Sunday, January 16, 2011

Norah and Penny's Quilts

my dear, dear friend recently gave birth to twin girls...the girls were born early and with a few setbacks but they are going strong now... miracles, really, both of these sweet little angels.

I wanted to make something special for them and I have also been plotting (during the ridiculously busy autumn and early winter) to slow down after the holidays and just relax and try sewing/making something new...quilting. Now, I'm not a very precise kind of sewer...quilting has always intimidated me with it's reliance on precise measurements and straight corners and such. But I saw this tutorial from Aneela Hoey of Comfortstitching and it was on!

...this is what I have so far...well, actually, I did stitch down all the squares and rectangles on one quilt top...LOVE...just meandering around with the stitching...not planning where I'd stitch next...and it all worked out!...a sappy cliche for the paths in I'll add the little girls swinging on their swings and then embroider Norah and Penny's names and birthdays...I'll post a photo when they are done :)


  1. simply wonderful, what lucky little girls and what a gorgeous friend you are,

    Sarah x

  2. I've just discovered you across the sea. The quilts are looking lovely I will pop back to see them finished.
    Jo x

  3. What a coincidence - I'm making this too! and I'm roughly at the same stage as you! looking forward to seeing yours finished!!

  4. I just found you through Tabiboo blog. I LOVE those quilts, they are going to be so adorable. Catherine x

  5. What beautiful quilts and the perfect thing to be doing at this time of the year.

    take care and I hope the snow (storm) isn't too bad with you.

    Nina x