I'm up for the 2nd time today. I really wanted to watch the wedding, and since my body clock didn't really know what time that was, it seemed to wake me a lot last night. Finally, at 4:15, it got it close enough so I grabbed my clothes, socks, and shoes (no fancy hat though) and hightailed it to the TV to take in the festivities. I figured I did it for Diana, so Kate should have equal billing! LOL I really started yawning about the time they were to make it outside to the balcony, so I crawled back into bed instead figuring they probably wouldn't make a huge deal out if anyway.
Now, I'm up for good, I think, and I really need to get something done. The Mug Rug swap has started and you won't believe this, but they gave me a partner who does NOT like raw edge applique. Yes, can you believe? What were they thinking? I've had a few things drawn for that swap for days already and now I can't use them. Instead, I made this early yesterday:
I made that as a spoof! There were so many "too simple" quilts in the doll swap, that I thought I'd bring up the bar (so to speak) immediately for the Mug Rug swap. I sure hope everyone got the "picture". No one really said much though since they have a rule of no negativity. Bummer!
Right after I did that one, I got going on something that might please my partner though. Her favorites are filled with tons of pieced blocks and quilts so I did this one:
I really wanted it to all work out math wise, but with my tiny colored squares being 3/4" I was having a time of it working it all out mathwise, so I thought I'd just make the darn thing and let it go. I'm sure I'll come up with something else by the send date anyway. Here is the back:
Last time, someone suggested that I should try two layers of batting, so I did, but I'm really not sure if I like it. Too poofy, I think!! Look at that back binding. I had to pull my brains out to get it straight and now you can see all the stitches. UGH! Besides, now it feels like a potholder! Double ugh! What do you think? Do you make mug rugs? How many layers of batting do you use?