Saturday, November 8, 2014

Show and Tell


We'd like to take you on a trip back to first grade: show and tell! Nothing says "Show and Tell" like a quilt.


This fall we have had quilt projects growing out of our ears and now, out of the blue, all of our projects are getting wrapped up. That's what happens when you use a sewing machine :)


If you have a sweet little one and would like to purchase this quilt, you can head on over to our Etsy shop and add it to your cart. We dare you. No. We triple dirty dog dare you. (That's another reference to first grade)

Since we're on the subject, DIRTY is the word to describe the woods that yours truly ventured into to get the "SHOW" part of this post. Now for the "TELLING" part:

Binding: Striped vintage thrift find
Dimensions: 41" x 51"
Pattern: Swell by Camille Roskellley in her book Simply Retro
Machine Quilting: Loopdy loop...p-r-e-d-i-c-t-a-b-l-e
Number of people it took to finish it: 2
Number of different fabric prints in the quilt: 56?ish
On a scale of one to ten how much we love it: 11.86

Friday, November 7, 2014

Herringbone


 Two quilters-let's not mention any names- decided to conquer another custom order quilt.  Eeek.


We had so much fun making this quilt all come together! Forget quilting...wanna know what new skill we are trying to master? Color naming. That's right. Can anyone differentiate between aqua and mint and teal and baby blue and turquoise and emerald and jade and seafoam green and...yeah. The trickiest part of this quilt was getting the solids just right.  


Let's not even try to name the backing fabric color :) It is Kona Ice Frappe and adds a soft tone to the quilt.


We made a full size quilt for a cute little girl's bed. It's so much fun to make quilts for someone all the way across the nation!


And it's so much fun to be back at the whole blogging thing.

Monday, November 3, 2014

In Lieu of Waiting

So the original plan was to make this post about our latest quilt (can't wait!) but instead we reverted to Plan B...a post about some doings in lieu of waiting for the camera to cooperate. The camera is getting the stink eye for this one: the battery is dead. Waiting for a battery to charge is too much to handle on a Monday afternoon :)


And on a more important note: ordering fabric online should be a big no-no. We were playing the matching game where you match solid color fabrics online with the solids in a quilt and we ended up with different shades than pictured online. That's never happened before. It's a fair guess that we will never learn :)

In this picture the solids match perfectly. But in real life, man, these solids are far from perfect. Bummer.


P.S. Does anyone else see paint chips when they see that picture?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This Corner of the World

It's been crazy busy in this corner of the world for the past months. Not complaining one bit. No siree. Also, we can't count on both hands the number of attempted blog posts: the kind you start to write and don't publish. Fun fact for the day: sometimes blog posts don't make the cut if the pictures and/or content aren't up to par.


We apologize for being gone so long...sometimes it is just nice to take a little-bitty break from blogging to catch up on some of our projects (and to catch our breathes for that matter!). We've been taking advantage and doing a little quilting. Our waning stack of UN-finished projects thanks us!

In an attempt to make this the longest blog post in the history of the world (Quackadoodle Quilt typed sarcastically), we will add a few pictures.

A sneak peak of a finished quilt and some fabric we have been playing with:


A look into our empty Etsy shop...gasp!...


Don't panic, we'll get right on that. Today, in fact!

What else is happening in this corner of the world? Hmm. A few million things. A few custom orders. A few quilts. A few trips to the fabric store. A few trips to the thrift store.

On second thought, change all those "A few"s to "A lot of"s. Thanks :)

We will keep you posted on all of our sewing adventures. So stay tuned!


Catch you later...there is a custom order quilt that we HAVE to finish within the week. This is a tough (more sarcasm) life we lead ;) ;) ;) Or simply a life involving a little procrastination. Look at it either way :)

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