September is Ovarian Cancer awareness month & I am involved in a teal mug rug swap to help support the fight!
After making my donation & signing up... I received the fabric we all must use and awaited to hear from my partner.
After thinking ideas through I was ready to get things going!
I pieced a selvage block to be used as my focal point
The lower piece of fabric is the "swap fabric"
that must be used
The upper is the block I pieced to look like a mug
Needing more color, I added an outline
It wasn't until after my mug rug was fully bound,
(and quite crooked to say the least)- that I concluded----
TOO MUCH PINK!!!
I decided to use the teal I had already piece with on top
completed mug rug back
(hmmmm, must remember to make up a label...)
My 2016 Teal Mug Rug Swap for my partner,
Hope she likes it!
I had already decided a few weeks back to order extra yardage so I could shake things up with a special selvage quilt using just that collection of fabrics...
but to my utter disappointment, they arrived Thursday without a single visible selvage anywheres :(
How could Michael Miller do such a thing to a quilter??????
Thus, I had to rethink the whole thing...
I decided on a giant star, with a modern twist and jumped right in. After sketching out some variations... I got started.
split 12" squares
I had to take a break after block nine when my niece showed up
and desperately wanted access to my rulers and rotary cutter...
Just wishing the cut angles did not vary the shading so much in the fabric weave on the piecings....
Today.... (Don't tell my DH)...
The Tula Pink fabric I preordered months ago arrived in a plain brown box. I gleefully snuck it in...
ok... so I am still hoarding Tula. She & I have a very special relationship... don't judge me.
Slow & Steady by Tula Pink!