Monday, April 25, 2011

Mug Rugs

I needed a shower gift to go with a couple of cookbooks for my niece and her fiance and made these mug rugs for them out of coffee themed scraps from some table toppers. These mug rugs are fun and quick to make:

I found the perfect mugs to go with the rugs:

I even snuck some selvages into the mug rugs :-)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Table Runner Mania

It's about time I update my blog again. I've been working on too many projects at once and not getting anything completely finished! Here are some twisted pinwheels that I've been experimenting with. A table topper with 7 pinwheels:

Another spring table topper with 5 larger pinwheels. I got the main fabrics in a bundle from my daughter in law for Christmas:

This will be a little doll quilt once it's quilted. I have cool striped fabric for the binding in perfect colours :-). This is done with a charm pack:


Here is the beginning of a hexagon shaped table topper in Christmas fabrics. I'm doing the math on cutting it in the right shape and Math is definitely not my strong point :-):

I also did a spring table topper using a FQ and a metre of striped border fabric. This turned out really cool and I tried out a new quilting design in the center:

The finished topper...the colours are like the above photo, not the bottom one!

From the cut offs of the mitered corners a hexagon mini table topper can be made using a 60 degree Clearview ruler. And, from the little leftovers, I managed to get two coasters...how fun is this?

The mini table topper fits beautifully in the center of the large one. I need to quilt it yet. I hope to use it on my round glass table on our deck outside when spring arrives.



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Colton's baby quilt

In February, we had a baby shower for my nephew and niece, Jon and Megan. My sister said they liked zoo animals, and I had the perfect fabric in that theme and decided to do a spinning four patch. This is the original fabric:

Four identical layers are cut and pinned and squares cut. The four squares are laid out forming a kaleidoscope (there are four options for each set of squares making it fun to play with the possibilities). This was part of the tiger:

Oops..forgot to crop that photo :-)...you get the idea:
Here is the finished quilt:


And here is sweet little Colton enjoying his quilt and resting on a matching pillowcase that Megan made herself to go with the quilt :-):

I found a little bit of giraffe fabric in the perfect colour to do corner squares:

Closeups of the rest of the blocks on the quilt: