Monday, April 15, 2013

April Showers - Keep you Hopping

This is one of the most fun Hops we’ve had. It is absolutely amazing how creative we all have been on our tiny canvases.



This is the picture that popped into my mind and out of my pencil when I first heard about the hop. I even knew what colors I wanted to recreate my drawing in right from the beginning so raiding the scrap bins was easy.



This is my first rug for this hop. Isn’t she a sweetie?   I knew I had the perfect background fabric for my idea. I really think this looks like rain in the sky and on the grass.I didn't remember to reverse before tracing on the fusible web. But it really doesn't matter if she is coming or going.


My next shot was more in line with the title of the Hop, April showers bring May flowers. This one is a happy rug. I used the same background fabric and made the flowers by tracing some from the coloring sheets refered to 2 pictures down. I then got brave and did some FMQ on it. 



While many of the participants made Rugs to compliment their Mugs, I made Mugs to compliment my Rugs. ( say that 3 times fast ) I found these mugs at Michael's for $1 and $1.99, coulda used a coupon if I had one with me and reduced the cost even more. tee hee



The mugs came with coloring sheets for kids to personalize for themselves or as gifts. I just gave my sheets away to a friend who got a mug for her granddaughter to do for Mother’s day.  I understand you can never have too many coloring sheets on hand.


For the large mug I just  recreated the rug and backed it, no batting. For the small mug I used a few of the same flowers and backed it, again no batting.  They fit in the space for the coloring sheets with no problem.



I don’t know how water tight these will be but they worked really well for the photo shoot.



Well it’s time to Thank Madame Samm and Erin for the time and energy they contributed to making this another successful event. Great Job ladies.

Now please make sure you stop by all of the other contributors on today’s list,

MONDAY, APRIL 15th
Cathy @ Cate's Linens
Nicola @ Sunshine Reflections
Martina @ Sunshinequilting
Judith @ Frimart
Anita @ Anita's quilts en handwerken
Linda @ Sew Nicely
Kris @ krislovesfabric
Laura Ann @ The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Carol @ Just let me Quilt
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Mary @ Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
Marisa @ Passion et Couture


 and if you missed any of the contributors from last week, go back and check them out,  it is so worth it.
Until next time.............


94 comments:

  1. Now that is clever!! What a great way to add fun to a matching set as a gift.

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  2. Your mugs rugs are so cute and creative and the mugs are just such a great idea!!! How fun! You are so smart.

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  3. Omygosh- how cute is that- mugs to match- love it!

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  4. What a clever idea to make your mugs match your mug rugs! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. So very creative! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  6. What cute little mug rugs! Love the little one with the umbrella! So cute!

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  7. Two very happy mug rugs. Showers and flowers!!

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  8. Such a lovely idea! And I love your mug rugs. So happy and sweet!

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  9. How creative to make mugs matching the mugrugs, they're great!

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  10. What a lovely idea to make mugs that match your rugs.

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  11. They are both lovely and that is such a neat idea to make mugs to match your rugs! might have to go an investigate where to a mug making kit from now! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. What a great idea to make the mugs to go with your mug rugs! Very clever. I love your rugs they are so colourful. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Two great sets, brillant ideas!

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  14. Your mug rugs are so fun and cute. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Selina - love the bright colours and the girl with the umbrella is really cute
    You are so creative
    Judy

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  16. Great, they are great, mug rugs with matching mugs! I love them. I hope your cups be watertide and you will enjoy them for a very long time. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Great mug rug - and how clever of you to make a mug to match!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Your mug rugs are both so cute. I love that you made matching mugs for them. Wonderful job!

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  19. Love your mug rugs & the matching mugs - great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Your mug rug and mug sets are adorable. You did a wonderful job, they both are so cute!

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  21. Great ideas and finishes. And perfect for each mug!!

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  22. How clever to make mugs that match your rugs! Great job on everything.

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  23. Oh I love the idea of the sets...your art mugs are very bright and colorful and would be a warm welcome to anyone resting their beverage...have a great day!

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  24. Great ideas - the rugs and great and how creative to make mugs to match!

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  25. So cute and I love the matching mugs....might have to do this myself for some gifts. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  26. lovely Selina....imaginative and very cute.

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  27. Lovely twist to your mug rug creations...love the rugs in the mugs! :) Thanks for sharing, Beulah

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  28. Very nice. I like how you went beyond the mug rugs! Nicely done.

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  29. Oh Selina the mug rugs are great and then to create mugs to match them is the icing on the cake! They look fabulous.

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  30. What a great idea ! This would be a great summer time project for Grammie and her Granddaughters ! (I'm Grammie)

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  31. You're such a clever girl to create a mug to accompany your rug! Those designs are adorable, and just perfect for spring. You did a wonderful job, and have put to shame the rugs I made, and did not use. (I backed out because of my health concerns.) Very well done, Selina!

