And our winner is .............
number 3, O'Faigh! Congratulations hon, I think I have your address, if not I'll let you know! Thank you everyone for playing along!
I did finish my own gift, with 5 whole hours to spare. I made a set of 7 mug rugs.
The pictures are horrid because it was already dark out. The light in here is not the best, sorry. Anyway, these are my own designs, and as soon as I get the pattern written up [give me about a week] I'll be happy to share it with you.
I wanted kind of big mug rugs....the one thing I don't like about them, is that you always have to set your mug on the prettiest part, and my name is not Grace. So I made mine with a big square to put your cup on, and left the pretty part off to the side.
After I had them cut out and the tops made, I decided using a light color was a mistake, being that I'm a spiller and all, and probably should have used a quilt block, maybe a star. Do you do that? Change your mind when it's too late? I also don't care for the colors I used, and will be re-doing them in redwork.
Another mistake was that I tried to cheat on the finishing. Rather than going to the hassle of making and attaching a binding, I decided to do the pillowcase finish. I don't like it, and next time will use binding.
Lazy doesn't pay.
Because I pillowcased them, anything more than minimal quilting would have puckered something awful. Yes absolutely these need to be made again, lol.
Maybe that will be my November project. Speaking of November, it's here - almost 1am! This coming weekend we'll be turning our clocks back, and gaining an extra hour. WE NEED IT. Less than two months to go now! I'll be back tomorrow to kick off our November making!