God blessed me with a creative soul, knowing it would comfort and nurture me in this crazy world.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us-- yes, establish the work of our hands.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mug Rug Swap
Fort Worth Fabric Studio announced a spring mug rug swap a few months ago. I thought it would be a fun swap to participate in... a quick project and something I'd have time to make without putting myself in a bind so I signed up. We were to make one mug rug and were assigned a partner to make and send a mug rug to.
I decided to make two mug rugs, as it seems like the times that I'm using a mug rug, I'm usually sharing a cup of coffee with a friend and it's nice to have a spare mug rug to share.
So here they are. I didn't know anything about my swap partner, so I just focused on happy, spring fabrics. I paper pieced the baskets on both mats. I forgot to measure these before I mailed them, but I'm guessing they were about 6" x 12"...or something like that.
These could be reversed... pretty simple and clean on the backside. To quilt these, I used a standard serpentine stitch on my machine and just made it as wide as the stitch adjustment would allow.
I enclosed a pack of lady bug buttons and some spring-ish note cards. There was also an initial button but I forgot to include it in the photo.
Now, here's the not-so-great part. I haven't heard anything from my swap partner. Not even a quick email acknowledging that she received these mug rugs. It makes me think that she didn't like them at all. :( I also have not received a mug rug from whom ever was assigned my name....this would not be the same person that I sent my mug rugs to. You always take a risk when you join a swap. I will say that this was an international swap and it is possible that my mug rug will yet arrive and is swimming around in the postal system somewhere. I'll post an update if this happens. I've been terribly disappointed with some swaps before and I have also been extremely thrilled..... you just never know!