Friday, June 26, 2015

Double Finish Friday - South Africa Bound

It's a double Finish Friday!  Two baby quilts for my friends R and R in South Africa who just adopted twin girls.  Since I can't be there to have a snuggle, proxy snuggles through my quilts will have to do.

The black and white print and the two binding prints were the last of the fabric I purchased in Johannesburg in 2012 when I attended R and R's wedding.


Had to throw in some Kona:  Citrus, Kumquat, Kiwi, Water, Red, Tulip, and Mulberry.


Since I had limited fabric (and no ability to run to my LQS for more), I had to be creative in the layout.  In the end, there wasn't enough to put a border on the top and bottom.

You may remember my longarm woes from the weekend...these were the quilts that I was working on.  The quilts had to be in the mail to Winnipeg by Saturday 6:00 p.m., as R's mom was travelling to South Africa to see the new twins.  Apparently, there are considerable "lost" packages, and R said I shouldn't mail anything to them.  I was lucky that she was visiting and had room for my quilts.


I had been saving the rest of my Johannesburg fabric, with no real plan for it.  I so was happy to be able to use the fabric for quilts for two very special little girls.



Linking up with:

TGIFF @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts

Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts


11 comments:

  1. These turned out beautifully, Anja. The solids let the South African print really shine! So glad you made your deadline!

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  2. Love the Kona names and colours you've used - seems so juicy and perfect for twin girls.

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  3. What a wonderful use of the fabric from your trip. Love the colours framing the print.

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  4. Love, love, love these quilts, Anja! These are so cheerful, and will grow with their little owners. Great story behind the fabric too!

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  5. That is awesome that you are using fabric you got at the couple's wedding for their new daughters.

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  6. These are adorable! I like the borders just on the sides. It is a bit unexpected and yet seeing it this way, I can't quite imagine it any other way.

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  7. Wow, Anja! They are gorgeous! So glad you made your deadline and they are on their way to being enjoyed.

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  8. Oh, my goodness, they are gorgeous!

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  9. You seem to have a history of quilts needed in pairs! These turned out beautifully Anja! Thank you for lynking up with me for TIGFF!

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  10. What lucky little girls-those quilts are wonderful!!!

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