Fraternal Four-Patches

The only good things about cold weather are being able to hibernate inside our humble abode, downing cup after cup of caffeinated deliciousness (and if it’s after 5pm, a little Irish cream is just the thing), a fire burning (preferably in the fireplace, but if it’s dinner-time…eh, could be in the kitchen, too) and a nice dog.

Oh, and sewing.  Sewing is definitely on the list of indoor cold weather activities.

While my Furry Minion went under the knife at the vet’s, right along with a handsome sum of my quilting money, my Mama came up to the house to sew with me.

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This is my Furry Minion, not my Mama. You know, just in case you were wondering.

I started out with some scraps that showed up from Heaven knows where and managed to cut them into two stacks: 5″ and      5 1/2″.

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My quilts generally fall into two categories: baby/kid and lap, unless I have completely lost my marbles and taken the plunge with a larger sized project.  Typically, anything bigger and Lennie the Featherweight gets a tad cranky right along with his operator.  These two stacks each made up into nicely sized baby quilt tops.

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Twin #1
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Twin #2

Twin #1 is roughly 35″ square, while Twin #2 is about 30″ square.

I forced myself to go slowly and as this is not typically in my nature, proved to be something of a challenge.  I pressed the heck out of the seams with steam, which I’ve never done before (I’m a starchy kinda gal) and measured and re-measured and re-measured my measuring for good measure.  Are you keeping up?

While two baby quilt tops in one day may not rank right up there on the Accomplish-o Meter for a lot of quilters, it is for me.  I spent my day with good company, doing what I really enjoy.

On to the quilting!

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