Thursday, February 24, 2011

Call Out for "Pay It Forward Participants"

Mug rugs awaiting homes.... Each rug has a unique touch, all using the same fabrics with slight variances. The base fabric of green with gradations of blue dots is from a past Jane Sassaman line. I have to say I miss that line of fabric. It came in several colorways and I am lucky enough to have partial bolts of yellow, blue, green and the pink. You are likely to find a bit of one in many of the projects I have completed. The front of each rug (measuring approx 6" X 10 ") has two sections, one for the cuppa and the other for the treat.

The sides are separated by a small strip (like the one in the photo on the right). One side for your cuppa' and the other for a treat.....Machine sewn blanket stitching using variegated threads can be found accenting some of the strips. Quilting follows the tiny blocks or creates diagonal interest. Some of the quilting follows through onto the reverse side. Great way to experiment with your machines stitches, fabric combinations and as always new quilt patterns and techniques..
I am thinking that I may continue with some of the strip quilting, but use the base fabric in other quilt blocks...Any suggestions for patterns that would lend themselves to this style???
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Oh, almost forgot. Some of these mug rugs have a bit of a surprise. Several sport pockets,  one has a diagonal pocket sewn into the binding and creating just a hint of a change in fabric gradation. One has a embellished pocket sporting a floral yo-yo with a double button center. Each mug rug having  a tiny bit o' its own personality.... Great fun to create....

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