Friday, December 31, 2010

Mug Mat aka Mug Rug

I found this really great coffee mug that I just loved and wanted to make a mug mat for it. A border print and some fat quarters in complimentary colors found their way into the card tricks block pattern. I'd never made that pattern before so it was a good way to try a new block.

It finished of about 8 1/2" by 12" so there will be plenty of room for a snack and what I end up using my mug mat for - - a place to park the cell phone.

This set is going out as a gift. I'm really happy with the way it all turned out.
Click on each of the pictures for a close-up view.

And another one using the same fabrics in the twister pattern that I got done just under the wire of 2010.  The foundation blocks were cut at 3 inches and the template was just a shade over 2 inches.  The Mug Rug turned out finishing at 8 1/4 inches by 11 3/4 inches for the entire piece.  The center 'twister' area ended up just under 7" X 7" so it shrunk up 5 full inches just in the pinwheel area!!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Nativity is up

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... the tree is up and the Nativity is in place. Without the nativity, it just isn't Christmas. This year Brian placed all the pieces, and with only a tiny adjustment from me, it is in place and literally glowing above the TV where it holds the place of honor in the family room.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Table topper - Mini Quilt - Dolly Quilt ??

I guess this will end up being whatever the person getting it wants it to be.  I believe it could be used for any one of the choices, or all 3 depending on the whim.

It ended up being 16 X 21 1/2 inches which would qualify it as a mini quilt.  I believe it will be very close to the right size for a doll cradle where it's going, and I could easily see it on a buffet or table. 

This is the print that I used on the back.  Again, it could be used for all the uses I've already mentioned.

I can see all the girls in our family in this print.  My mom loves cardinals, one sis is a bird lover, another has snowman dishes, and I just love the trees.  hmmm  wish I had more of this fabric now!

This view shows the twister pinwheels a bit better - and the machine quilting I did on them.

I'm tickled with the way it turned out.