Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Chinese Coins X Completes a Pair for Twins

This quilt is very similar to the previous one. I planned to gift it to siblings but friends expect twins soon. Perfect timing.

The quilts include many of the same fabrics but previous one has yellows on the outside while this one has blues. Also, I was running out of Coins {Is that even possible for me??} so I used the very last of the green leaves to extend shorter Coins to finish columns.

Chinese Coins X quilt

Again it's quilted using yellow and blue threads with the walking foot perpendicular to the Coins. Simple but effective.

Chinese Coins X quilting detail

The photo below contains glimpses of the backs and bindings of both quilts. All are from my stash and binding leftover box. I love the blue pebbles; there was enough for one entire back. The other has an old Kaffe with a sliver of those pebbles to make it wide enough. Another connection between this pair.

Backing and binding details for Chinese Coins quilts IX and X

All this dark binding was already seamed and they make a lovely sharp edge.

Here they are after washing. As always, I like the way quilt crinkles when the batt shrinks in the {tepid water, gentle cycle} wash.

Chinese Coins quilts IX and X after washing and drying

Fair warning, the quilts shrunk about 3-4 inches.

Chinese Coins IX and X quilts folded and ready to gift

Previous posts:
  1. Creating IX and X from leftover Coins
  2. Tops sewn
  3. Chinese Coins IX quilt finished
Quilt Details
Size: 38" x 40"
Design: Chinese Coins
Batting: Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon100% cotton
Thread: yellow and blue 50/2 Aurifil cotton
Quilting: walking foot SID and parallel lines

Quilted, bound, signed, washed, and blocked. In the mail tomorrow.

Enjoy the day, Ann

28 comments:

  1. Hurray for not one finish, but two! The mom is going to be over the moon when she receives her parcel!

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    1. I'm over the moon that these have the perfect home to go to. Hurrah.

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  2. Beautiful pair of twin quilts--just enough alike and different, too. Love that pebble backing...lovely works hugs,Julierose

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    1. Both backs are so soft. I'm glad these aren't identical whether the twins are or not. Thanks, Julie Rose.

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  3. What a beautiful pair of quilts, and just perfect for a pair of twins. All those different fabrics make it so intriguing and the quilting is great on it.

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    1. Thanks, Shasta. I'm so glad they are done and off to their new home. I do enjoy working with loads of different fabrics like this.

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  4. Absolutely lovely! Great matching quilts for twins. The blues you have used are really jewel like. A super combination nation with the yellows and greens.

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    1. These quilt fabrics do look jewel-like. Nice and bright for babies. I'm glad they coordinate rather than match. Thanks for writing, Linda.

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  5. Simply beautiful. I love this entire series.

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  6. This is awesome. What a labor of love! And the best thing about making them 'scrappy' is that they are much more likely to be well used and loved, not put up as too special for use!

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    1. I agree, Audrey. I don't want them held back. People appreciate what they use, not what they stick in a closet.

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  7. Your twin quilts will be perfect for the twins. Good job!

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    1. Thanks, Emily. I like that they aren't a matched set but do go together.

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  8. Great finishes! Everytime I see your progress on your Chinese Coins, I think I need to try it too.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. Coins are a wonderful way to use up scraps. You can organize by color or value or just put things together and see what happens.

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  9. FANTASTIC! What a marvelous pair of quilts for a set of twins.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I'm glad these are going to twins.

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  10. What a gorgeous pair of quilts; similar but different.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. They only way I could make two is "similar but different."

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  11. Congrats x 2! A twin celebration!

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    1. I'm just glad the twins are someone else's. It was fun to have friends who are twins but what a lot of work for the mother. Wow.

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  12. Ideal quilts for twins - no fussing as to which twin has which quilt. They're beautiful Ann.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. Good point. They can easily tell them apart. I'm glad they are done before the babies arrive.

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  13. The blue and yellow make an attractive contrast.
    Great finish, they will be appreciated!

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    1. Thanks, Janie. I like the blue and yellow fabrics, too. They are so much better than my original pull.

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  14. Oh dear--I hope you are able to replenish your chinese coins units as I just love, love each and every one of these quilts! The green inserts add a wonderful detail!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. The scrap bag is never empty long.

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