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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monogrammed Mug Rug

I am having a super duper productive crafty weekend.  I am taking JUST a little break here to show you the present I made for my best friend's birthday.  And I am only showing you right now because I wanted to link up with the Farmer's Wife in Your Life linky and it ends in a few hours.

Farmer's Wife in Your Life

I do not usually make small quilt blocks.  My first quilt EVER was made from 2 inch squares and it turned out TERRIBLE (not for beginners!)  The challenge was to create something using 6" block(s) inspired by the book, The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.  Well, unfortunately I do not have the book (although I really, really would love to own a copy), so I used a sampler quilt book I already own.  I chose the "anvil" block because I wanted to embroider the center with her monogram.  I already got her a mug and some goodies, so I thought the little mug rug would complement nicely.

I pieced the block, cut a square of Warm'nNatural batting the same size, and embroidered the monogram.  The backing is more of that cute olivey green Amy Butler fabric- I cut a square of that, sewed right sides together, and flipped it.  I machine quilted around the center square, too.  Pretty quick and it made me realize just how little fabric you need for these cute little squares.  I think I am going to be hoarding more scraps...

Check out the linky HERE to see more great projects!


Anita said...

It's great! I've admired the farmer's wife blocks, but I'm not even interested in trying to make them. =)

Maybe you'll get the book for Mother's day or something!

Happy April!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Aww it is so sweet! Love the pretty colors. A beautiful gift!

Renee said...

That's a great gift and the monogram makes it really personal. She's going to love it!

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