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Sunday, February 7, 2016

DWM: Goal! plus a bit of brown, and some string blocks




I don't care about the Super Bowl, but I did make a goal this week.  Here are the 17 mug rugs for the Magpies' Texfest meet up next month.  Making them was my  OMG -- One Monthly Goal -- for February.  They used a bunch of bandanas and 2-1/4 yards of fabric.

I folded 1-1/2" squares into triangles and sewed them into the binding for so the mug rug can be used as a wallhanging. (The backs were a variety of bandana prints.)

Brown is the color for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge . I made the nine brown Snail's Trail blocks for the Block Lotto in January (and posted the photo last week) so I thought I should come up with another project for the RSC.  When I sewed 2" squares into nine-patches for Dancing 9's (photo last week) I pulled out all the red squares and started leader-endering them. What to do with those twosies?  Jacob's Ladder would be fun. But what to use for the HSTs? Ah! Brown!

These blocks are 9-1/2" unfin. I don't know how many I'll make or how I'll set them.

NLCQG (my guild) members made Heartstrings blocks at the January charity sewing meeting.  I said I'd quilt up to five 48-block quilts if they'd make the blocks. At this week's meeting the blocks began to come in -- more than 125 so far, with more on the way.  We'll donate the quilts to a local agency.

I'm linking up for
RSC Scrap Happy Saturday
 Oh Scrap!
Design Wall Monday
Monday Making

P.S. My Super Bowl commentary:

13 comments:

  1. Seventeen? Holy cow! (Or is that Holy crow? Love the birds on them!)
    Your Jacob's Ladders are wonderful. I'd considered that block for RSC, but I managed to bury myself in other blocks. Maybe next year?

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  2. Your friends are going to be delighted with the mug mats! They are cute as can be.

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  3. Great work, you have been busy and most certainly will be for some time with all those blocks coming in. Love the super bowl comment...and I am Australian so dont even have to suffer the footy feverpitch!

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  4. Great idea sewing in those triangles! Thanks for sharing all your lovely projects with Oh Scrap!

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  5. Love the little mug rugs. I really need to make a few for the upcoming guild show. We have a $5 and under table (except I think they moved it to $10 and under....) We make little things to raise money for the guild. The jacob ladders look great although I think they look more pink than brown... which might be what you wanted.

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  6. love the mug rugs and red and brown is always a great combination

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  7. Your Dancing 9's look lovely and very much like Valentines to me. And BTW, I'm pretty sure the Super Bowl is by Royal Doulton... ;-) Hee, hee!

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  8. The mug rugs are so cute! I love the red and brown together. I never would have thought to combine them. I will now!

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  9. What a great use for bandana fabric! Someone gave me a bundle and I've been wondering what to do with them.

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  10. the dowager countess and i think alike! and those postcards are sooo adorable! what a great idea for your bandanna prints, tho you probably didn't bust all the fabric...

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  11. Those mugrugs are awesome, the Texfest peeps are going to get a kick out of such wonderful momentos!

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  12. Your mug rugs turned out fabulously!!! I love your Dowager Countess meme about the Super Bowl!

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  13. 17! mug rugs. They're wonderful.

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