A couple of months ago, my wonderful friend Melissa gave birth to not one but two beautiful babies! Melissa and her husband Danny are two of my favorite people. Melissa and I went to law school together and spent many fall Saturdays together, sitting on top of law school hill devising a plan for how to stay sane during law school while the Mountaineers scored touchdowns in the background. Melissa and I and some of our fellow WVU Law alum (and spouses) get together each summer for a reunion, and the adults are slowly becoming outnumbered by babies and children!
Melissa and Danny’s first daughter, Georgia, is the loveliest little gal, and the recipient of the first quilt that I ever made. For her new brother and sister, I wanted to keep the designs simple and the colors refreshing.
The quilts are unified with a light blue (Lake) Kona cotton background, but then go off on their own colorway tangents. One features dinosaurs and the other cats (and as a good Women’s Studies instructor I reminded Melissa and Danny that both Ivy and Cody can enjoy both quilts–neither is gender-specific despite the presence of dinosaurs and kitties!), the colors from those prints inspire the coordinating fabrics.
I wanted both quilts to have a little something special, so I backed them with a yellow gingham fabric that used to hang as curtains in my bedroom when I was a little gal!
I can’t wait to meet Ivy and Cody. I hope their quilts help them keep warm this cold, snowy winter!