Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mug Rugs and a Mother's Day Gift.


First off I would like to thank every blogger who linked upwith TGIFF on friday.  It was fun hosting the party.
I've had a great week in my sewing room - getting a lot more done than normal.
I decided to make some work to go in my Etsy shop, so I started with mug rugs, like the ones I made to sell in aid of Dementia UK.

This is a set of 4 in bright colourful fabrics.

These measure 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" - just a nice size.

Next up are a pair of mug rugs in slightly calmer colours.

I decorated these ones with a little Suffolk puff flower.

It's Mother's day here in the UK today so I thought I'd make Mum a little mini wall hanging.

I used the same method as the bigger wall hanging but changed the colour schem to match Mum's living room.
( She has a pink settee!) 

It was a lovely sunny day yesterday and I managed to get some really good photos which show up the quilting.

Close up of flowers.  You know it's funny becasue I showed this to my twin brother who is a tattooist and he asked me where I got the design for the flowers.  I told him ' out of my head - I made them up'.  He said he'd been working on flowers ( that he designed)  practically the same, even down to the little ring of circles in the flower center - on a customer that day!   Isn't that spooky ?  - must be our twin thing again!
Anyway, back to the close ups :

I'll take this up to Mum later on when I go and visit.

Today I'm going to make a pyjama case, which is a request from my youngest daughter and later this week I'm planning on finishing a quilt top I've been working on. so I'll leave you with a sneaky peek at that.

Have a good week everyone.


Connie said...

What a beautiful gift for Mother's Day and that is neat that you and your brother were actually doing almost the same design!!

happydaysquilting said...

Beautiful quilting, and I love the shading on the feather, your Mum will be thrilled.
Your dresden plate quilt was awesome too!

Diane-crewe said...

your mum is very lucky ...lovelly work x

Jan-Maree said...

Love your mug rugs and the wall hanging for your mum is gorgeous - she is bound to love it. The colours in your quilt are lovely too- really soft and pretty!

Caz said...

Beautiful quilting as always. Such a delight, which I am sure your mother will enjoy XX

Hillbilly Tonya said...

You do such beautiful work. Love the rugs and the hanging!

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