Sunday, January 22, 2012

MR5 - Letters, Words, and Monograms Mug Rug Swap

I'm at it again.  Being a moderator on Ravelry's Quilters Knitting Group gets me in ALL kinds of trouble!  The beginning of the year marked the start of another Mug Rug Swap.

It's "sew" much fun, even though the number of participants has diminished.  We may (or may not) do another swap, but either way, I couldn't resist offering this one.  It was suggested during a member poll for the theme of the MR4 Swap and didn't win out for that particular swap.

Today, I decided that I had to develop a design for my swap partner.  I trudged up to the studio to put on my thinking cap.  It worked!  I came up with not ONE design, but TWO!!!

So excited was I that once work began...

It ended with a completed mug rug!!!

(All that remains to be done is the binding,.)

Photos will follow after my swap partner receives the completed piece.  Wait for them.  Wait for them...

Here they are!

MR5.1 for MichelleInSeattle:


MR5.1 Made by me! (Front)


MR5.1 for MichelleInSeattle (Back)

MR5.2 for Joeyune:


MR5.2 for Joeyune (Front)


MR5.2 for Joeyune (Back)

I hope the enjoy using them because I enjoyed making them!

Up next:

Receipt of MR5!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Progress

Hey!  Guess what?

I worked on a UFO this past weekend!

Not only that...  I finished my Purple and Green Coin quilt top!!!

My friends and I got together for quilting on Sunday afternoon.  It's such a WONDERFUL way to spend a day!  Anyway, I brought scraps to cut, squares to sew, and a top that needed borders.

I pulled out the quilt top to do a round or two.  I was satisfied with applying the inner border.  My friends encouraged me to do a bit more, so I decided on an outer border.  They kept pushing me to continue working on it and, at the end of the night, the quilt top was done.

(Thanks, NeedleB and HKM!!!)

Photos to follow post.

Until next time...
Just keep quilting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter 2012 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The List

I didn't get very much done during the last session.  Sooooo... the list hasn't really changed.

The List:

1. Purple/Green Coin Quilt
2. The Margaret Mystery

The first two items on the list can be viewed in the following blog post:

3. Crumb Quilt
4. Patriotic Improv Jacket
5. QE2 Goodbye Quilt.

Items 3 - 5 can be viewed at:

6. Frog Legs & Caviar
7. "Inspired by..."  The Series
8. Snow Star Swap

And two new-ish UFOs:

9. Where's Jackson? At home
10. Quilt for a Baby  (Completed 3/28/12)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fall 2011 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The Results

The Fall 2011 UFO Club session has just come to a close.  We broke our record for the largest group, but we were unable to break the record for the most projects completed.

Here are the results:
Members (19):
basketcase9702: 1 completed project
loisbemis: 2 completed projects
joeyune: 1 completed project
dancergrrlliz: 1 completed project
fishandstitch: 6 completed projects
rollacameron: 2 completed projects
pdtink: 3 completed projects
Lucky13: 1 completed project
needleb: 1completed project
allikat: 1 completed project
StephanieMN: 1 completed project
fidissimus: 3 completed projects
Session Totals: 12 members completed 23 projects.
We ran of time, but there’s always next session to finish more. Good work, Quilters!