I’m trying to catch up with my blog posts. Here are a few things I made over the summer.
Basted tons of hexagons. One day I will have enough for a quilt, one day…
Laptop sleeve for a college grad gift
Buttercup Clutch (Made by Rae pattern) birthday gift
Onsie prezzies for some of the cutest babies I know!
All summer long my beverages have been sweating all over my sewing table. I knew I wanted to make myself a mug rug but just never felt inspired to actually do it. Lately Amanda (Mrs. McPorkchop) had been inspiring me, posting her mug rug photos on twitter. (You know how much I love twitter!) Her mug rugs are so pretty & she’s been making an effort to use up some of her scraps, something I should concentrate on as well.
Inspired by Amanda I sewed up my own scrappy mug rug late one night. I obviously didn’t have enough lights on because I have some batting showing through. Can you spot it? I’ll have to applique something to cover up the hole.
I also practiced machine stitched binding. I am not good at that! I kept the white thread because I didn’t feel like changing it. It really sticks out but that’s okay.
I am so happy to have this thing. It’s so pretty & keeps my table from having puddles on it. Why the heck did I wait so long to make myself a mug rug?! (Mug rugs are way better than coasters.)
I also spent a good chunk of time going through my fabric stash & cutting little squares for my hexagons. Yup, I’m still working on those. I now have a nice pile of squares to be sewn up.
I also pulled a few fabrics for a destashing in my shop eventually. It’s really hard for me to let go of fabrics. I always think this might be the perfect fabric for a project in the future. Yeah right, Jaclyn. Let it go, you don’t want to end up on Hoarders!
The last month has flown by for me. (Maybe you figured that out from my lack of blogging!)
Yesterday was the final game of the World Cup. Spain won their first ever World Cup! Congratulations Spain!!
World Cup Hexagon Month has also come to a close. That means it’s time to announce the winners!
Robyn of Coffee & Cotton will be receiving the Moda petit fours. Robyn is also hosting sport inspired quilt-a-long on her blog, check it out!
Valkryie66 is getting the Dream On charm pack!
While I was going through my scrap bag for my hexagons I made a pile of matching bits that I’ll also be giving away….to Bree of me and my 2 guys!
Thank you to everyone who participated in World Cup Month Hex-a-long. I hope it inspired you try hexagons or to finish some that you have been wanting to get done. I managed to make 270 hexagons done in the past month. Woohoo!