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"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I made nine of my butterflies! I went ahead and added a trim to them so I can make mug rugs! That blue butterflies is the fabric I'm using for the backing.
They ended up being about 5 1/2 and 7 inches big.
When I am cutting out a pattern from a book or papers, I use my ruler holder to hold my pattern for me off the cutting table. It works great and it holds my place.
Back to the butterflies. I cut one side of my backing smaller then I meant to, but made it work. I pined them simply and since I really don't have any time to do fancy quilting (I need them done by Saturday), I am just following the butterfly.
I am thinking the bottom picture might look better, I did not outline the body on it, just the wings, what do you think? I am just using the backing for my binding to help reduce bulk and to save time.
Why do I need them by Saturday you ask? I am having a tea party and want to send everyone home with something Springy!
Mug Rugs are a great way to use up batting you trim off your quilts, this piece was the perfect size!
I wan a $25 gift card from What About Rheema? to the Fat Quarter Shop! I was so excited! I have to admit, I did spend more then my gift card, but I got some fabric I had really been wanting!
My husband decided he wanted me to make him a mug rug when he saw the ones I was making. I'll use some of his RTE 66 fabrics for his! LOL