Friday, 3 July 2015

Night Owls Mug Rug Pattern

Night Owls Mug Rug
One of the things I love about mug rugs is that you can make them quickly by machine ....

.... or more leisurely by hand .....

Either way you can use scraps of fabric and felt to create a little piece of fabric art to keep or to give.

And, as this new Night Owl mug rug pattern is similar in many respects to my original Two Owls mug rug, the hints and tips provided for that pattern are good for this one twoooooo!
Two Owls Mug Rug
 Until next time ........

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Stacked Hexagon Hanging Hoop

I have completed my second project from Amy Sinibaldi’s wonderful book “SweetlyStitched Handmades”.  I chose to make the English paper pieced 'Stacked Hexagon Mug Rug'.

But it morphed into a Hanging Hoop tidy for the sewing room.  
A 12" embroidery hoop keeps everything neat and tidy
Two projects into the Sweetly Stitched SAL on Instagram and I am loving this book even more.  

And I know exactly what I shall make next time .......

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A BAD Rail Fence Mini Quilt

My BAD block 172 is actually four little 2¾” rail fence blocks joined together to make a 5" patch.  

BAD Block 172 

Jill, over at Apple Avenue Quilts is posting a mini quilt pattern each month for the rest of the year.  The 'rail fence' paper-pieced block and mini quilt are the free pattern for June.   

In keeping with my BAD (block-a-day) aims I used only scraps of fabric for this little quiltie. Can't think of a nicer way to use up those thin scrappy strips can you?