I signed up thinking I'd make one or two new small pieces for this Hop. I have several quilted pieces from the past so I didn't see the need to do anything big. HA !!!!
So this is my start up piece. I am a mug rug person. Mainly I use them to muffle the noise of my cup bagging down on the table first thing in the morning. I must have close to a dozen of them that I rotate through on a regular basis.
Some are holiday or season specific and some just for a happy (and quiet) start to my day.
Then I started to see several quilts pop up on social media made up of individual squares put together to make a heart. While they were cute I really didn't want to hunt down or create that many squares from my scraps and stash, and I am all about trying to use of scraps and stash for 2018.
So at 2:00 am, my best time to have eye opening ideas I determined that I could get a similar result if I just used strips.
Got up and did a basic draft (using my mug rug to silence the cup and sugar wafer noise) of what I had in mind.
Next I went to my scraps and stash and successfully took the idea from paper to fabric.
Waited for the sun - shows up the wicked folding job, but the colors are closer to true. The quilt is actually almost a square. The pictures all make it look a lot more rectangular than the 50 x 53 it actually measures.
Bedroom floor doesn't do the colors justice. (I am a quilter, not a photographer)
Love the back. Both the backing and the background fabrics are from backing specific fabric. The kind that comes 108 inches wide. I think it is a super buy for the money. I have lots of strange size chunks of it in my stash. Just perfect for this type of project.
And last but not least are these wonderful little Rice Bags.
They did not start out as an intentional item for this hop. I had a request for a path, from Donna, to my original tutorial on making them. That tutorial was posted on a blog that no longer is in existence. And my original information was on a computer that no longer functions.
So the other day when I went to recreate the tutorial for the rice bag with the removable cover I pulled heart fabric for the cover and added it to this post so that I could offer one of them as a giveaway. Is that serendipity?
Anyway, I would love to send a rice bag to someone here in the US. I'm sorry to have to limit the offer but I have found out the hard way that Rice is extremely expensive to mail outside of the country. Just comment and I'll pull a name on Friday 2/9 after 6 PM EST.
So that's it for me for this go round but there are lots and lots of us participating in this hop. Here is a full list so you can check everyone's Heart felt contribution
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the visit.