My husband and I are spending a few days on the Oregon coast.
Pics are - my husbands favorite foods, a puzzle I'm doing, the beach at our resort and an appliqué project I brought along. It was given to me because the owner never got around to doing it. It's all printed and I just play a matching game.
And now it's on to a new one. A birdhouse. This has a little more to it. I could wish for a die cutter now.
Eloise(my 2 yr old granddaughter) saw it and knew exactly what to do with it. Put it under the presser foot on the sewing machine. It's a good thing she had already taken the bobbin out. One day she will do a great job of sewing.
I'm in the midst of getting it all fused on. I will figure out the design for a butterfly to add to it.
Mug rugs are the newest quilting idea I've seen on the web. And so I thought I'd give them a try. I'm not sure if I'd really use them, but my girls are starting a coffee bar in our shop, so I thought that would be a good place to start.
You can go to the tutorial here for these mug rugs. They were some that I pinned that I had to try.
I even quilted steam coming out of the coffee cups.
I figure mug rugs are small enough but also large enough to do a little scene on them. I have ideas for my next ones.
This is the only kit I've ever bought to make a quilt from, but it was so cute I couldn't pass it up. I started it back in April. It didn't take me long to get the borders on all the squares. And I believe that was the last time I showed it on this blog. I didn't know who I was going to give it to, so I never got it finished.
Now I know where it's going and here's the finished product.
This is the American Jane ABC quilt kit.
I used flannel for the backing. I always use flannel on the back of my baby quilts, but I normally quilt them more tightly. This one I did a loose stipple because I wanted to get some quilting in the letter blocks, and so the quilt puckered up some. Hmmm. I've never had that happen before. I thinks the flannel is the reason it did that.
But I don't think the baby will mind. He will be able to learn his alphabet from this quilt.
Sometimes I wish I could come up with more exciting titles for my posts. These seem like a repeat of old ones. But it states exactly what the post is about. The progress on this quilt. Here is my first post of it.
Now here is the progress. It seems to me to be a quilt that will be homey and cozy.
And this is the rough draft pattern I'm following as I sew it. I just have to look over at the computer as I put it together.