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  32. Your mug rugs look very pretty. I like the Sunbonnet Sue one.And I really like the fact that you can make your mug to match. This is such a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing today. You did a wonderful job.

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  33. How cool, making the mugs match the rugs, what fun!

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  34. Beautiful mug rug.Great job done.Thanks for sharing!

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  35. What a great Gift Idea. I think this is another project I will have to try. Do you think you can create more hours in my day for me? LOL!

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  36. Love these small quilts as you can try new techniques. What fun for the grands.

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  37. Quilted mug for a quilted rug...brilliant :)

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  38. Beautiful mug rug - and love the matching tumbler - very creative.

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  39. I LOVE how you created mugs to go with your rugs! What a GREAT idea!

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  40. How adorable! Your custom mugs really set them off!!!

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  41. Sooooooo beautiful, I love them!!!!!
    Marisa.

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  42. Ohhh Heavens..where do you find these things...I have never even seen cups like this...what a delightful idea....you did good my dear...they are lovely

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  43. Selina, this is wonderful! I love how you matched your mugs to the rugs. Trust me, I am going to see if they have any of these cups at Hobby Lobby next time I am down there. (We have no Michaels, Joann's or Hancocks in our immediate area) Well done on the rugs!

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  44. I like this, such creativity. Well done.

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  45. What a great idea to create mugs to match your rugs! Beautiful work!

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  46. What a great idea!!! The designs are so cute too. Terrific job.

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  47. Both of your rugs are so cute and the fabric perfect. But the extra step of getting those mugs is outstanding; such a fun and cute idea!!! Bravo!

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  48. Great idea to make a matching mug for your rugs instead of the other way around!
    Love the Sunbonnet Sue! Great job!!!

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  49. I love Sunbonnet Sue :) Many moons ago, I made some for an auction quilt (and haven't done any since, hmmm.) I like the flowers best, though, they're so fun and colorful!

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  50. Both you mug rugs are fabulous! I love the fact that you made your mugs to go with the mug rugs!

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  51. Great job! Both of them are beautiful!

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  52. Love your mug rugs. The are looking great.
    Thanks for showing
    Frederika

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  53. That's a good idea to make mugs that complement your mugrug. I might have to try that idea myself.

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  54. I use coloring book pages for all kinds of things. great job!

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  55. Thanks for sharing such a lovely mug rug! Very nicely done.

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  56. lovely work thanks for sharing!!

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  57. Exceptional! Great idea to create a mug to go with the rug. Both mug rugs are adorable. Yes, I can see you had fun with this hop.

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  58. Fabulous mug rugs and matching cups to match! Love the bright colors.

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  59. Love the umbrella girl and the pond. Thanks for sharing and being in the hop.

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  60. Your mug rugs are so creative and I love the bright happy colors you used. I also love that you put the drawings in the cupts to match that is a great idea for a gift. My son was given a mug like that with pictures in it and it has not leaked so I think they are pretty safe as long as they don't get a crack in them.

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  61. So very cute and sew talented.

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  62. Wonderful idea to create your own decorated mug with your rug! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. marvelous! great rugs for your mugs!

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  64. That's so creative to make rugs that match! The little umbrella girl is super sweet!

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  65. wow so clever! Your mugs and mugrugs are so great!
    Thanks for sharing ☺
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  66. Wow - so original - love them both!!

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  67. Ingenious! And gorgeous... :)

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  68. What a lovely idea! so cute, having matching mugs and rugs.

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  69. Absolutely amazeing. This looks like you put tons of thought and hard work into it. It is gorgeous.

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  70. Great job! You are the only one who made mugs for your rugs. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Love the umbrella girl and her matching mug. Great idea.

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  72. Oh...how cute are these! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. You did an awesome job!

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  73. I love that you made your mugs to match your rugs. Great idea! Your little girl rug is sew cute!

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  74. Those are so cute and such a great idea...love it!

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  75. I love your matching mugs - the the rugs are adorable.

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  76. Wow what an awesome idea! They are fabulous and would make great gifts! Thanks so much for participating and inspiring us!

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  77. Your little girl with an umbrella is so cute!

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  78. I really like your cute little tumbler and mug rug. So colorful and cheery!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  79. Sweet! Love how you made mugs to match your rugs.
    BTW those mugs are NOT waterproof...you definitely have to remove your inserts before washing... You may want to let your friend know so her granddaughter's art doesn't get damaged.
    :-)

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  80. I really like your mug rugs. The little girl made me smile. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  81. Very nice and creative. I love how they turned out. You did a great job with the quilting as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  82. What a wonderful idea! I think I might just have to do this!
    Thanks for sharing and thank you for participating with us in the hop!

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  83. How wonderfully creative! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to do even more.

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