrackers, front view

The design is from the book, Fat Quarter Style, by the fabulous folks at It's Sew Emma Patterns. It is called "Plume"-- but I went with "Firecrackers" because after I quilted them, the grey parts made me think of little explosions. The pattern is great-- very clear and accurate instructions throughout. I love that the book gives size options, too! This is, appropriately enough, the Crib size (finishing at about 40.5" x 50.5").

Firecrackers, quilting detail

The fabrics were all from my stash. Since I didn't know if mama had picked out any colors or anything, I went with a Seahawks palette. I felt confident that would be a safe bet.

Firecrackers quilting detail from the back

The quilting was all done using Aurifil Mako 50/2 in Dove (#2600-- a soft grey). Again, I found myself inspired by Angela Walters' Craftsy class, "Dot-to-Dot Quilting," and I employed her techniques to quilt the grey areas. That Angela Walters is so dang awesome! I find myself continually inspired by her work and teachings.

Firecrackers, back view

Scrappy back for the win!

Firecrackers, label

And a label.

Firecrackers, front side view

Next post, I'll share quilt number two!

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