Wow, I can't believe not only is it February, but the first week of February has already passed. The weather here has been brutal, so I'm all for February going as quickly as possible.
One of my 2011 quilting goals was to take a little time after finishing each major project to spend some time playing with the scraps and work on a little project...and I did... I spent the last day of January playing with my A la Mode scraps.
Here's my first mug rug....on the rug, with no mug . . .
I don't think I'll ever put a mug on this rug.
I had a fun and relaxing afternoon making it, a nice change of pace.
I made the same basket block that I made for A la Mode, I just cut it in half. Here's the original block with the mug rug block.
After I made the small basket block, I realized it would have fit in the center of the large basket block! Wouldn't that have been cute, to put some little baskets in the center of some of those larger basket blocks! It's too late for me now, no more changes for A la Mode, it's done! But if you're thinking of making that basket quilt give it some thought!
I'm sure there are tons of these pictures out there, a view from my deck. It's going to be very cold the rest of the week, so I'm guessing my view won't be changing anytime soon.
Right now I'm working on a simple star project, I'll blog about it another day, but next up,
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This quilt finishes at 84" X 87" and is made up of 9 inch blocks.....THANKS CARRIE, I just love 9 inch blocks, 12 inch blocks seem to be very popular in patterns, but I prefer 9 inch blocks or smaller, so right off the bat, I won't have to "Thelma Size" the pattern.
I've been eager to start this project ever since I saw the finished quilt while taking classes with Carrie Nelson last fall. I love how the border doesn't really seem like a border and the subtle large stars in the background of all those small stars.
In the hopes that I can talk one of you out there into sewing along with me, I'm giving away an Eventide pattern. If the Fat Quarter Shop will ship it to you, then you are eligible to enter. So far this winter, we've had 22 inches of snow, in your comment just let me know if you've had more or less snow at your house.
If you win, you don't have to sew along with me, but it sure would be fun!
You have until midnight CST, tomorrow, February 9th, to leave a comment, I'll announce the winner on Thursday.