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Monday, May 26, 2014

Design Wall Monday

I go to 2 of the same retreats as my friend Billie. At each retreat, she gifts me with a  grocery bag or 2 or 3 of her scraps. I do love scraps. Billie is getting ready to move and needs to sort stuff and make decisions. Lucky me! This year she gifted me 3 bags.  I was super efficient and instead of just putting the bags in the bin of scraps until I am ready to dig into them, I spent one morning's knee icing time sorting scraps-on my lap!  There were oodles of strips of all sizes. Oodles I tell you!!

There were some wedge pieces, some nice sized chunks and very few crumbs.  So after looking at the wedges, I started to play and came up with 2 mug rugs. I am finally able to sew a little so play time began!  I still have to put binding on the second one but that won't take long. I had fun quilting with decorative stitches and fun thread. These will be fun for the kids when we have our snacks or picnics out on the deck. I'm glad I didn't find a home in my scrap bins for theses pieces. Thank you again Billie!!

I'm headed over to see what others are doing at Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.


Bonnie said...

Neat mug rugs. And, what a quick finish. Great job and wonderful colors.

Mary said...

How kind of Billie to Share!! The kids will like using these with G-ma!

Kate said...

Love the scrappy mug rugs. What a great way to use up scraps.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Great mug rugs and how lucky to be the recipient of someone else having to clean out. Funny, how that works with fabric isn't it? :)