When my granddaughter, Haven, learned at an early age that my favorite color changed almost daily, it quickly became a little game we played together. She would ask my favorite color and then when I'd say "apple green", or "sky blue", or some other fanciful hue, she would always exclaim, "That's the same as mine!"
As Haven has grown older (she's eight now) and asks the color question less often, her little sister, Maelie, age five, has taken over the game.
The sisters recently began sharing a bedroom and their mommy thought that it might be fun for them to have look-alike quilts. Using charm packs from four different lines by Bonnie and Camille, I've created fraternal twin quilts for their bunk beds.
I'm calling the quilt on the left "What's Your Favorite Color, Maelie?" and the one on the right, "What's Your Favorite Color, Haven?" The charm collections: Vintage Modern, Marmalade, Happy-go-lucky, and Scrumptious all worked together well.
All of the navy charms from the various packs went into Maelie's quilt. The dark fabrics keep your eye moving around the simple design. I also added some white/orange Michael Miller dots to the mix.
For Haven's quilt, I added in some brown floral squares by FigTree. I also sorted out the red charms from the packs and set them aside for another project.Both quilts were simply quilted with loopy designs. This one on Haven's quilt I call "eel". Can you see why?
The backing for both quilts features a favorite print from the happy-go-lucky line in four different colors: grey and orange for Haven; aqua and yellow for Maelie.
I didn't include any charms from the Ruby collection by Bonnie and Camille, but I did manage to snag some yardage of the darling pink scallops from that line for the bindings on both quilts.
I'm excited to be giving the quilts to the girls when they come next week to celebrate Independence Day with us.
I wonder what their favorite colors will be?