Monday, September 26, 2016

Some gifts and a start

I've been working on mug rugs to give to the library staff at the Friends and trustees' staff appreciation dinner after Thanksgiving.  Usually I get little party favors - chocolates, funny socks, etc., and this year I wanted to make something. No fabric or batting was purchased, just scraps! Here are the 13 I made.

I also made a mug rug for a secret pal and will be mailing that eventually.  She asked for a winter one.  It's a swap, and I'll be getting one, too, in a winter theme.  I can't show a photo here but will take one to post in December.

Over the weekend, I also finished a quilt top using half square triangles that I received ages ago in a swap.  I have set it aside for the time being as I wanted to make some smaller things - instant gratification.  I'm not participating in the craft show I've been in the last two years, so I have more time to finish projects.

Of course, I had to start another one, a block of the week called "Be My Neighbor" by Moda. The blocks are 18" high and I'm planning to use stash for it.  Here are the first two blocks.  I have the pattern for the next block, but have set it aside for the time being.  It has a sweet little bird to applique, and I'm thinking of using wool for that.  Will have to see if I have any blue in my stash of wool.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

You have been busy I'm sure your friends will enjoy the gifts