Monday, July 9, 2012

Mini Quilt Fun

A friend turned 40 the other day (they're dropping like flies) and I wanted to make her a little something for her house. It's been awhile since I made a mug rug but there's a reason I like them they are so easy and a great way to get your creative juices flowing. This is really bigger then a mug rug more like a bar mat to soak up all the bourbon she'll be happily drinking. I started by thinking of her house and colors she would like.

These colors were perfect. This is one of my favorite prints but I'd never used it in a quilt because the print is so big what a better time to try. I pulled some solids sliced some strips up and started sewing. 

 With improv piecing and chunks of the print it all came together. I like how the bigger print worked out with the solids. 

For the quilting I free motioned a little replication of the print which was fun and happily my friend loved how it turned out. Now it's back to Avery's quilt and getting ready for Sisters! 


1 comment:

Jacey said...

I really love this! You picked such perfect solids for that print, and I bet your friend will love it. Have fun at Sister's!