One good thing came of this, and that was rewashing a quilt and removing all the back staining dyes from the previous wash. FYI, when you have a quilt with lots of hand dyed fabrics and you leave it wet in the washer for a couple of days, the dyes may leach out and discolor their neighbors. Always wash hand dyed fabrics in hot hot water and then dry immediately. But in my case, a good rewashing in hot hot water did the trick and all the fugitive dyes were lifted and washed away. Phew!
... he bought me a Nespresso machine along with everything I need. The fancy stemware, about a million coffee pods, and all the fixings!
Wish you were here, we could be laffing it up with a nice cup of cappuccino or espresso! Which reminds me...you can't have a cappuccino unless you have a lovely biscuit (cookie) to go with. Hmmmm, maybe I should start baking again!
The first cup!
That spurred me into the studio to make her some Mug Rugs. Before making these, I thought they were a big waste of time and turned my nose up at the idea...until I tried one. They are totally fun to make! I wanted mine to look different than those I found on Flickr, so I did the faced circle motif...about three times, until I was satisfied with the result. Then I got out my scraps and made a set of four.
They are about 7x11"
and I did flip and sew directly onto the batting, pillowcased them and added more quilting.
The faced circle is easy. Two squares right sides together, draw the circle on the back of one and stitch around. Then cut the center out leaving at least 1/4" of seam allowance and snip, snip, snip all around. Turn the facing to the back and press. Done a roo.
PS. Marianne over at www.thequiltingedge.com who got me started on QAYG, is now fusing. Is this a cool thing or what???