Quilts From My Past October 23, 2012Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
Years ago I read an article in Quilt Quilts # 31 (2002) where the quilter made a pair of quilts for her twin niece and nephew. I really liked the quilts and the concept so filed the information away for future use.
Four years later, I found out my niece was expecting twins, so I dug out the magazine. That year, I also attended my first Quilt Shop Hop. At each store I purchased one or two bright-colored FQs. I decided to pair it with a purple batik.
The quilt on the right is laid out in the Jewel Boxes pattern. This one I gave to my great-niece Baily. The one on the left I gave to my great-nephew Brock and call it Treasure Boxes.
Both quilts have Warm and Natural batting and measure 40 x 56. They were quilted on my sewing machine, probably with a purple thread.
Leftovers from those brightly colored FQs went on to star in an other quilts (No Blue Geese in my Tropical Garden comes to mind). And that purple batik? I’ve used it in several quilts as well, having gone back and finally buying a bolt of it.