Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quilting Mini Projects

FlossieBlossom set up the Mug Rug Swap and made 2 little mug rugs for my secret partner. "A" indicated green and grey and dots among her favourites, so I used that as a starting point. I used a piece of vintage Key West screen print fabric of a turtle to applique over scrappy squares of greens and greys. I also made a mini wheel of the same fabrics. For the backing and binding I used some grey fabric that I bought in Amsterdam this summer. I quilted the pieces with wavy lines of light to dark grey thread and a grey spiral on the wheel. These are small pieces about 7 inch diameter for the wheel and about 6" by 8" for the rectangular mug rug. These were a lot of fun to make and were good practice for me to hone up on quilting skills.

I also made a Mug Rug for me with some of the Cath Kidston fabric and mug I bought in Edinburgh. I really like that I made it reversible and used some of the oil cloth for the place to rest the mug on. I love the strawberries too!! This is going to be my go to hot chocolate mug - its nice and big and feels good to hold. Lots of room for marshmallows. I think there are lots more mug rugs to make in my future. Its nice that they are small and can be finished relatively quickly.

And here is the mug rug my partner Kelly made for me. It is so beautifully made, with wonderful colours, design and fabric. I love it.

Kelly also sent me some fabric scraps and a post card with the gees bend quilt pictured - love them too.

I find Kelly's work very inspiring because it is so well done - check out the detail of her stitching --my work has a long way to go to reach this level.