12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
Work in Progress

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


In a quilter's forum I have the pleasure of being a member, we are swapping Mug Rugs for Christmas.  This is my contribution.  

Mug Rugs are great for learning techniques.  I've been experimenting with fabric painting.  The cardinals are hand painted.   
  The star was done with Inklingo Diamond/Triangles/Square Collection (Free)  ...another process that I have been learning and thoroughly enjoying.    I used scraps from my fabric collection.  ...making do with what I have.  This mug rug is hand pieced, hand quilted, and hand embroidered.

Log Cabin Mug Rug and Friends

This is the second mug rug for the swap.  I experimented with my EQ7 and elongated a log cabin block.  It was foundation pieced and machine quilted with a bit of decorative stitch along the edge.   More scraps from my stash.

This picture is of the back.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


A few weeks ago, on one of my forums, up came a link to making fabric boxes.  What a great idea!  I've been making them ever since.  First I tried one or two.  I added machine embroidery to one of the boxes.  I pieced scraps together for the other to get rid of my bits and pieces.

Made from my scraps of fabric

Then I thought, why not use the boxes made of fabric to store my bits and pieces of scrap so that they would be easier to find.  I had already arranged these scraps in plastic zip bags but still they were not that easy to locate.  So I made more boxes and decided a larger size might be better suited to this project.  I kept on making more fabric boxes until all my scraps were organized and easily found.  Now I can easily find all my scraps arranged in Boxes by color.

Smaller box with Blue Scraps. 

Sizes are getting bigger

Larger boxes hold more scraps

Green Scraps Wrapped around half cut index cards and
set on end for better viewing

More Boxes