So it's our day on the blog hop, and we're super excited about everything that we've got to talk about.
I guess we sort of have two projects that we came up with. The first started out as a small (carnival-inspired) handkerchief-sized quilt, but then it blew up into a big ordeal (as is usually the case with any project we start)... which then led us to come up with our second... slightly less involved project. Both are super on-target in terms of theme though, so I plan on discussing both... because they're ADORABLE! And as with any project in the Jung family...we documented them with copious amounts of pictures...
So this past weekend, my new boyfriend Atul had the privilege of being my photo assistant for the day. (see below)
He's so cute I can't even stand it!
The location that I chose for this little photo shoot was Princeton University. ...On the ONE weekend when all of the freshman were moving into their dorms.
So there were throngs of students... parents... moving trucks... etc. through which we had to navigate... with quilts... and a box of fabric icecream cones. It's safe to say that a good time was had by all.
Anyway, aside from the fun photoshoots that go along with bloghops... We had a series of questions that we had to answer...
And if you keep up with our blog, you'll already know that Carrie, my younger sister has joined the team now, so the three of us have tag-teamed the following questions.
What's your favorite fair food? If not fair, then just food!
LAUREN / Hmm, I love fair food! Hotdogs, popcorn, funnelcakes! All fun and wonderful. ...Until the ride home when the post-fair nausea begins to set in.
JESSI / Candy apples - of any and all kinds, from the traditional red candy glaze with nuts, to the chocolate and caramel covered apples. I try to eat healthy food...I mean it IS a fruit.
CARRIE / For me, it's not a trip to the fair without a funnel cake.
What's your guilty pleasure?
LAUREN / Internet shopping! I love it entirely too much.
JESSI / Cappuccinos and Lattes - always iced - always caffeinated!
LAUREN (on CARRIE's behalf) / Anthropologie. If you were to check out Carrie's closet, you'd think she held up like ten Anthropologie stores at gunpoint. :)
What's on your bucket list?
LAUREN / 1/Machu Picchu 2/camp in the middle of the fall (right as the leaves are changing... this will probably happen this year) 3/learn a new language 4/vacation in one of those huts in Bora Bora 5/own a pottery studio (I used to do a lot of ceramics in college... definitely something I miss A LOT!)
JESSI / Would you believe, I have yet to go on a cruise?
CARRIE / Well...until recently, it was to be an extra in a movie or TV show. But soon after moving out to Albuquerque I finally got the awesome opportunity to be in the show In Plain Sight. You can find me in Season 4 episode 3. I am the bridal store attendant. It was especially exciting to watch it later because I have a full 4 seconds of screen time and my face isn't blurred either!
What inspires your work?
LAUREN / Internet shopping. :)
JESSI / Well, nature, of course; it's kind of like the beauty pageant answer..."world peace". But I also get inspired through fashion....magazines, catalogues, shop windows. Or I might see a mosaic wall, or a design in a carpet, and think - "that would make a great quilt!"
What movie do you watch again & again?
LAUREN JESSI CARRIE / My Cousin Vinny.
Do you sing when no one else is listening? If so, what is the song or artist?
LAUREN / I've been told I'm tone deaf... so my family only wishes that I would sing while they aren't around. But when I'm in a really good mood I bust out my best rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart". ...And Mr. Roboto.
Tell us about your pet… picture?
LAUREN / I'll let my mom take this. She's our "Rudy Spokeswoman"...
JESSI / This is Rudy - he's a Westie! VERY strong-willed!!!! I think that's what I like about him the most! Dogs in general add so much to a household and family...they are always happy to see you, and they never give you any "lip". Just like our children, right? And he's the only one of my children that get's so excited to see me that he tinkles (just a little) on the porch, when I get home from somewhere. And you don't get much cuter than that.
What do you wish people would ask about you more?
CARRIE / I would love it if more people asked me what I do out here in Albuquerque. Because aside from being the very capable project manager for Lauren + Jessi Jung Designs, I am also the local host of All Things Considered on 89.9 KUNM!
How many quilts have you made?
JESSI / hundreds
CARRIE / 4
LAUREN / I have big plans... *rubbing hands together as if to imply something wonderful is in store*
What shows do you TiVo?
LAUREN / Magnum PI.
CARRIE / Battlestar Galactica...just watch it, you'll be hooked too.
So now onto our Country Fair Projects!
Our CELEBRATION QUILT (see below) was designed with a seriously country-fair-esque theme. (Production of this pattern is currently in the works and should be available for sale very soon!) And we think it would make the perfect wall hanging backdrop for a child’s birthday party. Or you could use it as a festive covering for the gift table!
And as a cute little accessory, these ice cream cones can be whipped up in a flash, and given out as party favors. These are our official blog hop project. The instructions and a link to the template can be found below:
The cones are modified from a pattern by Tone Finnanger in the Sew Sunny Homestyle book.
ICE CREAM CONE FAVORS
- Trace and cut out pattern templates.
- Trace templates on WRONG sides of chosen fabrics. Cut out fabric pieces, leaving ¼” seam allowance.
- Pin pieces, right sides together, with ice cream on top. Use template to help with placement. Sew on curved lines.
- Trim seam allowance on curved edge. Cut slits between curves. Push curves out and press edge.
- With right sides together, sew down side of unit. Turn right side out.
- Tuck ice cream inside cone. Top stitch along curved edge ( below curves).
- Pull ice cream out of cone. Stuff with fiberfil.
- Turn ice cream top edge under, and hand sew a running stitch along folded edge. Pull thread to gather, and knot to hold.
- Attach a red pom-pom (cherry) to top of cone.
Lastly, my mom and I also want to mention that both The Celebration Quilt and the fabric ice cream cones feature our new FLORA fabric line. FLORA is our third line and it will be in stores next month! It was inspired by an English Tea Party ambiance... with secret gardens, and small aviaries. My mom is obsessed with plant drawings that show off their roots as well as anything involving birds. We really wanted Flora to have a more elegant/decorative feel, and I think that came across with the set that we turned out.
And that should do it! You have reached the end of our Blog Hop Post. I know, I can be a bit long winded, so to reward your patience we are offering a giveaway. Two lucky winners will be receiving a fat quarter bundle of FLORA! All you have to do is post a comment. We will be announcing the winners a week from today! Thanks again for stopping by!
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Be sure to stop by the next blog on the hop, Stephanie from Lily Ashbury.
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