Tuesday, April 26, 2011

(Ravelry) Mug Rug Swap - Revealed

As I said in my last post, the mug rug went out in the mail last week.  It arrived at Tortolachick's house today.  Fortunately, she is VERY happy with how it turned out.  Unfortunately, she thinks it's so pretty that she's afraid to USE it!  I told her not to be afraid... it can go through the wash.

Here's the picture:


Yes, it looks familiar because I blogged about it when I finished the little quilt.  I kept it for Show and Tell at the Quilt Guild meeting.  That's OK!  I still beat the due date by more than a month!!!  :o)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

(Ravelry) Mug Rug Swap

Several months ago, two of my friends on Ravelry and I discussed the possibility of having a mug rug swap.  We never got around to it.  Time went by and mug rugs gained in popularity so another friend decided to host a swap.  This time I was ready to participate.  After all, how much time would it actually take to make a tiny quilt?

Mug Rug???  What's a mug rug?  It's an over-sized quilted coaster big enough to hold a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and a snack.  The actual size (and shape varies.)  The majority are about 7" x 8", but some are as big as 8" x 10".

You may be wondering why you couldn't just make your own.  Well, you CAN, but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun!  The mug rug that I made for ____________ went out in the mail this week.  I'm anxious to find out if my interpretation of her theme was anything like what she was hoping to get.  (She asked for tropical and I went beach-y.)

I'll add a photo when the mug rug has arrived at its new home.

Until then...
Ready? Set. Sew!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach by basketcasejoy
Life's a Beach, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.
Dig in your stash. You never know where it will take you!

This week... my stash took me back to the beach. Memories of friends, family, and fun went into the making of this quilt. Well, that and a few bright fabrics from the "kid print" drawer in my studio.

Along with memories of beach vacations, this quilt took me on another trip down memory lane. This one is a quilting memory because the central fabric was a past "Quilts for Kids" challenge fabric. It's too bad that I can't bring up a mental image of the actual quilt that I made, but the scraps are proof that I made one!

If you look at this quilt just right... you might even be able to see the sand drawing of a silly face with its tongue hanging out.  :o)

Until next time...
Happy Quilting!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Snippets of a Challenge

Snippets of a Challenge by basketcasejoy
Snippets of a Challenge, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.

Hi there! I thought I'd take ONE photo to show ALL of the previously unpictured projects for the Spring 2011 UFO Club.

So... What's the challenge???

The challenge will be completing them by the June 30th deadline! (My track record hasn't been the greatest since the beginning of the year.)

For this session, I've narrowed my focus and set some realistic goals. Most of the projects that I've chosen are REALLY close to being done! Between that and the fact that I submitted fewer selections, I'm hoping to be able to check off a number of the projects on the list.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

UFO Club - Spring 2011 - The List

Sing-ups are going on over at Ravelry.com through April 7, 2011.  We've got a big crowd for this session.  Hopefully, we will all be inspired to finish LOTS of quilts!
Here’s my list:
1.King Sized Wall Hanging (needs binding and more quilting) Completed 5/14/11

2.”New” Batik Jacket (needs binding) Completed 5/8/11

3.Patriotic Jacket (soup to nuts - I only have a few blocks done.) 
4.Calico Ric Rac Quilt (still a top) 

5.”Quilt” Mini Quilt (still a top)
It might look rather familiar.  These are ALL leftover from previous challenges, but I’m hoping they’ve hibernated long enough.
I've got one other short-term UFO that I'd really like to see completed.  It's been sitting for a month, so I hope you'll agree that it qualifies for the challenge.
6.  "Inspired by..." - The Series
I'm trying to keep it simple this time.  By narrowing my focus, I'm hoping that I will actually finishing the selected projects.  Flickr is not cooperating so the rest of the photos can be viewed on old UFO Challenge "List" pages.  (Blogged a photo at http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2011/04/snippets-of-challenge.html)
Ready? Set. Sew!

Friday, April 1, 2011

UFO Club - Winter 2011 - The Results

For those of you following the progress of my UFO Club, there were 11 members participating in this session.  Congrats! to the members who completed one or more quilts and thank you to ALL members for playing along.
Members (11) : 
teacherspet: 2 quilts completed
basketcase9702: 1 quilt completed
SunshineMom: 2 quilts completed
fishandstitch: 2 quilts completed
yaners: 3 quilts completed
snowquilter: 1 quilt completed
criosa: 1 quilt completed
monicarose51: 2 completed quilts
knitwish: 2 completed quilts
Session Results: 9 quilters completed 16 quilts.
Come back next session for more UFO Fun!