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Thread: baby quilts for twin girls with ... different nursery!

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    baby quilts for twin girls with ... different nursery!

    I had pink quilts made with minky backs for a friend expecting twins. Done. Finished. Then I got the shower invitation with this little note: Nursery is farm animals with barn red, green, yellow, and cream.

    Hmmmm. No problem cause I don't try to match quilt to nursery. I want the quilt to last much longer than nursery decorations.

    But ... strange as that nursery seems for baby girls it sent me to my little collection of tops where I had one with ... chickens, barns, yellow, green, and cream. Wow. Too funny. I bought fat quarters on a wonderful sale, put them together using the pattern "Cheaper by the Half Dozen" then wondered what on earth I would do with it. Didn't look baby, or lady, or gent, or ... anything. It had been hanging on a hanger for almost two years when that invitation arrived. But ... I needed two. I knew a dear friend had similar FQs - we were together when we bought them. I also knew she didn't have a clue what to do with them and they were untouched. So ... find some ricrac, some girly backing and ..... ta-dah! Baby girl quilts that will grow with them. This is a farming family so these are perfect. (I did think the nursery strange, but found that they were handed down the complete nursery set from a cousin with twins and that made perfect sense!)

    One is quilted with sort-of feathers that are supposed to remind you of corn plants. THe other is loop-de-doops and hearts.

    WHat fun to send a UFO off in such a happy way! (Yep - that's one of the original pink ones hanging out from below the farm ones. Now just have to wait for another set of girl twins!)
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    Last edited by JanTx; 04-20-2013 at 12:40 PM.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    cute.... how lucky that you had one done!!
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    how cute!!!
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    Too cute and lucky you still had that great fabric!!!!

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    Great story! I love finding just what I need in my friends' stash! Wonderful quilts and quilting. The big red rick rack is perfect!
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    Very Cute!! Love the rickrack accents!

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    The little farm quilts are adorable! Would love to see pics of the pink ones too!

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    That is so very cute.
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    Look great......

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    What cute quilts! Love the added touch of ric-rac!
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    Darling! I love your quilting! Way to use a UFO perfectly! (And yeAh for friends willing to share great FQ's!)
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    Awe those are cute quilts. They will treasure them.
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    Sew cute and like the heart quilting

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    Really awesome job!
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    Very cute!!!!!

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    So cute! Lucky little girls!
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    How perfect! Isn't it funny how everything came together? And now you're prepared for the next 2 baby girls too.

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    Very nice quilts and story......you are a good sport!

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    Very pretty, and the fact one was completed was icing on the cake!

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    Very cute. I know they will be loved

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    Very cute!!

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    Perfect solution.
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    Actually you made a haul all the way around. The next baby girl will be happy with the pink one you finished earlier and these little girls will be happy for the "farm" quilts with primary colors. We will wait to see how you use the pink too.
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    Very cute!!!
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    Very cute. They will love them for years to come.

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