23 April 2011

Just Because

I love Just Because presents! They are unexpected and a great surprise. Miss Nancy sent me these gorgeous mug rugs last week. They are gorgeous pastel batiks which look amazing and definitely remind me of summer days at the beach as she planned. The kids love them and picked which ones they wanted to use. They better not spill anything on them.

I admired the disappearing 4 patch a while ago and after seeing them again on Marlenes blog Under the rose I decided to make one.

I used this tutorial at Love Laugh Quilt. I used fat quarters so I will probably make two more and make a small table runner.

17 April 2011

What do you think Gran?

I made this mug rug for my mum. Now I just have to post it. Do you like it Gran?

I got the idea from Erin's Blog two more seconds. She has links to lots of great mug rug tutorials. This one is based on Terri's scrappy colour mug rug found on her blog Sew Fantastic. I made it narrower as I like to use mine on the arms of couches to keep them clean.
We went to Sydney last weekend and had a great day at Taronga Zoo. This giraffe loves having his photo taken and
we found the Loch Ness Monster. This sea lion was having a great time. Couldn't resist another photo of Rhani.

02 April 2011

Another project?

I am thinking of joining the Naked Bed Challenge. I have never made a quilt bigger than a lap quilt and I have a million things I want to do but why not add one more!

Little things and close encounters

Deb and I have not been able to get together so the quilt along and jelly roll race are on hold for a couple of weeks. I decided to make a mug rug using paper pieced flying geese from piece by number. I have seen a similar mug rug on Flickr by liz h2.
I used some Australian fabrics to match this mug rug. I want to make some cushions to go in the lounge room with the Australian Fabrics.
Yes I started another one. This is A Ritzy Cracker from Moda Bakeshop using fandango and medium grey.

I have had some close encounters with wild life lately. My daughter does swimming training at a pool in a golf course complex. Driving there far too early one morning I had to stop the car so four or five kangaroos could cross the road!!!! Then when I was out in the outrigger canoe on Sunday morning, three dolphins came right up to the canoe. We actually had to stop paddling because we were afraid we might hit them. It was great to see them so close!!!!!