I posted a peak at these quilts a couple weeks ago on Instagram, and have finally taken some proper pictures of all three to share here. One of our good friends here in Houston just had triplets. There were born 6 weeks early, but all were breathing on their own and all are home now and healthy. It's such a miracle I got chills when she sent me pics from the hospital.
All three babies are boys! and I had the hardest time settling on design for three quilts. Then color and fabric was so hard to choose... I ended up picking a favorite fabric for the backing and sticking to solids on the front. I think three girls would've been easier for me than three boys (sorry boy quilts).
Another challenge was trying to keep the design equal on all three. I didn't want one quilt to be more simple than the others, nor did I want one to seem more complicated. They needed to "match" without actually matching. I'm sure I overthought these things too much, I was stumped for several weeks...but in the end, I love them all.
The flag quilt was made using this pattern. ( I modified it a bit, and used sashing between the flags instead of a border around each flag). I like this one. I wish I'd made the flags bigger, but that's not a big deal. I always enjoy a black and white quilt.
for the backing I used a print from cotton and steel, called Stork Nest. I love the birds, but really love the green color. It's a muted grass green.
for the triangles quilt, I used a dark green solid from Moda (I can't remember the name). It has a little bit of blue in it. I used this triangle ruler, the biggest size triangle you can make. Cutting them out is a breeze, but sewing triangles together can be a challenge! Matching up all those points is tricky. I love the finish, and have mostly forgotten my frustration with points not matching.
Backing is another print from cotton and steel.
And finally a cross quilt in blue. This is such a fast pattern to put together. I cut my squares at 5 inches. The blue is an Art Gallery Solid (don't have the name).
This backing fabric is my favorite of all the quilts. It's adorable. From Dear Stella, called Forest Dreaming, perfect for a baby quilt.
And for the binding, stripes for 2 and this print for the 3rd.