It's a bright sunny (but cold) day here, much welcomed after yesterday's storm which gave us 38 cm. of fresh new snow. For those of you not familiar with the metric system, that's 15 inches. It's pretty today but yesterday was another story. All schools in the entire province were closed along with the universities and community colleges. Government, banks and malls were closed down by late morning, city buses were taken off their routes and the RCMP were advising drivers to stay off the highway from Moncton to above Fredericton, so I took that as a sign to stay inside for the day, cozy and warm. Thank goodness there were no power outages. Winter has arrived, for sure!
I'm ignoring the white scene outside my window and taking you back to late summer to meet two little babes. My niece Alyson had fraternal twin girls in August. I promised her two baby quilts, telling her she could choose the colours; she decided on pink and soft grey, a favourite combo of mine. I gathered a number of pieces in each colour, and was happy to find a print with music on it since Alyson teaches music in the school system, to blend in with the greys.
I used two different patterns but the same fabrics in each quilt. Both were quick and easy designs - Disappearing Nine Patch and I'm not sure if the other even has a name - Cobblestones perhaps? I just think of it as "bordered squares."
Both were machine quilted with the walking foot- straight line designs- like I said, quick and easy! I loved the fabric I found for backing (same on each quilt) - little bunnies peeking out from behind the stripe! TOO CUTE!! And the stripe had just a touch of the yellow-green that was in one of the prints on the front too.. how perfect!
My photos are not great, but give you an idea of what they looked like, at least.
And here are the twins - For some reason the photographer has removed the other newborn images of their session from her website so I cannot show you more than this one.. but aren't they sweet? I think they were just over two weeks old at this point. What a darling shot! Don't they just look like the best of friends? Let's hope they're still this close when they are 15! Ha! That's Josephine on the left and Ada on the right.
I couldn't seem to manage a decent shot the day they received the quilts. Josephine didn't want to wake up and Ada wouldn't look at me...
Oh my... looking back at these photos, I can see I'm well past due for another visit...
Two little blessings sent from above,
Twice the smiles, twice the love.