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I’m a mom of twins, a boy and a girl. A friend of mine just had twins herself and I decided it might be fun to find a way to use the same fabric line to make a boy and a girl version quilt. I got the idea for this quilt from a pillow I made for Moda Bake Shop last year. You can see it here, it would be fun to make one to match the quilt using your scraps.
1 Layer Cake: (you can use 1 layer cake for both quilts) I used Tweet Tweet by Keiki
1 yard white fabric per quilt for the center
1 yard fabric per quilt for backing
1/2 yard fabric per quilt for binding
Heat N Bond Lite
Buttons, colored thread to embellish applique
Smiley Monster Font (can be downloaded free)
Sew one of the 3 block strips to the 29 1/2″ side of the white fabric. Repeat by sewing the other 3 block strip to the other side.
Sew the 4 block strips to the other 2 sides of the white block. Press. Trim off excess if necessary.
Quilt as desired. I quilted mine with a walking foot in straight lines approximately 2″ apart.
Using a word processing program and the font Smiley Monster, print your name approx 4″ tall. You may need to make it slightly smaller if you are printing a large name.
Trace the letters backwards onto the slick side of a piece of Heat n Bond Lite. Cut out roughly and iron onto wrong side of fabric. Cut out. You can see photos of my applique method here.
Apply to lower right hand corner of the quilted top approx. 2″ from the bottom border.