Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spin Cycle

We're copy cats...we know. This quilt looks almost identical to Cluck Cluck Sew's perfect Spin Cycle Quilt. Ever since we saw this pattern, we've been meaning to make one of our own...exactly like hers. We bought the pattern here.  

We copied Cluck Cluck Sew's color scheme because we loved it so much! We promise that sometime soon we will make a girly quilt packed full of pink...we just can't get enough blue.

The white stipples pop on the bright blue back...and we mean BRIGHT!

If you would like to have this for yourself,  come visit Quackadoodle Quilt on Etsy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

L'Amour Wirlygiggle Quilt

Our wild thing (or should we say whirlygiggle?) quilt is finished.  The tutorial for assembling the blocks can be found here.  We blogged about the fabric in this post.

This picture shows off the machine quilting and the bright red well as a super tall weed plant.

As always you can find this quilt here on etsy...our plan for the summer is to make some quilts that we will actually KEEP.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Snowballs and Sunshine

The sun is shining and the grass is actually seems ironic that we made a SNOWBALL quilt in May. This is our second quilt in this pattern. Our first quilt can be found here...we never got a chance to blog about it because we made it before we started this blog. We've definitely become better photographers since then...

The machine quilting was simple but cute. We quilted it diagonally to create a diamond pattern.We love the way it looks on the navy blue back.

You can purchase this quilt in our etsy shop.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Snowball Quilt Top

Here's yet another quilt top, packed with reds and blues and dots. Can we get any more original??? We wanted to try a new color scheme, but we figured we should deplete our fabric stash first. Don't get us wrong: We LOVE this quilt top! Can you guess where we bought the fabrics? (Joann's, of course)

This is our favorite block. It ties together all of the other fabrics really well. We can't get enough of those trucks!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Our last custom-ordered quilt is done...(until we convince ourselves to make one again)!

It's all packaged up, ready to be shipped off. It's kind of sad to see it go, even though it's not our usual quilt. We're not big on solids or semi-solids, but now that it's stippled and bound we will be missing this.

The tutorial for the pinwheel blocks can be found here. Our first pinwheel quilt can be found here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tutorial: Easy Whirlygig/Wild Thing Block

Note: Must iron blocks before picture

We whipped up these blocks blocks last week from the L'Amour fabric. Here's an easy tutorial on how to make a wild thing/whirlygig block:

For one 12" finished block you will need:
  • 2 colored rectangles- 6" x 6.5"
  • 2 white rectangles- 6.5" x 8"
1. Cut out your colored blocks 6" x 6.5". Stack your colored blocks as high as you feel comfortable cutting through. Layout your blocks so that the 6.5" side is along the bottom of your rotary mat.

2. Line up your ruler so that there's 2.5" on alternating sides. (see picture above.)

3. Cut your colored blocks along the lined up ruler. They should look like the picture above.

 4.  Cut out your white blocks 6.5" x 8". Stack your white blocks as high as you feel comfortable cutting through. Layout your blocks so that the 6.5" side is along the bottom of your rotary mat.

 5. Line up your ruler so that there's 3.5" on alternating sides. (see picture above.)

 6.Cut your white blocks along the lined up ruler. They should look like the picture above.

7. Sew a colored piece to a white piece. Layout your blocks like the above picture. Sew them all together.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Best Kind of Mess

This lovely little stack of fabrics is for a custom-ordered pinwheel quilt that we are working on.

The quilting scraps make the best kind of mess on our floor. Yesterday we cut over 100 half-square triangles,  and hopefully today we can make some more progress. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gone Missing

Sorry we've been MIA, we've been busy. Here's to more blog posts in May!

This quilt is the reason why you haven't seen much on this blog recently. Our aunt pre-ordered this quilt way back in March, and we finally finished it 2 months later. This isn't a quilt we would normally make, color-wise or pattern-wise, but we LOVE the way it turned out. The yellow is so bright and summery! If you are looking for an easy log cabin quilt tutorial (or you just need your daily dose of laughter) you should check out this video!

Happy Quilting!


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