Sunday, February 27, 2011

Picnic Quilt

After much fabric deliberation, Julie's quilt is finally finished! This one is for her and Todd, not the cats. It's the second one I've made with Moda's Avignon Picnic pattern, though I made my own adjustments since this one involved no jelly rolls. I really liked the first version, but I also really like this brighter color palette.

I did a different design for the back on this one:

Finished size: 39" x 59"

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February Birthdays

February is a popular birthday month! My husband, aunt, and three of my close friends all have February birthdays, so I have a major birthday card session in January. I made only one design this year, with a slight variation. They're much more vibrant than last year's designs.

Black paper behind the greeting:

Red paper behind the greeting:

The blue is not part of the card, just the fabric on which they're laying for the photographs.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hexagon Mug Rug

This mug rug is for my aunt, the same one who just received a birthday quilt. I actually used left over blue fabric from her quilt. She sent a picture of a navy mug with white lettering, saying "Pistons." Since I didn't want to do a basketball theme, I needed fabric that would work well with blue and white. The striped fabric was also used in quilt block #10.

Finished size: 7.25" x 10"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heart Mug Rug

This mug rug is for Amanda. She couldn't send a picture, but she described her mug as "cream with pink hearts that look like they're stamped on." The "stamped on" look was going to be a problem to re-create with fabric, so I settled for some appliqued hearts instead. Fortunately, I do not lack for pink fabric. Three hadn't been used yet, but one was used in both my bento box quilt and my pink and orange quilt while the other is from my and Melissa's pink and green quilt. There's one tiny scrap on the back from my pink star quilt. I absolutely love the scripty beige fabric and it is absolutely perfect since Amanda is my pen pal! It was recovered from the deconstruction of my cat quilt.

Finished size: 7" x 9.75"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bird Mug Rug

This mug rug is for my mom. I really love this design, which is fairly reversible. It incorporates three of the fabrics I used in the blue crazy nine patch quilt.

I actually did this side second and it became the front since I liked it more:

I did this side first, thinking it was going to be the front:

I think a border of dark blue around the bird print would have looked nice, but I didn't want it to get any larger.

Finished size: 7.5" x 10"

The Mug Rug Project

Last October, I asked my mom, sister, aunt, and pen pal to send me pictures of their favorite mug. I planned to make them all mug rugs. I had seen mug rugs popping up all over Flickr. According to the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap Flickr group, a mug rug is "an oversized coaster for your mug or glass or cup and has room for a cookie on the side! It can be any shape or size." My goal was to make a mug rug to match their mug using only fabric from my stash. This turned out to be an interesting challenge since I didn't know what they'd send.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Clemson Clothes

Zack likes orange, so my parents sent him an orange sweatshirt for Christmas. However, since my dad bought it, it fits me better than Zack. I decided to convert it to a Clemson sweatshirt by adding iron on letters:

I also updated this converted fleece:

It really needed a zipper to make it useful, but sewing through the zipper and the orange bias tape was not working, so I got rid of the bias tape. Now that it zips, I will actually wear it.
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