It's been close to a week, and I bet you might want to know to whom the scraps from the QuiltCon challenge blocks went. (Is that a sentence? I'm thinkin' the English teachers might be out to get me with that one!! Oh well!) Cindy was lucky enough to win them and along with the bag of scraps, I included a surprise. I hope she liked it.
On another front, I received my quilt from the June/July QT Swap where backyard was the theme. WendysKnitch sent me this cute little number:
I don't know if you can tell, but each hole is really a black button. How clever!
I decided to join the August bitty block (3.5 inches) swap again.......I must be nuts making those tiny blocks all the time, but I think I'm hopelessly hooked. The theme this month is cats and Halloween. Believe it or not, I only decided to do 12 cats. I thought I needed a break, I guess. This Fat Cat took plenty of time though:
Hope he didn't scare you!!! lol Here he is with his 11 brothers:
How fun seeing them all together, huh? Although I did cut them all out at the same time, and sew them the same day, each has their own personality, I think. Check it out! I bet you'll think so too. Funny how that happens!
Right now, I'm doing a happy dance!! This afternoon, I received the name of my Scrappy Mug Rug partner! I love the mug rug swap. (Actually, I love any secret swap, but don't tell that to the mug rug mamas 'cause they're all my friends and I wouldn't want them to get upset with me and give me a crummy partner next time, okay??) In reality, I have been so excited to swap again, that I made two mug rugs even before the news of my partner hit my e-mail. Who knows if my partner will like either one, but I will post them anyway and hope for a comment. Why not? I'm thinking this happened because my sewing machine is going in for a cleaning on Monday and I have to use it to it's full capacity while it's still here. What I want to know though is why I am getting all these creative ideas now???? NO Fair, I say!!! You should see all my notes. I sure hope they don't leave my brain for a week. Eikes! Anyway, here is the 1st mug rug:
Did you see the piped petals? That was a trick, let me tell you. First I had to make the piping, then the petals, sew them together, turn them inside out and then finally sew them to the background. Whew! To be honest, I don't like it as much as I thought I would. I probably should have used a solid white background. That's what I get for trying to be clever!
So, that's it. Nothing else too much new. Maybe I'll go outside and take pictures of my growing stuff so I have something to show you for next time. Until then, take care and sew something pretty!