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Blush and Bashful

So, have you seen Steel Magnolias? Of course you've seen Steel Magnolias. Remember the wedding colors- blush and bashful? Otherwise known as pink and pink? Well, the whole time I was making this quilt that was all I could think of. My sister-in-law asked for two quilts for my two nieces in pink, dark pink and green. So, one is named Blush and one is named Bashful. But, I haven't really decided which is which.

They are twin size (about 66" by 88") and of course contain some very fun fabrics.

Butterflies for Peyten.

Hearts for Callie.

Strawberries for them both. Pink sheep because I could not resist them.

And some trees and birds because all my quilts have to have trees and birds.

All in all, I am very pleased with how they turned out.

Almost every block is different. There are two blocks alike, one for each quilt. Of course, I've completely forgotten which one it is.

I love the groovy polkadots I found for the border and the green with tiny pink flowers for the binding.

Both quilts were supposed to have the same polka-dot backing.

I wanted to make them still easy to tell apart, so I made labels for the back.

Then, of course, the fabric I bought wasn't even close to enough. And the store didn't have anymore. And wouldn't for about two weeks. Or a week and a half to buy it online with shipping costs. So, one quilt has a polka-dot back and one has a pieced back.

Which I ended up loving even more.

My kids are still somewhat convinced that the quilts are for them.

They do love their cousins so hopefully they will be excited when we box them up tomorrow and send them on their way.

I realised today that these are quilts number 5 and 6 for the year. It's tempting to try and hurry and finish up my great big granny square quilt top so I can be averaging one quilt a month for the year. I don't think it's something I can keep up, though.


Me said…
Blush and Bashful look lovely. You're kids are cute too.

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