Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Mug rug swap


I've been busy finishing the mug rugs I was making for Quilting Gallery's swap using the patterns from the patch smith. These are the first mug rugs I have made and they are such cute patterns.

I really love these cute owls.I hand appliquéd them and I must admit to altering the pattern slightly by adding extra flowers.I used flowers cut from a FQ as I liked the centre designs on them. The pattern was great for using up some scraps.

The second one is a winter birdhouse. The roof of our garden shed was a little covered in snow today but it didn't last.

These are now in the post to my secret partner and soon I will be receiving 2 from another secret partner.

On Saturday we had our guide county day which is a training and exchange of ideas day. In the afternoon we showed some of the leaders how to make prem baby quilts. One of them had sewn her own clothes years ago but had never tried patchwork. They all loved the Kate Spain charm pack. This is the happy group that were there at the end of the afternoon.

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday in the UK and I had a great day with all my three children at home plus older daughter's boyfriend. Lots of lovely presents and cards. It was great to have them all here and dinner was very noisy with several conversations going on at once.

Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party

My give away for the Quilting Gallery blog hop party is still open go here to read this post. Click on the button on the side bar to visit more sites for give aways.

I'm linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the river for her Tuesday linky party. Go and see what everyone has been doing this week.

I hope you all had a good day today with time for some sewing.



  1. Great mug rugs! Love the added flowers it really completes it. So adorable.

  2. Love, love, love the mug rugs........so cute!

  3. Your mug rugs are adorable! You chose some wonderful fabrics.

  4. Your mug rugs are really cute, great job!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  5. I love the adaptations with the extra flowers - it looks so good. I can't believe they are your first mug rugs - you have done a superb job and your binding looks so professional.

  6. Lovely mug rugs, I particularly like the owls. What a great thing to teach the leaders!

  7. The two lovely mug rug, I became the owner of it :) I thank you for a wonderful beauty-consuming work.
    Marika loving hug.