Friday, December 31, 2010

Mug Rugs

I started reading two new blogs this year, Sandi who is a wonderful writer and quilter and Karen who lives in the UK, is a long arm quilter and does beautiful embroidery. Both Karen and Sandi wrote on their blogs about "Mug Rugs", I had never heard of them (maybe these are nothing new) but thought what a cute idea.

I had to try them. I had a panel with 18 of the different coffee mugs and the coordinating this is how mine turned out.

They measure about 6" x 9". I think they are real cute and will make a perfect gift with a cute mug and maybe a Starbucks card included.

Happy Quilting,
Pam O.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let the Challenge Begin!!!!!

Let me start by saying I have used Sandi's pattern of the "Candle Mat" so much this Christmas Season. Not only did I make one for the online swap that went to Norway, but 11 more for my Wednesday Night Friendship Group gift exchange. NOW, I made one for a challenge that could last forever.

This is how it started: Kathy a friend/co-worker sent me a gift this season wrapped in fabric. I told her, if you are sent a gift wrapped in turns on a challenge. You must take the fabric and make something with that piece and send it back wrapped in fabric. She, in turn, makes something out of that piece and returns wrapped in fabric..and so on and so on.
The piece she sent me is the border and a hint in the binding of the "Candle Mat" shown in the picture. I didn't get a picture of the fabric prior to cutting, but it measured about a fat 1/8.
We have no rules other than no stress and no time limit...even if it's only one item per year.

It will be fun to see what goes back and forth from coast to coast, Kathy is in Florida and I'm in California. I'll post as we send and receive. The cupcakes fat quarter is what I'm sending Kathy.

Start something new with one of your quilting friends in a far away place, I know I'm excited about this.

Let the challenge begin!!!
Happy Quilting to all in 2011
Pam O.