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Goosey Mug Rug

The Baltimore MQG started 2015 with a fun wintery themed mug rug swap this past Sunday.  I was not sure if I was going to go so I did not settle on an idea or cut any fabric until Saturday morning. I roughly followed Stitchy Quilt Stuff’s tutorial to cut the geese parts because quilt math and Saturday morning do not mix!

My father in law and his wife came to visit Saturday afternoon so cutting was as far as I got. I spent the late afternoon and evening making hexis at the sports bar while my husband and visitors watched the football game.


I finished my mug rug just in time on Sunday with a variegated flock of blue Botanics, black Kona, Botanics Seagrape in Charcoal for the binding, and my trusty gray Widescreen as backing.


I have been enjoying these little projects, first a scarf and now a simple mug rug, to get back into the swing of regular sewing. Stop by on Saturday for my first tutorial of 2015, I got to work with Sizzix and was able to create whatever I wanted!


Charley Harper!

My life is complete, Charley Harper’s work is on fabric! I have been a huge fan of Harper’s illustrations since I discovered his work in college. His simplification of form and use of color is inspiring.

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My Aunt is a fan of Harper as well and when I found out that the fabric was being released, I immediately called her to share my excitement. I volunteered to make her a quilt if she wanted to purchase fabric, a quilt she is still waiting for…it’s on my list, I promise! She ordered fabric for her quilt and she surprised me with an early Christmas present, a full set of fat quarters! I have been hoarding it, admiring it, and debating on what I am going to use it for.

While I still have not decided what their final use will be, I broke into a few small pieces of them for a mug rug. One of my fellow co-workers has a birthday a week before mine in January and she happens to love Harper!


I love that I keep meeting people that love his work as much as I do. Tell me, are you a fan of Harper’s work? If so, what would you use the fabric for?

Infinity Scarf + Dog Walker Gifts

Some people make gifts for their children’s teachers, I make gifts for our beloved dog walker! I always struggle with what to give our walker as a gift. We only know her from a few meetings and her twice a week notes, but our dog adores her. I found out that her favorite color was purple and went to my stash, I had some purple!

I made her an infinity scarf for chilly days and a Bernadette Cat mug rug.


The infinity scarf was made using Maroon Telkari Medallions of the Filigree Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics that I have had in my stash for years along with a tan solid. This scarf was made using 9″ strips of fabric and is looped three times. After making both 9″ and 18″ wide scarves, I decided that I prefer them 18″ wide.

Sidenote: I am thinking about posting a tutorial for my infinity scarf because it is wider than others that are out there. Would you be interested in one? Let me know in the comments!

Here is the 18″ width infinity scarf, looped twice (please excuse the self portrait).



Back to the gifts! You may remember Bernadette from the Cat Quilt I posted last week, this was my trial block so she is a bit wonky, but I love her all the same. She is the same set of Architextures fabric that I used in the wall hanging. She is quilted in a grid pattern in gray Aurifil.


So what do you think, are you interested in a scarf tutorial? Let me know!!

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