Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A cabin by the lake

For someone who lives down under and most certainly dreams in color. I can easily picture her painting her front door with polka dots and growing flowers in the sky.

 Rachael, I hope this block brings warmth of spring when you sew your friendship quilt this winter.   

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mug Rugs

Have you noticed after a long break it takes even longer to get back into sewing?

I am going through a bit of that right now. Having too much fun with friends and family has left me a quiet sewing room.

I keep going in there with hopes of starting a new project but it is still rather messy after my last project. And until I clean all that mess up, nothing is going to happen.. I know it.. That's how I work.
I do need to clean up between couple of projects because the mess is distracting. I go with a project in mind and start seeing million other combination of colors and textures since nothing is put away. My brain starts designing quilts but practically nothing happens. So this week, I am going to spend some time and clean up that mess. Hopefully starting with clean design wall and a floor to walk on will help.

But that doesn't mean I have been sitting around and dreaming away.


I made these mug rugs "Pebbles" for our guild auction. My bee group decided to make a basket full of contemporary quilty stuff. They do look better in person but you just have to take my word for it.

  I thought they were not bright and happy enough, so I made these out of confetti of scraps.

And, I had to test with my camera and see how they looked under the cup of coffee mug.

What do you all think?

These have made me want to start sewing again. I can see more of these popping out of my sewing room in near future!