Twin Car Seat QuiltsPosted: June 18, 2014
My daughter’s flute teacher is expecting twin girls in a few weeks and her baby shower was held last week. I love making baby quilts, but wanted to do something a little different for this mama-to-be. We attend the same church and I knew the Ladies Quilt Guild would be making crib quilts, so I came up with these.
They are about 22″ wide and about 30″ long…just big enough to cover a baby in their car seat without dragging on the ground. (Of course, it was cloudy and threatening rain when I needed to take these pictures!)
I started with a fabric that had little pennant flags hanging on a line in colors of pink, turquoise, green and red (seen on the triangle in the center bottom of this photo).
Then I added prints that coordinated with the flag colors and other pink and purple prints. Purple is the mama-to-be’s favorite color. I sewed WOF strips together and then cut them into triangles.
On the other side, I had this super cute flannel with turtles in bright colors. I added each girl’s initial on the lower right corner of the back. When the quilt is in a car seat, the end will flip over and the initial can be seen.
I was running out of time and did just simple straight line echo quilting of the seams. I like the little star this makes at the intersections. The binding is purple camouflage, in honor of the daddy-to-be, who is in the military.
These got lots of oohs and aahs at the baby shower and I can’t wait to see them in use!