It Seemed Like A Good Idea

I wanted to make a mug rug for one of my doctors.  Instead of going through any of the many books and magazines I own, (call me lazy),  I hit the internet.

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Some of my books

I found this pattern, Mock Logson Quilter’s Cache.

Then I pulled this fabric. Why? Because my doctor is Asian, and this is Asian fabric.

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My lovely friend Izola, @throughmyeyes on IG, sent me this beautiful fabric from Japan a few years ago. Thanks, Izola!

I cut enough fabric to make four mug rugs. And even before I started assembly, I wasn’t thrilled w/my fabric choices. It’s a bit overdone. I didn’t have to use ALL the Asian fabric I own in a little mug rug.20170225_110953

But, I sewed all four together anyway.  20170226_193306

I’ll have to force myself to finish at least one of them to see if I like it any better.  I doubt I will.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, God bless.

A Thread for Life

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Quick Hand-Makes for Anytime Gifts

My most popular pattern to date is my Easy Reversible Microwave Cozy.

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/easy-reversible-microwave-cozy-reg-size/263517

A few years ago I made one for all my coworkers, church family and friends.

I finally got around to making a set for my own home.  I used one of my Pampered Chef bowls as inspiration for my set of four. 

What makes my pattern different?  It does not require a lot of marking like most of the others I’ve come across. 

You can purchase my pattern on Craftsy for $1.50.  
I also sell a combo pack which includes instructions for medium and large size cozies for $3,

If you are looking to make quick, quilted gifts, look no further!  Your peeps are gonna love these! I guarantee it!

Until next time, God bless and happy stitchin’!

A Thread for Life
In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should,  but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. Romans 8:26

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2016 – Gossamer

I love gifts. I love receiving them, and I really love giving them, especially quilty ones!   Last year I wanted to give a good friend an awesome gift. And of course it had to be quilted.  After brainstorming for awhile and looking online, I came up w/the idea for the best gift ever!
I came across Janeen at Quilt Art Designs who makes fabulous paper pieced patterns. I sent her a photo and asked if she could turn it into a  paper pieced pattern.  She absolutely could, and did! 
This is the photo I sent.  It’s a pic of my friend’s beloved classic bronco, whom he dubbed Gossamer.
This is the pattern she made.
Now all I had left to do was learn the fine art of paper piecing.  
I enlisted the help of my good friend and paper-piecer extraordinaire, Sue!  And for the next 5 weeks, I spent approximately 5 hrs each Thursday making Gossamer. You can read about in this post

And this is Gossamer!



I was so very pleased w/how he turned out so you can imagine how I felt when I found out he got an award at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show!  Yep! He got Honorable Mention! AND it was my first time entering an actual show! Can you say ECSTATIC?! You can read all about it in this post


Gossamer measures 22″ x 22″ and  is entered in the Small Quilt Category.  If he tickles your fancy as much as he tickles mine, I’d be over the moon if you vote for him!  Thank you!

This is my second time participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  My first time was Fall of 2014. You can read about that in this post. A big shout out to Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side for putting this lovely festival together! And huge thanks to the sponsors too for the fabulous prizes!

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