Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Scrap Republic - Beeline {times two}

As promised, I'm back with another project inspired by Scrap Republic - this time a strip quilt named Beeline.

I followed directions given in the book pretty closely since I wanted to achieve the same rainbow effect as the pictured quilt. I did, however, change the dimensions once again. I made it a little bigger and my finished quilt measures 34 x 37 inches. I made a quilt backing using 3 strip of wonderfully soft flannel, did a straight line quilting along each strip, and bound it using black and white Michael Miller fabric from his Little Mikes collection.

Here it is, all finished.

I thought it would make a great gift for my very pregnant neighbor. Just one "tiny" glitch, she's expecting twins (a boy and a girl) so one quilt, of course, would not cut it. That's where my second Beeline quilt comes in.  I decided to make another quilt using the same dimensions and pattern, just more boyish fabrics. I also limited my color palette to mostly white, green, and blue, with some touches of gray thrown in. This was the result.

I did the backing the same way I did it for my first quilt and joined 3 strips of flannel together, did the same straight line quilting and finished the quilt using the same fabric for binding.

I love how they both turned out.

Both of these quilts were a lot of fun to make and came together rather quickly. And I love how they are similar, but not the same, just like the twins, right?

Have a great evening, Svetlana.

16 comments:

  1. Very nice! I really like them both. I love the idea but same but different for twins. I have a twin brother and sister, I am currently making quilts for them that are also the same patterns but different colors. Great Job, your neighbor is one lucky mommy.

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  2. So cheery and bright! The boy fabrics make me almost want to try for one:) You are a fantastic neighborh!

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  3. These are so beautiful! I can't imagine how much time it took you to do them. Thank you so much for thinking of me! Both I, and the twins, will cherish them forever! -Korinne

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  4. Great quilts, Svetlana! I think they'll be perfect for twins. You always pick such great fabric combinations!

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  5. They're both lovely! And I love the little slippers peeping out from below the second one. ;)

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  6. Svetlana,

    I am your neighbor, Kori's mom. She just told me about the beautiful quilts and sent me to your blog. What a kind neighbor and friend you are! THANK YOU for taking care of my 'little girl' when we are so far away. I look forward to meeting you when I come to help with the twins after they are born. The quilts are absolutely beautiful!

    Karen

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  7. Oh how cool are they?! Love the colours and fabrics in both of them :o)

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  8. I love the quilts and I love the little feet sticking out from under them. :)

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  9. I like how the quilts turned out. Especially the rainbow one I like really much. I have no experiences yet how hard those little quilts become when quilting them a lot. What do you think? Especially for babies I like it soft.

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  10. Well done! They're really pretty - perfect for a little pair of cuties :)

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  11. That's just perfect for twins! I like how you pieced the back the same too. Nice touch.

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  12. Very cute pair! Love how you changed up the colors for the second one. I just got the Scrap Republic book and was thinking about making my way through it, too!

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  13. AMAZING Svetlana! i love it! you are really kicking my behind over here! ;)

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