I have been sharing about a friend of mine who has just become a grandma for the first time. I am slowly completing a baby quilt for the little guy and a grandma lap quilt for her.
I am using the same color pallet for both quilts, although I am not using exactly the same fabric. And I am using the same quilt block with different sized center squares.
This means that the quilts will have a definite “sameness” and will still be unique unto themselves.
There are so many variations that you can do even within a very small spectrum. Just a shade different here or there will customize your designs. Just a slight change in measurements within a block will give the recipients an entire new perspective on the work. Even adding some sashing changes everything.
It is not usual to give two quilts to one person, although it is the second set I am in the midst of right now. However, it is nice to be able to express myself to my friend with something special for her and for her new joy.
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