Thursday, June 4, 2015

Twin Quilts for Tara

As many of you know, I make quilts for baby's born in our church.  We had a girl who was expecting twins.  I share this church job with another lady.  We worked it out so it was my turn.  The girl expecting the twins was also my niece. I chose the same pattern for each quilt, but used different fabrics.
This pattern is from a book titled "Big Block Quilts."  The idea is that if you have a pattern for a quilt block, you can just make the pieces larger and get a quilt.  This quilt was made with 6 " squares and half square triangles.  
Close up of quilting.
I want to talk about the design in the orange border strips.  I was watching an episode of "Numbers" on television and they were talking about symbols.  The symbol in the border was talked about.  It is a part of two circles that intersect each other.  They said the symbol means "the intersection between heaven and earth."  Isn't birth a thing that can be described as "the intersection between heaven and earth?"
The pattern in the white section is the one I really wanted to practice.  I am making another large quilt I want to use it in.  
Second twin quilt.  The pattern is the same.  I quilted it a little differently.
The curves were quilted with a ruler.  That's why they are so straight.
Close up.
These were fun to make and fun to give.


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