Happy Feet completed
Still not sure what it is – mug rug? small picture? rubbish?
I still like the free motion sewing but need (lots and lots) more practice.
Not sure of the white eyes on the bigger penguins.
I may have to blind them and re-sew!
While writing this I realised that I’m moving again
Should I call it Itchy Feet rather than Happy Feet?
Have you been wondering about the Mug Rugs I kept saying I was making?
Well wonder no further because here they are.
They range in size from a small 7x14cm (2.75×5.5in) – the orange one with the black cross.
To the large 31.5x17cm (12.5×6.25in) – the maroon and cream one on the right
Or the 20x21cm (7.75×8.25in) red, yellow and purple one in the middle..
I’ve used/practised different techniques – some worked some didn’t!
My favourite mug rug … the beach hut.
My favourite technique … I’m not sure.
A friend wanted some for gifts so she gets first pick
The rest get put in that Christmas present pile.
May be I will be organised this Christmas!!!
Mug rugs are the order of the day.
I’ve completed six so far
And have several more in the process of being completed.
I’ll take photos when the sun comes out!
While doing these I’ve started using free motion sewing.
I like it but need a lot more practice!!!
Here’s my take on Janet Clare‘s penguins.
(The pattern can be found on the Fat Quarterly website.)
Not sure what it’ll be – a mug rug or a framed picture.
It also needs ironing!
Oh, and quilting.
I named it after a real penguin.
Happy Feet washed up on the shores of New Zealand
That’s a swim of about 4000km (or 2,500 miles)!!!
Now that’s some serious swimming.
Okay it’s been a reasonably productive weekend.
Two lines of bunting completed.
And I have a new addiction.
I’m making some bunting for a friend’s civil union but I’ve never made any before.
So thought I’d better do a test run.
I want the final produce to look good as I don’t want the bunting to spoil those special photos.
I made these for Christmas (I had some Christmas fabric lying around doing nothing!)
I can see them under the eaves at my sister’s place back in NZ.
Yes I’m having a Kiwi Christmas this year.
And I plan to be organised!!!
Yeah I know I’ve still got over five months before the big day but time flies.
And as you know I’m really, really good at procrastinating.
I took the idea for this photo from a blog by kootoyoo
Not as good as her’s but I kind of like it.
I have to admit dark maroon/burgundy is a favourite colour.
(The wine isn’t bad either )
The coaster (one of a pair) and the mug rug I finished while watching Formula 1.
Anyone want to choose another colour for me?
I thought I’d use this technique to see how colours blend and contrast.
Who saw the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday (12 June)?
What a race! Before and after the rain!!!!!
I loved it
But there was a break in the excitement due to the wet track.
Or river, as some were calling it.
To fill in time I did some sewing.
Nothing too time consuming (in case the race started)
And nothing that I needed to think about too much.
So coasters it was.
Notice that I did have a bit of a water theme going with them
I’ve also just spent two hours!!! trying to get the photos where I wanted them. Not happy
A’s UK quilt completed and delivered.
The patchwork on the top of the quilt certainly brightens his room.
But I like the colour contrasts in the patchwork back!
(The photo is of the single quilt on my double bed)
He seemed to genuinely like the quilt so I’m happy.
Now to finish Bali Squared – I need to order some wadding.
I’ve been filling in applications for jobs and that’s kept me busy.
Fingers-crossed that I get a job soon (or win Lotto.)
A couple of days ago I met up with Sandy and her husband, Dennis.
Sandy made me a basket in the basket swap
Sandy and Dennis were/are in London for several days.
It’s amazing how quilting can bring people from around the world together.
As a reminder of their visit and our meeting I made some coasters.
I’m pleased how they came out.
I’ve also cut out, sewn and layered the quilt for ‘A’
(Yes the fabric finally arrived!)
And the Bali Squared quilt top is sewn.
Now to finish everything!!!
Yes it’s finally made!
Not the best photo but will get some better ones later in the day.
If it doesn’t rain!
My F1 quilt is not only made but it will also be for sale.
(See my Etsy shop – click the link on the right.)
This is an original patchwork design inspired by the Red Bull Racing Team.
If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I’m a Mark Webber fan.
Here’s hoping he is the first to see the checkered flag in Monaco.
My goal for this week is to finish another UK quilt.
If the fabric arrives!
Furniture has been moved and a camp bed made up in the bedroom.
Lounge/dining room has been reorganised and tablecloth ironed!!!
Kitchen tidy and food ready for baking!
Yes I am about to have visitors (arriving tomorrow from New Zealand.)
Four people staying in my small flat and three more visitors tomorrow to greet them.
And rain is expected so I can’t take them to the local park!
P.S. Yeah I know the title should be
Picnic Patch needs to be renamed! Ideas gratefully accepted.