Jofridsquilt and she has been a reader of my blog for a log time. The center star of this table topper/wall hanging is pieced and the hearts in the corner are hand embroidered.
Patti from Missouri sent this one. She said she used newspaper squares. She used the newspaper squares as a foundation and sewed the strips onto it. Then she trimmed them and took the paper off. Love it! Patti is a longtime reader and her blog is Osage Bluff Quilter.
I love this one from Tracy! She made this "Grinch" quilt for her friend's children, and included the Dr. Seuss book with the gift. I'm sure it will be treasured for many years, Tracy!
And finally- a shout out for a blog I follow-
Connie from Iowa blogs under Quilting By The River. She posted a tutorial for this cute mug rug today. She also has a tutorial for a cute snowflake design. The photo is hers. Check out her blog- it's a good read.
JUST IN CASE you've never heard of a mug rug... it's a tiny little quilt that's just the right size to hold a glass or mug and maybe a cookie or two. It's much smaller than a placemat. Think if it as a teenie tiny table cloth for your refreshments as you quilt. I especially like them for using up scraps, using an orphan block or a block that didn't come out right for some reason... or for a little way to test or practice a quilting stitch. Instead of risking a mistake on a big project, or wasting the time you put into the practice- it's a fun way to use your practice piece. They make super great gifts, too. AND... they're good gifts for both men and women to use next to a computer.
I'm really enjoying all of the pictures I'm getting, and I love hearing stories about how the quilts came to be (or why they are a gift). I can't wait to show you some of the things I'm making, but most are gifts and it's kind of hard to put things on the internet and keep them a secret! I'll show you pics of my holiday projects after they are opened by the recipients.
Thanks so much for showing my mug rug! Those are some beautiful Christmas quilts!
Thanks for the shout out!
Have a great week!
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