Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday Wee project...Opps!

We learn from our mistakes.  Mistakes are a good thing.

Maybe if I keep saying it, it will make this mistake better.

Did you see it?  I am making mug rugs, my first ones, for my wonderful library volunteers.  And I was quickly cutting and sewing the two blocks together.  Did you see it yet?  Yes I sewed wrong sides together! 

On the plus side I got to try out a trick someone on another blog mentioned.  After you rip the stitches you use the round rubber end to 'erase' the little pieces of thread from the fabric.  Guess what?  It worked!

For the embellishment I used this really cute red stripe fabric from Joann's, ironed it to a fusible backing, and cut candy canes with my Big Shot.

Then I ironed them onto the muslin side.  You can see in my sample
I machine quilted each block with straight lines-vertical on the right and horizontal on the left(not over the candy cane).

  I may add some rick rack before binding but I'm still deciding.  I think I have to make about 7 or 8.  I need to count my volunteer list.  I will post a pic of the finished mats when I get them finished.

Keep dreaming...Colleen


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It wasn't a mistake. You were just protecting the good side of the fabric from a coffee drip....looks cute!


Sarah Craig said...

I feel like the emperor in the emperor's new clothes - I don't see any picture!!

Colleen said...

Yeah Double oops I posted the post before I had finished putting in the pics! Sorry!

Sarah Craig said...

It's cute! And we do learn from our mistakes, so I bet you won't make that one again anytime soon!

Annie said...

The mug rugs are going to be wonderful!! I love the candy cane appliqué. I think rick rack would look great. Maybe you could get small red and white rick rack and twist them together to sew on. If you twist rick rack together just right it lays flat. Anyway, just a thought, I think they will be great no matter what.

Anonymous said...

They're adorable! I've never heard of a Big Shot! The candy canes are so it!

Marie said...

I really need to make some of these! Yours are coming out super cute!

Joanna said...

Those are sweet. I'm sure your volunteers will love them. I need to make some, too.

Micki said...

I love the candy cane and it is going to be so adorable!