The Making of a Starlett

I finally started work on a quilt I was commissioned to do about 10 mos ago. Better late than never right?

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs. The fabric collection is called Bandana and is also by Me and My Sister Designs.63D80EFA-ACCF-4B9B-8CDC-52C545C64180

Honestly,  neither the pattern nor the fabric would be top choices for me personally, but I LOVE the way these blocks are turning out.45808C0D-82CF-4E09-900C-38B1C5591963

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There are a bunch of HSTs which means a lot of marking.  I picked up this handy dandy board during a shop hop.  It’s covered w/sand paper and prevents your squares from slipping around when you mark them. It’s basically a large emery board. F572D366-C7B9-4826-86D6-C7B721706A42

I’ve been chain piecing and cutting. CB35AD46-D157-4C28-9195-B85A70D81665There are also a bunch of cut-offs, or leftovers or whatever you call them.  I know there’s a proper quilting term for them, but I just can’t think of it right now. C8531262-961C-4A21-8C79-35628E32F369

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Whatever they are called, they’ve made A LOT  of leaders and enders. Are they bonus blocks?A8378ECB-4BFB-40CF-A1FC-40804E17CBF1

I’ve made 8 of the 16 blocks.  When it’s finished it will look something like this but w/a border.Starlett

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Mo Better Blues

After not really feeling my first batch of mug rugs, I decided not to use any of the original Asian fabric after all.

I instead chose these blues, which still give off an Asian vibe. I like these much better.  
In addition to the Mock Logs block, I made one called Forest Paths. Both patterns are from Quilt Blocks Galore aka Quilter’s Cache.a955d188-3978-45ea-a379-8c5c9fc5f4f4

It was quite the chore binding the first block, so I opted for a quick turn/birthing method on the second one.  This suited me much better and it’ll be my method of choice for finishing any/all mug rugs I make in the future.72868755-17ca-4e7c-9bca-6c4ca33eb81f

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Done, given, and loved!

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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.

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