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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coasters for Potholder Pass

Posted by PicasaI finally finished these coasters for the Potholder Pass Swap (Coaster Version).  I've had this Heather Ross print for a few years now.  I think I received it in a variety pack that I received from Sewbaby or Sewzannes.  I absolutely love the feel of the Heather Ross print as it is a brushed cotton.  I love the prints she has done with Kokka, but I wish she would have continued to design for US companies as well.  The main part of these was really easy and the handstitching went quickly, but the binding took me forever to sew on and then to finish the backs by hand.  Next time I make coasters, I will try making a circle so I don't have to stop, cut and start over on all the corners.  I do love how they turned out and hope that my partner enjoys them.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Mug Rug

Posted by PicasaI made this mug rug for my partner in the scrappy mug rug swap.  I knew my partner liked the Ghastlies and softer Halloween colors.  She seemed to comment on mug rugs with handstitching, so I added the handstitching on the osnaburg.  I ordered the halloween striped material just for the binding.  I love stripes for bindings, but hate sewing with them anywhere else.  There is also a small button embroidered spider in the lower left hand corner.  I used black handquilting thread along with silver metalic thread for the spider's head and legs.  

Coasters Received

Look what I received from the Potholder Pass Coaster Version.  I think I just listed vivid as my color.  I think the different colors in these will really come through depending on what other decorations are around them. These really caught my eye when they were posted on the sneak peaks.  Orange Queen sent the beautiful orange fabric and orange card that are in the back of the picture.  Thanks!!