Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mug Rug Revival Swap

I joined a swap via Flickr (where else? that's where all my bees are). This is a secret swap, so we don't know who will be sending to us, all we know is to whom we are sending. My partner put in a last minute plea for one that would go well on her sailboat. I think what I created fits the bill - crabs, octopi, and waves.

This is the first time I've ever made flying geese. I used the no waste method which creates four at a time. I paired it with the scraps of the blue wave and octopi fabric I had left over from the baby quilt made in January. It's also bound with the save blue waves. The octopi border has the mitred corner piecing that I learned at the Balitmore Sewing and Quilt Expo a few weeks ago.

 I didn't take a close up of the corners, but these are the most perfectly mitred corners that I've done to date. I use the Red Pepper Quilts machine binding method, and it works so well. 

And for the back, I did a little strip pieced patchwork. 
This was a nice little break from working on the big quilt of many HSTs. 


  1. Nice rug. I love that the inner border is a color that occurs in the other fabrics!

  2. Cute! I need to check the date of that swap, I need to get mine finished and mailed!


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