Friday, August 15, 2014

Someone, somewhere is having triplets

Can you imagine? If you've read any blog post of mine where I even mention my daughter, you're sure to already understand that I'm just not on top of this mommy thing. One child has completely turned my life upside down. I'm sure the problem is with us - either me, or her, or the combination of us because if parenting was this hard for every person, the human race would have just died out by now. I spend some portion of every day wondering why it's so hard - I don't think it should be as hard as it is, but I just can't seem to get it figured out. Maybe someone out there is an expert on parenting an ADHD child with indicators of Aspergers. If so, maybe you could send some advice this way. Or prayers. Or earplugs. Whatever you got.

But back to those triplets. One of my clients requested three baby quilt tops that she will quilt herself for triplets on their way. We pretty quickly decided on using the same fabric line for each, but different patterns and as soon as I hard their names, Abigail, Sophia & Amelia, I wanted them on the quilts too. She mentioned the room colors were pink and teal. I had been eyeing the Emmy Grace line by Art Gallery since before it was available and knew that not only were the colors perfect, but the style would be perfect for such elegant and classic names as well:

The client selected an hourglass, pinwheels and chevron for the patterns and I got to work.

I particularly enjoyed the chevrons. It was my first time making them and I was surprised at how easy it was and how well they came together. I really enjoyed that process.

For the names, I went with gray fabric and white letters. I think the gray and whites in this line are what makes it. But not only was I struggling to make blanket stitching look good, either by hand or by machine, I wasn't quite happy with just gray & white. Lucky for me, I never put anything away because just then I spied some pink hand quilting thread I had recently used on another project. It turned out to be an adorable finish to the names:

Just the right touch of pink. I heat bonded the letters with Wonder Under first, of course.

I hope Amelia, Sophia and Abigail like their quilts. And I hope they and their mother get at least some sleep in the upcoming year!

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish it Friday series.


  1. Ohmygosh- these are so perfect and beautiful What a lucky bunch of sweet girls!

  2. So adorable and putting their names on the quilts was the perfect touch! Beautifully done, every single one!! :)

    I have a 22 yr old daughter with special needs, not ADHD or Aspergers but significant enough to impact daily life. Hang in there. Hold on the the good days (I know, sometimes it's just hours or even minutes) to get you through those rough spots. And hang on to that sense of humor - it will get you through :) I'm going to be giggling for the rest of the day about your end of the human race comment :D Judy

  3. wow, you did a great job, I love the name on them as well. I made matching quilts for twins one time, and added their names as well, makes it extra special

  4. Great quilts. Love how they are the same but different.
    Triplets!!!! Congrats to the happy mama.

  5. Fun quilts and I love that you put their names on them.

  6. How special! This is such a beautiful line.

  7. Those quilts are beautiful, and you did a great job with the names. I love them!

  8. I like your sense of humor....I had two children, when I complained about the stress of my children... my Mom said, I had four kids, quit your whinning and her Mom had 7....think about this....our gene pool was diminished by halves each generation.......HA!! Does that make sense??? I do have 6 Grandkids....3 for each child....whew...the gene pool goes on....

    Great quilts!

    Does that make sense?

  9. Cute quilts! And there is hope for you. Both my sister and my husband have Asperger's (and my sister has ADHD and a few other acronyms). Growing up with my sister it was best when we gave in and encouraged her obsessions. For two years straight she was obsessed with horses. I think we had every YA book on or related to horses, models, figurines, tshirts, the whole nine yards. But she was happy. Hang in there!!!