Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mug Rug Swap

I signed up for the mug rug exchange before I knew I needed to go to Seattle for 2 weeks so I thought I had plenty of time to complete them.  They took longer than I planned but they are done with the deadline looming tomorrow.  I think they are really cute-I can't wait to get mine.  I will use them for my afternoon tea.  Going to the longarm rental tomorrow to rent a few hours on the machine.  I have the Le Moyne Star table topper and my friend has a queen size quilt.  We will be there awhile:)

Winter Birdhouse Mugrug-The Patchsmith

Two Owls Rug Mug-The Patchsmith

I have made a decision to put away the pies and tarts quilt until I finish the Home Sweet Home-then I will pull it out for handwork at night.  I just have more projects going than I can stand-I want to get something completed!

I am learning a lot from the Dear Jane experience.  My tiny squares are definitely getting more accurate.  Spent 4 hours on Saturday to finish 2 squares-but they are almost perfect if I do say so myself. I used strip piecing-so much more accurate than individual blocks-faster too!

4 1/2 inch square Dear Jane Blocks-black/tan 9 block=3/4 in. and tan/cream=1/2 in

I also bought some Dear Jane material when I was in Seattle.

mostly 1880's/Civil war

And I had some favorite books spiraled so they can lay flat-under 4.00 each and so worth it for the books I use a lot!


1 comment:

Quiltedtime said...

Wow! I had no idea that you could have books spiraled. Mostly quilting books just don't want to lie flat when opened--until they are already losing their pages. Great tip, Elaine.