Over the past few months, the Connecting Threads team has seen two new babies and we have one more coming any day now! With all of these new bundles of joy entering into our lives, you can imagine my excitement when I found out a couple weeks ago that my sister-in-law is expecting twins! Yipee!! Although it’s still very early, the “twin history” in the family has been to have one girl and one boy.
In my family, it is a tradition to make all of the new babies a crib quilt as our way of welcoming them into the world. Enter my dilemma. Do I make one larger quilt that both babies can share, or do each of them need their own? Eek! I’m just beginning to start quilting again after accidentally slicing my machine’s power cord in half last year (long story), and I’m sad to say my skills are a little rusty. After much flip-flopping on the decision, I made an agreement with my mom (a much faster quilter than I) that I would make one quilt and she can make a second one.
Now comes the fun part: picking a quilt to make! I asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter last week what quilt(s) they thought I should make using our adorable Wild Ones collection. I decided on using flannel because it is SO soft and will help keep these beautiful babies nice and warm. The responses that we received were so fun and left me with a really tough decision. Finally, I landed on the ever-so-cute and wonderfully gender neutral Circus Stack Baby Quilt.
How fun is that quilt?! After telling my mom what I decided to make, she announced that that was the one she was going to make, too. Not only will each of the babies have their own super cuddly adorable quilt, we can customize the quilts with their initials once we find out what their names are going to be. I’m so excited!
Have you made any new-baby quilts lately? What patterns/kits did you use? I’d love to know!