Do you need a little something for a gift?
Do you have any fabric scraps???
I may have the idea you’re looking for!
One of the quilt clubs that I attend
decided to have a mug rug exchange this year
& I decided to join in the fun.
I’m so glad that I did!
Look at my adorable mug rug that was made by Suzanne H. :
It’s perfect for me!
Even the hot cocoa mix inside is my favorite!
Pretty cool considering our names all went into a drawing
then we had to wait until our name was pulled
to choose a mug rug that was wrapped inconspicuously.
Probably 3/4 the ladies (& 1 gentleman) got to choose before I did.
I came right home,
gave it a hanger
& hung it in a place of honor in my sewing atelier.
It now has a home amidst other treasures in and around my new cabinet.
(- the hot cocoa of course.)
It won’t take me very long to think of something to store in that pocket.
Since I spent the entire weekend working on the bazaar for our church’s annual smorgasbord,
which turned out very well thanks to many parishioners,
& our faithful supporters (including some of you, thanks!),
it was Sunday night before I finally had the great idea for my mug rug.
Well, not that I wait until the last minute, but…
1. I’ve been very busy working on 6 new patterns,
who’s covers finally got sent to the printer last week, yay!
2. No great ideas would come to me…
…until Sunday night.
I spied 2 small orphan blocks in the “rag bag” that both seemed the perfect size!
I didn’t photograph any of this because first of all I was exhausted,
& second of all, it was getting down to the wire!!!
I noticed one of the blocks coordinated with my two leftover teeny Tiny Dresden plates
that I’d left on my cutting table after making this beauty.
Alas, 2 centers, 1/2″ in diameter,
a smidgen of batting and backing
(also from the rag bag)
Oh what fun it is to make a little quilt!
Yes, it was extremely hard for me to part with those 2 teeny plates,
but I wanted to give something that I’d like to receive!
I’m pretty certain the recipient, my new friend, Cathy, will love them as much as I do.
The hard work was done weeks & months ago.
As soon as I get the pattern covers from the printer
I’ll be able to show you how the orphan block came about.
Happy holiday prep &
Just Keep Sewing…