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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Twin Quilts

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I have finished both of my LSU quilts, and though I don't usually work on two quilts at once, working on both simultaneously did help me get both of these done pretty quickly.

Both quilts contain the exact same fabrics, and of course, the same pattern.  Because I put different fabrics together when creating the blocks, they each have a slightly different look though.  I definitely wanted them to echo each other without being exact copies.

On the back, I used Kona Purple, along with the extra block quarters and just a little bit of one of the LSU prints to add a little bit of fun.

I opted to quilt these with a nice, relaxed stipple using Aurifil Medium Lavender (#2540).  The thread was slightly lighter than the deep purple on the back, but still blended well, and it wasn't so dark that it took away from the blocks on the front.  The binding is Kona Papaya, and the rich golden yellow just pops against the purple backing.

This pattern is so much fun, and the illusion looks great in fabrics that are not sports themed as well.  The pattern is called Stacked Squares, and you can find the free pattern on the Moda Bakeshop HERE.  I love the pattern, but I don't use a lot of precuts, so I have modified the cutting instructions to use fat quarters or yardage HERE.  I just know my cousins are going to love their quilts!

Last week's party was filled with awesomeness!  Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs shared her finished Magnolia Mystery Quilt, and it is just fantastic.

This cute little scrappy improv quilt is from Cynthia Brunz Designs.

I love this modern quilt by Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts.  The quilting is amazing!

And finally, check out this stunner by Rebecca Grace at Cheeky Cognoscenti using Tula Pink's Tabby Road fabrics.  I can't wait to see more progress on this one.  Those colors are just luscious!

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  1. Stunning quilts're amazing with your volume of work! xAli

  2. beautiful quilts Kelly - love looking at your work and the quilts you share - I have seen Rebecca's but not the other ones - thanks for the link up

  3. Oh Kelly, these quilts are just fantastic! I want to be an LSU fan just so I can have a quilt like these!

  4. I realized something today as I looked at your Twin Quilts. All of your quilts smile. They are alway bright, cheerful and smiling! I'm sure your twins will be well received!

  5. These twin quilts are oh so gorgeous! I love how they are the same yet different, and especially enjoy the back with that lovely strip of blocks.

  6. You are so quick!! Both are gorgeous and I see many LSU games being watched with these quilts!

  7. Those quilts are stunning! They will be loved for sure.

  8. It's a great pattern and I love your matching versions. I love the quilt backs too, wonderful.

  9. You have a couple of lucky cousins to get such nice quilts. I love the idea of making two at once when they are so much alike and yet have little differences. Throwing in the bits of LSU fabric is a nice touch.

  10. You got those quilts done in record time and they are gorgeous. I like that you made them the same but different.

  11. Wow, the twin quilts are beautiful! Even the back is eye catching, with that gold binding against the deep purple.

  12. Your twin quilts are so eye-catching! Of course, part of that is the awesome LSU colors.

  13. Those quilts are sure to be loved. Nice job!

    And thanks for featuring my little improv quilt. I am behind on my blog reading and just noticed :)

  14. Your twin quilts look so fun side by side. The beck is so cute. Congratulations on two great finishes.

  15. Such terrific quilts. Love the purple in them.

  16. Your twin quilts look great. Definitely fun quilts. (Hum the backing looks suspiciously like Crown 7 bags. I like the fact it's Kona not the darn velvet bags.

  17. Great quilts. They look different than the original pattern. Amazing how the choice of colours and prints change the look of a pattern.


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