Sunday, November 13, 2011

My First Mini Quilt

Since I am a newbie quilter there are going to be a lot of firsts around here... :-)   I'm going to apologize in advance for the terrible pictures in this post.  They were taken at around midnight in my dark cavelike dining room STRICTLY to document my sewing projects.  Never, never, never in a million years did I think I would have a blog and that these pics would show up here.  I mean really, never.  But anyway...


I made this mug rug truly as an experiment.  I follow a lot of sewing blogs and last year a couple of them had mug rug swaps.  I loved looking at what everyone was making and I just had to get in on the fun.  I didn't make this to swap though, just to make something quick and cute.  The front fabric is from a jelly roll from Hobby Lobby and one small strip of Kona Sand.  The back fabric is from It's a Hoot by MoMo.  I finished the binding by machine and was pleased with the result.  Not perfect by any means, but I'm okay with that.


It measures about 6 inches high and 13 inches wide.  Its big enough to hold my favorite big Starbucks coffee cup and an english muffin (my usual breakfast).  I really need to make another one of these because it took no time at all to make and it was fun!  My stash of fabrics has grown a lot since last year and it would be fun to use a bit of it on another mini quilt. Some of the things on my To Do List  for 2012 (yes, I'm already thinking about next year) are to make something using half square triangles (since I'm a little intimidated by them), a wonky star block, a "proper" log cabin block and an improv quilt. I think another mini quilt using these techniques is in order, don't you?

I'm linking up my post to Amy's Show & Tell Friday Mini Quilt Party! There are some great links there, so check them out.

1 comment:

  1. Your mug rug is co cute is your citrus quilt top is divine! Great work.


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