Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Twin 1 and twin 2

Many moons ago, I had a couple of twins, twin 1 and twin 2.  Born very very early, we didn't know if they'd make it but luckily they did.  Twin 1 loves pretty dresses and sparkly things so set about making herself a skirt after a raid on my stash.

       

Part of me was proud that she had the uber good taste to choose Shelburne Falls.  Another part of me wanted to scream NO THAT's MINE.  But I held that part inside.  And so voila a Shelburne Falls skirt all made and isn't she proud. 

       

Twin 2 likes to be warm and cosy which required a more sizeable raid on the stash.  Ruthlessly and recklessly she hacked into Denyse Schmidt, Pat Bravo, Lizzie House, Basic Grey, Sweetwater, Echino and many other precious pieces.  Very bravely, I never once said no (except when she grabbed some Liberty lawn and then I confess I did draw a little line in the sand).

       

She chose a backing made from a nice piece of Quilt Blocks yardage which I had earmarked for something else (but that's OK).  And, taking advantage of two days unexpected holiday when the school flooded, she die cut 5" squares, sewed them into 16-patches, sashed with some Timeless Treasures sketch, sewed the whole thing together with the backing, inserted a duvet inside and HEY PRESTO, brightly coloured, beautifully patchworky, homemade comfort.  

       

72 comments:

  1. Apple(s). Falling. Far. Tree. Beautiful makes - you must be a proud mama.

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  2. Awesome job girls. You Mom must be so very proud.

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  3. What beautiful, clever little chickies!!

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  4. Brilliant - isn't great to have you love shared by your children .....

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  5. awww you sound quite the proud mum! (understandably!)

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  6. I think this would be one of those fulfilling moments in life. I would be just bursting with pride Lynne. My son was better at sewing than my daughter and made me a happy mother when he was first in class to get his 'sewing machine' license! It's the small things in life .....

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  7. They both did an excellent job! It's so much fun to make things with kids. I have made a couple of projects with my two older boys and I love their sense of pride in the finished product.

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  8. That's so lovely. They both look very happy with their creations. Lucky girls to have access to the good quality stash as well!

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  9. You're a lovely mama letting them raid your stash like that. I dread the moment mine are old enough to do it ;o)

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  10. I would say they have excellent taste - hard to say 'no' to good taste

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  11. lovely girls and so nice that they like sewing!

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  12. Oh the (almost) selflessness of a mother. Fab quilt, fab skirt, fab twins. Proud Aunt.

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  13. You must be very proud of these two lovelies! Great girls, great skirt and great cover!!

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  14. omg - how SELFISH of you not to let go of your precious Liberty Lawn! Hahahaha just kiddin! Your gorgeous gals taking an interest in sewing much be SUPER exciting - well done twinsies!

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  15. Awesome! Such beautiful girls, hold on tight because they grow up too fast!!!

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  16. Those are two talented kiddos you have there.

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  17. How great to see them taking after you!

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  18. What a proud moment! Congrats, wonderful choices.

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  19. Wow girls! They're the ones to watch for the future :) Lynne you are so noble sharing your stash like that :)

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  20. What great bairns you have!! They'd have been the stars of my sewing club...

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  21. They are both wonderful! Girls and projects.

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  22. What little stars! They've done a great job on both projects!

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  23. What a wonderful, heartwarming tale - and badly needed today. Congratulation on your special girls.

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  24. What wonderful projects and talented girls! You must be one proud mum :)

    I'm so impressed that you let them have full access to your stash - I'm afraid I would have been like a two year old: "mine mine mine"!

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  25. Super talented twins! My middle monster loves sewing and is great at picking colours! He is talking about being a sewing/ fashion designer!

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  26. How fabulous is that! Now you can justify buying fabric because its for the girls ; )

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  27. how totally sweet. They did such a good job! And you, oh my! letting them cut into all that preciousness, that would be though. Way to go awesome mom!

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  28. Wow! What a fantastic job, both Twins!

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  29. Awesome results! Well done on sharing your stash thus freely. And I'm sure pretty much evrybody would draw the line at Liberty. ;)

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  30. That is just wonderful!! Awesome job they did and so creative!! You did great and they are following in your footsteps!!

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  31. Absolutely precious daughters!!!!!!!!!! So sweet and what an amazing job they did. So sweet! You must be so proud of them, as they are of you. XXXXXXXX Sondra

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  32. I love when young girls begin to sew! It is a wonderful past time! I honestly wish more people my age sewed.

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  33. You have to be so proud! They both did such amazing jobs. You know I let my two sew but they do know there are 'touch that and die' drawers of fabric. Then there are the drawers they can ask first. And then there are the two drawers that they have free rein. Keeps it all in balance, because if I ever find them sewing with my Heather Ross I don't know who will die first - me from heart failure or the perpetrator.

