Thursday, June 17, 2010

sibling quilts

my sister and i have been compiling lists and projects and fabrics for months now in anticipation of a sewing weekend this summer (more to come on that later)...

at the top of her list are quilts for anya and evan (my niece and nephew).
miss anya is nearly ready to graduate from her crib to a "big girl bed" and luckily meggin scored two mis-matched wooden twin beds at last summer's church bazaar that she plans to paint in high-gloss white for the kids.

they'd rather not re-paint the kid's shared bedroom, so we have been coming up with a color palette for the quilts that can work with the current colors, just "grow it up" a bit...

the current bedroom

the new, expanded color palette
i have had this awesome quilt bookmarked for.ever. and when i passed the link along to my sister as a suggestion, it happened to be the one she had remembered and had been hunting for!

meggin came across this zig zag tutorial that we plan to use (it seems to be the most straight forward)

we are each going to tackle one of the quilts at the same time
yesterday i attacked my stash to see what i could donate to the cause...

we both like the idea of having the one chunk of navy.
and we decided that we would use a blue + white seersucker for the binding... possibly the back for one with a navy + white polka dot binding and vice-versa for the other.

i, personally, think the quilts should be fairly different from each other but work togteher color-wise and share some similar fabrics.

for evan's, i love the idea of doing more blues, with orange and just small bits of turquoise:

for the little lady, i like a softer color palette of the lighter blues, turquoise, greens, with bits of orange and darker blue:

anyone have any zig-zag tutorials that are tried and true?


Leandre said...

So excited to work on the quilts together, Sarah! I am complete agreement on the palette. For Evan's, I love #'s (R to L) 1, 4, 5, 6 and for Anya, I love: 1, 2, 3, 5.

There are a few lines I think I would like to incorporate as well (just getting started in my research)...I'll email them to you!

rikshaw design said...

ohh heavens those mermaids are adorable!



the Neo-Traditionalist said...

I want a zig zag quilt for my own bed---darling!

xx katie

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