|The two quilts side by side|
Remember the problem of having too much going on in a quilt at one time? The quilt got too busy and boggled and, well, it just wasn't working. Then it occurred to me that I might have two quilts.
|The backing of quilt #1|
These two grands share a room, so I wanted to make coordinating quilts. Well, when you have too much of something and split the busyness, you just end up with two somethings. So now we have two quilts composed of the same idea, fabrics, colors, and so on.
|Another view of the two quilts|
There's a third grand who will move into her own single bed right after Christmas, and the plan is that everyone will get her quilt at the same time so there are no hurt feelings. Quilt #3 will be different from these two but there's a bit of the solids left and they may find their way into the third quilt...we'll see.
The plan is not to give the quilts on Christmas Day. That's cutting it too close, and they are not Christmas gifts. They are meant to be big girl bed quilts.
Here's hoping you're all ready for the holidays. Our family will be gathering several times over the next few days--one advantage of living relatively closely to each other. It means that I'll be cooking and cleaning, but I love when the house is filled with stories and laughter and wonderful cooking, so it's a small price to pay to build memories with the grandchildren and have more stories and love to share.