Sunday, January 25, 2015

Flowers Everyday

Celestine's Flowers
I needed a gift for a friend's mom. She is like a mother to me. So, I wandered what do you give a person that has everything. I ponder and decided to make a "Mug Rug". I look online for one. But I thought it would be better if I designed it especially for her.

I thought flowers would be nice. She would be able to have flowers every morning with her coffee. This would be a perfect gift for her. Sorry to say, my design process took longer than expected. I didn't finish it in time for her luncheon.

Celestine's Flowers

 I had to settle on scarves (not photos) I made earlier. But the good news is, I will still see her on her actual birthday. She will be very surprised to receive a second gift from me.

Now that I made my first Mug Rug, I will make more to have on hand for other special occasions. Stay tune....

How was the Mug Rug quilted? I free motion matchstick  lines using my foot as a guide on the flying geese side. I organic quilted the flowers for an artsy look. I never appliqued this way before. I love the look. Will incorporate it in other small projects.

Mug Rugs are another way to use up your scrap fabric and batting.

Sew to make someone HAPPY!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Tea's Flowers

This month I have been working on my hand piecing. I started this quilt in August 2009.  This is my first hand pieced project. I lost interest because I was piecing too slow. But I was forgetting, if you are new at something, you have to allow yourself a learning curve (Duh!). Now I have a kit setup by my TV chair. I can work on this quilt whenever I watch a program with my DH. I am a bit slow. But I am determine to complete this UFO.  I hope as time goes by I can hand piece faster. Faster: to finish one flower in 30 minutes or less not hours....LOL. I know this is suppose to be relaxing. I'm trying. Really, I am. Maybe as I continue I won't be sooo tense. At least that is what I'm telling myself (tell that to the perfectionist, me).  I plan to hand quilt it, also (Yikes!). Am I  asking for a timeout or what.

Anyway, I hope to finish this year and will have learned to like love  (I appreciate all those that do) hand piecing.

Sew to make someone happy!


Thursday, January 1, 2015

To all my friends,
Happy New Year! 

May you have happiness, good health, and prosperity in the new year of 2015.

Sew to make someone happy!