Friday, December 27, 2013
Hi everybody! Since there is not one, but TWO scatterbrains over here we haven't been to this blog space in forever. We have been quilting though. Imagine that :)
For Christmas we got Wallflowers by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics. And we are totally freaking out.We love the saturated colors and country feel. Any ideas for what quilt pattern we should use? We have to be 100% sure before we cut up this cutie stack. Or we'll be hating life.
We finished a little baby quilt top with scraps from this quilt. All it needs is a little love...aka ironing.
Speaking of ironing, here's another wrinkly quilt block ;) There are eight more just like it. Puhleesee.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
A few months back, we cut this fabric into 4.5” squares and made a whole lotta 9 patches:
So many, in fact, that when sewn together it was a KING SIZED quilt. Since quilting that large of a quilt sounds like no fun, we unpicked that quilt into two smaller quilts, each measuring 57” x 66”.
The machine quilting was simple: swirly loops for both.
The quilts are not exactly identical, but would make a cute pair.
Irish chain quilts are very traditional, and it was fun to use modern fabrics to mix things up a bit. So there you go. Two matching quilts.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
With all the busyness going on we still squeezed in finishing this quilt top. There is always time to make a quilt.We have two more to show ya, but we can't give away all our secrets ;)
The wiggly machine quilting flew by (almost too fast!) on this small quilt. The finished size measures 31" x 36", post-wash.
For those with little ones who want a baby quilt...you can find this for sale on Etsy.
Bring on the Holiday sewing!!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Once upon a time we went Black Friday shopping at JoAnns. The end. Which explains the 16 yards of fabric.
(Don't look too frightened.) Yes, we waited in long lines with a bunch of crazies...but at $1.90 a yard, we could deal with the holiday madness. Barely. Bet you can't top that story :)
Plus we found the perfect color for binding. Hey, who could resist a fabric called "Raspberry Anna"? Wink. Wink.
To add to our sewing madness, we are playing with fabric. So many choices....
Eerrrmm...there are even strings on blocks we've had tucked away forever. That's embarrassing. It just adds to the craziness :)