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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Good Week for Sewing

This must be some kind of record for me as this is my third post in five days, and I never gab this much.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I made a deal with myself to make better use of my subscriptions to quilting (or crochet) magazines and make something from each issue. To really get my money's worth I should make lots of things, but I'll take it one at a time for now.

I received my first issue of Quiltmaker on Friday.

I like basket blocks and decided to try the scrap basket block in this issue. EDIT: Bonnie Hunter is the designer of the block.
I began cutting fabric last night and sewed the block tonight.  It took me quite a bit of time to make one block, but hopefully the rest will go faster.  I know the block is soft in color.  I think it will still work.  There is some contrast in the size of the prints.  And these aren't baskets, but pots filled with flowers.   

I made a mug rug from the little block I made during the Christmas Quilt Along on Saturday.  So let's see, if I make a mug rug every month through November I'll have ten done before Christmas.  Not bad.

Hope you are having a good week with your crafting.

God Bless You.

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Keep up the gab!!! :)

Sonia said...

I agree. This week has been an inspiration for me. I'm ready for the weekend when I can sew. :)

Cathy said...

Hi again Joanna...I just typed you out a long comment and it disappeared. Not my night. I should have told you I enjoyed your mug rug. I need to complete one! It has been on my list to do. I also like your idea of trying atleast one project from each magazine you get. Great idea.

QuiltSue said...

I love your block, it's so soft and fresh looking.

The mug rug is great, and the idea of making one each month on Christmas Quiltalong days is really good idea - as you say, 10 gifts done then in good time for Christmas.

Barb said...

I love baskets and that mug rug is wonderful....

Stray Stitches said...

Love your pot of flowers! The colors are perfect. I like the use of the decorative stitch in you mug rug - wonderful!

soggibottom said...

Your mug rug looks good. I knew it would. :-) x x x