Teal for Two Blog Hop – Our finished projects!

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Hello dear readers and welcome to our first ever blog hop! We are very excited to be participating in this hop with such a wonderful group of people. Our minis are done and our swaps received and we could not be happier with the results. Not only were we able to make and receive some incredible projects, but we also helped raise $2000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. This has been a fundraiser near and dear to our hearts as this disease has taken the lives of members from both of our families. Ovarian cancer is often found too late, causing a shocking number of deaths each year. Please visit the site linked above so you can learn about the early signs of ovarian cancer.

As you hop across each blog this week, you’ll notice a common theme: teal. Teal is the color that represents ovarian cancer so we all incorporated the same teal fabric into our project. For some it was the centerpiece, and others it was included on the back (like ours), but every swap project contained it somehow.

As it turns out we both chose the same pattern for our mini quilt, so it was fun seeing how one pattern could be so different in the hands of different quilters. As mentioned before, Heidi’s swap partner turned out to be her Aunt Joanne (from the wonderful blog, Everyone Deserves a Quilt) who lives in Ohio. She was so surprised and then totally terrified as Joanne is such a talented quilter. It turns out that Aunt Joanne was just as nervous! What a compliment for them both!

Joanne’s mini quilt is perfectly Heidi, in color, design, and quality. Thank you Joanne!

Joanne's Mini Quilt for Heidi

Joanne’s Mini Quilt for Heidi

Here is Heidi’s mini quilt that she sent to Aunt Joanne:

Share from Pixlr# 2Carly was partnered with Karen from Massachusetts. They were matched by their preference for bright colors and modern design, but aside from that they knew nothing about each other. At first we thought it wouldn’t be that stressful making something for a complete stranger, but when Karen’s mug rug showed up in the mail the pressure was on. Look at the detail and love she put into this mug rug… absolutely stunning, and in Carly’s favorite colors too. All that time and detail, and for a complete stranger, in honor of ovarian cancer awareness. This mug rug will truly be treasured.


Karen’s Mug Rug she made for Carly

Here is Carly’s mini quilt that she sent to Karen:

Carly's Mini Quilt

Carly’s Mini Quilt


Back of Carly’s Mini Quilt


I only used a little of the teal fabric provided for the tag.

If you havent done a quilt swap before, we highly recommend it. We both had so much fun with this project and come on,  who doesn’t love getting handmade goodies in the mail! If you are interested in joining in the Two for Teal Swap with us next year,  join the Two for Teal Swap Facebook page and you’ll get the first word about signing up next summer! A gigantic thank you to Beth at Eva Paige Quilts for coordinating this entire swap.

Please explore the other great blogs featured in the Teal for Two blog hop. All of the participants made such lovely pieces for the event. We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Here are the participants for the 2015 Two for Teal Blog Hop!
October 12 – Twelo Quilting and One Quilting Circle
October 13 – Susan Brehm and Books Hooks Sticks Etc
October 14 – Teachpany and Bobbin’s Lullaby
October 15 – Splitting Stitches and Purple Leaf Quilts
October 16 – Blue Ribbon Sewing and Quilt Art by Megan


Happy sewing!

Carly and Heidi

Mail Day

I love getting mail, especially when the mail includes fabric! I received a fat little envelope today with a lovely bit of teal fabric in it to start on the Teal Mini Swap project, it even matches my coffee cup! My envelope came with an additional surprise. All participants are paired up randomly with a swap partner, mine turned out to be my husbands aunt in Ohio! Mini quilts seem to be all the rage these days so the hard part isn’t coming up with a pattern, rather having to choose from so many amazing blocks out there. For those of you that have never participated in a swap before it is a great chance to explore your skills and meet other passionate quilters out there. It has been a  fun challenge to try and come up with a pattern that I think my swap partner will like and something that I will enjoy making.I am so excited to be part of this project and help fund such important work.

Happy Sewing