If you remember my string pillow from last year, then this should look familiar. The funny thing here is, these quilts aren't even the main attraction, as it were. These quilts were put together from leftover blocks that I didn't need for a twin-sized bed quilt (that one just needs binding--which is, honestly, becoming the story of my life).
I originally started these last year for a friend of mine with twins but her twins are too big for these now, they are toddlers. These are "baby" baby-sized quilts (as in tiny!)--approximately 27 inches square. Fortunately, another friend of mine has decided to accomodate my gift-giving needs and is having twins in two or three months. So if she is reading this, when she opens these next month at the baby shower I am throwing her, she should just pretend to be surprised. Ahem.
I mixed strips from "vintage" linens (I have discussed this already, go clicky!) with some coordinating solids to make the string blocks. I did an "x" and an "o" because I could; and, well, it seems like a good idea at the time. The quilting was done on my old trusty Kenmore, so it was basted properly and then quilted with straight lines...a little echo quilting action, but really, "a bunch of straight lines".
The baby quilts are infinitely cuter than the twin-sized quilt will be when it's done (it is a proven thing, small things or things in miniature are just cute); but, when I finish the bigger quilt, if you all could just ooh and ahh, a little, it will make me feel as though it was time well-spent.