You probably know where I'm going with this—yes, I'm going to make one boy quilt and one girl quilt, to be distributed as needed after the babies are born. If they are both girls or both boys, at least I only have to do one quilt after-the-fact. And I have three more friends who are hoping to be pregnant any minute, so I know the unused quilt will find a home sooner or later.
So here's the first. This is my crib-size version of the Chain Linked pattern by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter. One of the two babies' nurseries will be almost entirely white and cream, so I wanted to do something with that two-tone component. Amy's pattern was perfect for that (I used Kona White and Kona Ivory). And if the other baby ends up with this quilt, it's still neutral enough that it should go with any décor. I just love how the geometric-ness of this pattern works with the geometric-ness of the Modern Meadow prints. And I think I just created a new word—geometricness! Now I just have to figure out how I want to quilt it.
And hey—look what I picked up yesterday! They finished it a whole day early. Let the binding begin!
Last but not least, don't forget about my giveaway!