|Goodie Bag Swap in progress|
There will be more later on this project- that's all you get for now. And in the midst of it all, my almost 13 year old, who sews herself, who I dragged along to my Quilting Guild Meeting last Saturday, asked me to make a Mug Rug for her. I guess I've been talking up my Mug Rug from Susan Phillips, and using it every day. So, I
|The stitching says, "You are my favorite cupcake"|
And then I started thinking, if we do something for her birthday, it would be nice to have" a little something" for the young ladies that attend- I started making these.
I mean if my daughter liked her Mug Rug, her friends will probably like one too..... all this in the midst of receiving the fabric from my Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge partner.....
|The fabric from my partner is on the right (4 purples of different hues). I added the left stack of fabric and the green Farmdale by Alexander Henry|
I chose the Dare-to-be-Different Quilt Pattern by Karrie Winters, featured in the current edition of Stitch Magazine, and I started by cutting all the fabric into strips (2.5 inches wide) with the following changes: (left to right)
1. I kept the Deep purples, deep purple
2. Mid tone purples are also the same
3. Pale purples are now pale blues
4. The dare to be Different Red is Turquoise
5. The pale grey background is Alexander Henry's Farmdale in a lovely green print
This quilt will be going to Romania and given I cannot keep light colored anything clean, I figured that having a darker color in the background would be prudent. I will strip piece the back in mostly solids using the turquoise again, a dark solid purple and whatever is left from the Farmdale.
I did also have a bit of time to post some things I have been working on at Jenna's Sew Happy Geek blog and she was nice enough to recognize me (again)- Jenna- thanks!! Guess what she featured (I'll give you a hint- it's featured prominently in this post)........ some of the Mug Rugs I've been working on. Fancy THAT!!!!!
Off to sew my projects in waiting. Wish me luck.