Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Day Mug Rug

I had promised myself that I couldn't start any new projects until I finished my works in progress. When I came home from work yesterday, I just felt the need to make something small for Valentine's Day. It happens to be my son's birthday too!  I felt I didn't have any cute quilted item for the holiday. I got home and started looking through my stash and this is what I came up with! It's a cute project and it's finished! No need for guilt!

Here's a close up of my quilting. It's the open head band motif I found on line. It was so fun to practice. I just wish the mug rug was a little bigger so I could have really kept quilting this wonderful motif!

I had posted some pictures of my Twister quilt in an earlier post. Here's a close up of one of my Twister blocks after quilting. I think the contrast is much easier to see with the dark red background.

I have a very busy day planned today! Trying to catch up on my projects! Enjoy your day!

22 comments:

  1. I really like your machine quilting. It is looking very professional. This week as certainly been a good week to stay inside and quilt. Way too cold to venture out for too long. Stay warm.
    Linda N

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    1. Thanks, Linda! So hard to find time to practice but that's what really helps FMQ! It's been so cold! Too bad I had to work!

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  2. Oh your machine quilting has gotten soooo god!! I really like the twister pattern you are making! I am still ironing scraps and trying to re-organize. Have FINALLY stopped coughing--yay!! Energy is coming back slowly...have a great time sewing....Julierose

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    1. I heard it takes a while to get back to normal. Take it easy. I'm so glad you like my quilting!!

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  3. I hadn't checked in for a while! I totally love your quilting. It looks awesome. Your twister quilt is coming right along. Great work Rosemary.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind words!

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  4. Cute mug rug and the feathers in the twister block are great filler!

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    1. So glad you liked them! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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  5. Great little mug rug! Sometimes it's fun to just play in the scrap pile. I really like that quilting pattern you used with it.

    Your quilting on the twister quilt is another great choice. Really gives it movement, and it looks so nice.

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    1. Thanks, Auntie Em! It was fun to make a quick little project and actually finish it!

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  6. Sometimes it is just fun to play, pick something, do this or that and finish a little project. You do lovely work..keep enjoying, that is what it is all about.

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    1. You're so right! It was so refreshing to do something quick and be able to complete it. Thanks!

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  7. That looks absolutely wonderful. Love the first filler design...might have to investigate. Looks a bit like the jester hat that was demonstrated at SewCalGal during last year's FMQ Challenge. Thanks for the picture of the twister motif...that is what I thought it was when looking at your last pictures. So neat...great work

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    1. It's easier than jester hat! It's called open headband. I found it pretty easy to do. Found it on a blog. Thanks for the compliments, Karin!

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  8. Love your mug rug and I love to make them too, fast and fun projects and a great way to use up scraps. Lovely feather quilting at your twister quilt.

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    1. The mug rug was just what I needed, a nice quick project that I could finish! So glad you like my quilting! It's coming along!

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  9. Your free motion quilting is wonderful. Love the mug rug! It is so nice to begin and finish something in a day!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! Such a nice feeling to get something done so quickly!

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  10. Way to finish those projects! And they look so great - really nice quilting!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  11. Love your mug rug. Your quilting is beautiful on both projects. Having a fun quick project to finish does break the monotony of a large project. I need to practice my "fancy" quilting more that's for sure.

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    1. Practice time is so hard to find! I need to practice much more than I actually do. Thank you!!

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