Sunday, October 25, 2020

From the Heart Blog Hop

 


A big thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for bringing us this hop!

Here's the list of today's participants:

October 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Ms P Designs USA

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Websterquilt

Selina Quilts

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Quilting Gail

Scrapdash

Ridge Top Quilt

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (me)

That Fabric Feeling

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

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This hop is all about gifts we can make to show someone how much they mean to us. I think small gifts are great for that, since making too many larger gifts during the holidays can get impossible.

I always seem to gravitate towards mug rugs and coasters for these blog hops, and for gifts that I make, so my project today is a combination of the two. Basically, large coasters, or small mug rugs lol.

I wanted to dig into my vast stash of wool felt, and use some of it up. I decided to make my version of the traditional Grandmother's Garden block; I really love hexis!

So here's the result; Grandmother's Garden Coasters/Mug Rugs:

I used different color combos based solely on what I had on hand. The hexagons have one inch sides, and the coasters are 6.5" squares (two per coaster; one for the backing). Seven hexagons make up each flower; with the center being gold.

I also dug into my stash of embroidery floss and used floss that matched the different wool felt colors as best as I could. The hexis are sewn down with a blanket stitch, and the coasters are edged that way as well.

I think a set of these would make a lovely, heartfelt gift!

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I look forward to reading your comments, and will respond to them all via email unless you are a No Reply Blogger.

Be sure to visit everyone participating in this fun hop:

October 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Ms P Designs USA

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Websterquilt

Selina Quilts

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Quilting Gail

Scrapdash

Ridge Top Quilt

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

That Fabric Feeling

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting


 October 27

MooseStashQuilting

Just Because Quilts

Day Brook Designs

Karen's Korner

Quilt Schmilt

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Karrin’s Crazy World

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Sew Many Yarns

Songbird Designs

Samelia's Mum


 October 28

Just Let Me Quilt

Quiltscapes

Beaquilter

Seams To Be Sew

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Bumbleberry Stitches

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

Den Syende Himmel

Life in the Scrapatch

Storied Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Food for Thought

Monday, October 19, 2020

Halloween Hoppin Blog Hop

  


A big thanks to Marian of Seams to be Sew for bringing us this hop!

Here's the list of today's participants:
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The theme of this hop is obviously Halloween, but with the twist of using purple in our project. I wanted to do a small piece, and decided on a mug rug which seems to be my fallback idea for small projects!

As far what is on my mug rug, I chose my favorite scary character. Actually, it's the only scary character I ever want to watch in a TV show or a movie. I've never been a fan of horror films or stories; I don't particularly like being scared! But the one exception has always been shows and movies that feature vampires. Maybe that's because they're often portrayed romantically instead of straight-up scary.

So here is my project...a Vampire Mug Rug:


He's not exactly romantic, but he's more cute than scary I think. The mug rug is sewn up in wool felt and embroidery floss and measures 9" x 12".


If you want to make one for yourself, or for a vampire fan that you know, here's the FREE pattern:


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