Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Five (somewhat random) Things




Just wanted to fill you in on some things that have been happening 'round here. 5 things to be exact. Okay, so maybe there are 6 things...BIG DEAL! We all knew the twins over at quackadoodlequilt were never good counters ;) But the sixth item is really just an afterthought, so we should be good.

#1: A baby boy quilt is in order, yes?? The fun part is trying to figure out what pattern to make. Or is that the hard part? :)

 
#2: All (four) of the quilts in our shop can be purchased for 20% off when you use the coupon code FUN2SEW upon purchase. Yippee! Sewing is always fun :)


#3:  We've discovered that we have plenty of quilts. Crazy, right? So a trip to the hills for some stargazing and cookie-and-popcorn-eating was planned on the fly.


#4:  We are putting these mason jar mugs to good use this summer. When it is hot outside, smoothies hit the spot every time.


#5:  We've been dying to show you a glimpse of the swirly machine quilting we are doing on our Swoon quilt.

Sidenote: Please excuse all of the strings in this picture.


#6: We have a quilt top tutorial to show you this next week. Thanks for listening to the update!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Low Volume




It’s always an adventure to make a scrap quilt around here. Usually because it takes some imagination (yeah, that’s what we’ll call it) to create a masterpiece…our scrap basket is looking a little sparse.  But this quilt surprised us and turned out almost exactly how we pictured it.



We wanted to make a baby girl quilt with a vintage feel and a whole lotta scraps and low volume prints. We cut the squares to charm square size: 5 inches. This quilt would look perfect hanging out on the line, don’t ya think? 


The backing is an unbleached muslin and works well with the small-scale prints on the front. For the machine quilting we had to resort to Plan B. Plan A was to machine quilting straight lines along the whole entire quilt. Yeah, we like Plan B much more than Plan A too:

 If you wanna have this quilt all to yourself, you can head on over to our Etsy shop and purchase it yourself :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cheerio


Quick run away! The blogging police are after us! As you can see, we are busy. Hiding, that is. No we haven’t done anything illegal this time, it’s just been forever and a day since we last came to our little creative corner in the blog world. So with promises (pinky promises) to be better, here we are. With a finished quilt, no less. *Drumroll*


The Love Patchwork and Quilting issue 8 cover page just about gave us a heart attack. Seriously. Cutest thing on the planet.


With summer in full swing around here we decided on a bright color combo to match the weather.We even included orange. Orange is really unappreciated in quackadoodlequilt land. Sad, but true.


We chose a bright turquoise backing fabric to give the quilt a little extra something-something. After machine quilting and squaring up we panicked. About binding.


 With the dark backing print we figured we'd better balance out the quilt with a mostly-white binding. The orange dots matched marvelously with the quilt and after all was said and done the binding was a success. We will use more white bindings in the future. Here's a link to where you can purchase the quilt:


Anna and Sarah


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Suburbs


Mission accomplished. Another quilt in the shop. We're on a roll. 

The pattern is Suburbs by Cluck Cluck Sew. The fabric? Wallflowers for Windham Fabrics by Allison Harris.


We tried a little bit of creativity with the machine quilting. Creativity in Anna and Sarah lingo means bravery. We did our basic loopdy loop but went around twice to create a double loop. Sometimes it pays off to be brave. Like today:


The house pattern was a fun make because it's different than the average quilt block. If there is such a thing ;)


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