February is the month for love (and pancakes!). People at work say Valentines Day is too commercialised but I think it is only as commercial as we make it. Here at the Across the Pond sew-along we are moving from commercial to homemade as Amy
has decreed that February is the month of the HEART. For this month's sew-along project we can make anything we like just so long as it is heart related. Amy is teasing us with a promise of a wonderful project whilst Susie has created a cute heart snowglobe mug rug
. As for me - you will just have to keep on reading to find out about my free pattern. We hope you will share your pattern finds with us - search the internet and make any of the many wonderful heart projects out there, then upload your photos to Flickr and post the link to the pattern in the Flickr group
so that others may have a go.
Just to get you started I have found the following free
Just click on any of the pictures above and it will take you through to the tutorials and patterns.
Sneaky eh - my little freebie added in with the likes of Martha Stewart and Amy Smart? I make no excuse for being so brazen! But it should come as no surprise to any of you that my heart pattern for this month is a Valentine Coaster. And note that I have made two valentine coasters - one for me and one for my valentine!
If you are participating in the Quilting Gallery mug rug swap then you might want to check out the Mug Rug Swap Etiquette
page added to Mug Rug Basics above. There are hints and tips on making this swap a fun-filled affair.
Sew until next time .............