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  34. Two very successful raids on the stash there!

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  35. You are so very lucky to have twin daughters. I'm so jealous. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys, but really wanted to have a daughter or granddaughter, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. Thankfully, I have lots of nieces to teach to sew and quilt.

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  36. AWESOME! Such a great feeling when you see your kids loving to do something that you love to do!

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  37. Aren't you the lucky mom? I think my daughter (now all grown) is allergic to a sewing machine. She never got the urge......what a bummer!

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  38. Isn't it fantastic when they get creative: they have both made such fabulous things. Both of my two have made quilts and it's so hard not to say 'no, you can't use that fabric...or that.....'

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  39. I need Twin 2's hat! They both look like real characters and what talented sewistas they are. I am just as impressed that you let them (calmly) use all your lovely fabric!

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  40. I can't wait until mine get beyond the One Direction and fighting stage!

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  41. WOW!! How clever are they!! :) x

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  42. You are a seriously cool mum! I think I'm hiding this post from my girl before she gets ideas :-)

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  43. Wow! You have brought your girls up well. And you were very restrained as your 'special' fabric was use. Congrats to the sewing girls on their fab makes. Di x

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  44. You are a saint!But worth it to produce sewing daughters.

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  45. So wonderful to see your creative genius rubbing off onto the twins! Great job Twin 1 and Twin 2! (did the cat in the hat make an appearance at any stage?)!!

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  46. Well done ladies, all three of you :o) Not so sure I could be so quiet if someone went near my stash! lol hugs

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  47. Your blog is heartwarming. It's so pleasant to be reminded of the good things that happen in life. Thank you for sharing a snippet of your life.

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  48. This post just makes me happy....thanks for sharing.

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  49. Wonderful post! And good for you for letting proud mama take over and putting fabric hoarder mama in a corner. :-) I mean, that's what fabric's for, right?

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  50. Such lovely talented girls but no real surprise that they have taken up sewing!

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  51. What a wonderful post! Your daughters are beautiful and clearly have received the creative gene from their Mum. So talented at such a young age, you must be very proud. And kudos to you for exercising restraint in the face of the stash busting that went on!! ;0)

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  52. WOW, wie wundervoll. Super toll was deine Tochter da schon kann. Meine Enkelsöhne sind auch schon hochinteressiert aber auch erst 3 Jahre als, da müssen wir wohl noch ein bisschen warten.
    Sag deine Tochter sie ist ein Naturtalent.
    Lieben Gruß Gisela

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  53. Wow, that quilt is gorgeous. She obviously has very good taste. The skirt that was made is really pretty too. You must be so proud that your girls have such a clear sense of what they like and want and the ability and determination to make the things that they want happen.

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  54. Such clever daughters - they look like they had a lot of fun. You're a better Mum than me.....I"m not sure that i would have been able to bear seeing my stash being raided. On the upside, you will obviously have some gaps that you'll have to go out and fill......!!!

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  55. It is so lovely when your kids like what you are passionate about too. Now the sharing of fabric...that could be a good bartering tool for chores done in the home.

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  56. How darling. I think it would be just wonderful if one or both of my little guys would want to sew... I think they will, but will I be so patient and so selfless as to let them use my prized fabrics? I think that might require a "special" stash of fabrics specifically for their use ;)

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  57. Both their projects are beautiful. Is it time for them to start their own stash?

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  58. Beautiful job on both projects!! And I applaud your restraint! I know I don't have that in me. I hide all my "good pieces" from my 14 year old daughter. Although she has yet complete a sewing project and if anyone in this house is going to have a UFO out of "good pieces" it will be me, thank you very much! :)

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  59. that is so cool. way to go girls and momma!

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  60. What an awesome Mom you are!!! My four year old just recently asked me for a needle and thread. Then shortly after asked me to use my machine. Girls taking after their mamas, love!

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  61. This is my dream - sewing with my girls when they are a bit older! What self control to let them select your most precious fabrics from your stash - I think I might have hidden my favourites ha ha!

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  62. You are a good Mom... I'm not nearly as good at sharing when it comes to my stash:-) The next generation of quilters is going to be awesome!!!

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  63. Your girls are absolutely darling. My husband is a twin, and I take my hat off to you busy moms! Good idea to get them quilting young.

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  64. I adore this post. Did this with my own daughter (who is now grown, a quilter, and beginning to delve into garment sewing) and can't wait to start with my grandgirl...

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  65. Well done twins on these great pieces and good on you mum for your generous sharing. I totally would have drawn the line at Liberty lawn if not before.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  66. Brilliant and beautifully done by both your girls! You must be so proud (and I'm sure your talented daughters will one day let you into their stashes ... oh, think of the fun that will be ;o)

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  67. A better woman than me! My girls are itching to start sewing and I'm having a ton of reservations. They only are interested in the real good stuff!

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