Thursday, March 21, 2013

A nursery built for {Twins}


 I know my posts have been few and far between as of late.  Please forgive me... my energy, motivation, and girth have been preventing me from doing much more than making it through each day, usually still in my pjs, with lots of resting and putting up of feet. But as you can see, I have accomplished a few things, like baby girl quilts!  And an almost put-together nursery!   So let's start here, with my favorite part, the quilts!

 (The chevron crib sheets are from Target!  One in grey, and one in pink!  Love them!)

All the fabrics were pulled out of my stash aside from the large "reads as solid" chunk on the right.  The colors I chose are meant to be feminine, but not overly girly... I love the grey and navy blue fabrics that make it a bit more sophisticated.  All 8 wonky blocks were made in one sitting thanks to my extremely awesome friend Jaclyn who pressed and cut while I sewed!  That gave me the motivation to buy the coordinating front fabric from my fav LQS and the flannel Riley Blake Chevrons for the backing!  Can I just say - high quality (non-Joanns) flannel is worth every penny to back a quilt!?  SO SOFT and does not pill up or get stiff.
 A bit of squiggly quilting with my walking foot for the large panel, and free-motion squares... in the squares!  I kept it somewhat sparse to maximize softness and drape - I hope the girls love them!

If you know me at all, I'm usually all about scrappy binding but these quilts called for a more subdued frame since the blocks are rather busy!  Heath by Alexander Henry in lavender purple, and another of my favorites... Aqua Midwest Modern II by Amy Butler, called "Floating Buds." 

 A couple embroidery hoops filled with scrap fabric from the quilts... plus two purple rain cloud hoops and two stinking adorable owl softies handmade by Jaclyn...


 ...turns a blank room into a nursery suited for two baby girls! 
Opposite (behind me) is a dresser with diaper changing area, thats it!  I guess I keep things simple.  Because once these girls arrive, NOTHING will be simple anymore!  haha!

Today (March 21st) I'm officially "full-term" at 36 weeks, belly pic coming soon!  Maybe I can even get Eli to be in one with me.  He kisses his baby sisters at least once a day and he loves to feel my belly then say "One kicked me!"

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

The nursery looks great! Love the rain clouds, very cute! I had to stop sewing around 36 weeks or maybe it was earlier, and I was only carrying one. Sounds like you are doing great, can't wait to see your baby girls!!

Marcia R said...

It looks like a very happy place. Nice job! And I'm happy that you've made it to 36 weeks. Can't wait to see the wee babes in their new home!

beth lehman said...

it's a beautiful nursery... cozy and restful. the quilts are just gorgeous!! my twins turned 10 today and while nothing will be the same, you won't want it any other way! xoxo to you (they were born at 36 weeks and 1 day!)

Heather D. said...

It's all wonderful Cristan. Can't wait to see what these babies look like!

Carla said...

Bless you little mamma. I wanted twins back in the day. We had 6 --- one at a time ; )
Lovely nursery.

Vickie E said...

super cute. hope all is well for you :)

jac. said...

eeee......i can't wait to snuggle with them! Elise saw her first new born today, it was hilarious. I think she felt like Eli when Elise was eating his dinosaurs....."hey, what is she doing?!?!?"

O'Quilts said...

I am really excited for you. Your nursery is perfect...Good for you..I like it all...good luck now...soon:)

9patchnurse said...

What a lovely nursery! Congratulations and good luck!

Becca-Lou Creates said...

You've made a beautiful room for them. Long. May they sleep in there!
Good luck x

Susie Schrader said...

Any time you go a few days without posting I just assume the girls have arrived!!! The nursery is very cute! Congratulations!

Molly said...

Good luck and best wishes! What a fun adventure is beginning!!