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Sometimes I wonder why I do the things I do. Really. We moved in August. At that time we moved the girls from toddler beds to twin sized bunk beds. Of course, we then needed twin size bedding. Of course, me being me, I decided to make twin size quilts rather than buy them. I could have gone to Target, spent under 50 dollars and had comforters the day we moved. Instead, I spent countless hours, unaccounted money (but definitely way more than 50 dollars) and six months making quilts.

Blue and Green Irish Chain

Blue and Green Checkerboard Quilt

What do you think? Was it worth it?

More photos of Anna's-
Anna on New Quilt
Double Border
Gnomes at Work
Backing and Binding

Some more photos of Ellery's-
Blue and Green Checkerboard Quilt
Quilt Gnomes at Work
Backing and Binding
New Quilt in Action

And of course, seeing these bright lovely quilts and the matching wall-hanging just highlights how drab the paint in their room is.
I really hate painting but it just might be a necessity. What do you think? Bright white? Pale blue?


Anne said…
Those look awesome!! And sure you could have gotten some comforters for $50, but your kids wouldn't treasure them, and you wouldn't get nearly as much joy seeing them use them. :)

Definitely paint the walls! I hate painting too, but I'm always SO much happier with the room after I do.

I vote for the pale blue. Bring in a Kona or Moda Bliss book and try doing some matching. :D
Jennifer said…
I vote for pale blue or even a pale green.

I think all the time and money invested in those quilts are well worth it. My sister is making a twin sized quilt for Isabelle's birthday and I know part of what she's spent on it, so I know it's not cheap. But those quilts will probably make it onto your grandkids' beds, maybe your great-grandkids. You can't say that about a Target comforter.
I don't know about the paint. I'm with you on not wanting to paint. And I never pick out the right color. At least when it comes to green. I've failed several times with green. As for the I've said many, many, many times, I would love to make a quilt for Abigail (and a somewhat matching one for Bryant), but the practical part of me keeps thinking about all the time and money that would go into making a quilt, as opposed to just going to the store and buying one. But maybe if I buy lots of remnants.....oh, I don't know. I still have all the fabric for mine sitting in a rubbermaid tote downstairs waiting for me. BTW, what's your next color fad you are going to go through?
Sarah Camilla said…
I agree wholeheartedly with Jennifer about those beautiful quilts being loved for generations! They are beautiful, the gnomes make me happy and just look at Anna's face! As for paint, I would vote a pale sky blue with white trim. It's a "forever color" in my opinion. Happy thoughts sent your way!
zack_todd said…
I vote for paint fight walls. Cover the floor, give the girls googles, a few buckets of different color paint, and some sponges. Then have them throw the paint dipped sponges at each other and the wall. It would be tons of fun to do for them, tons of fun for anyone to do with them, record it to video and it would be tons of fun to watch. and the wall would be awsome and full of memories.
zack_todd said…
new question. Could you make a quilt covered in buttons that a 1 year old could rip off and swallow. Boston likes buttons and trying to each buttons off peoples clothes. I thought he'd enjoy a button quilt/blanket

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