Thursday, November 16, 2006

I've been working on ...

... a couple of things this week. Firstly, on Monday I finished making up the mug mat for Amy's netball coach. I packaged it up in the same way that I made up the one for my school friend a while ago. In stealth mode, I discovered that Bev's favourite colours are pink and purple, and had these strips already in my 1 1/2" scrap strips, and the binding was already in my 2" strips. How cute that the fabric in the centre square matches the mug so well, that was a happy accident!

The other fun thing I've been working on this week was at the Christmas gifts class. I made up a bag. We had the option of many projects, but I've never made a bag before, so decided it'd be best for me to try that while the teacher was around. Thank heavens I did, as I can quilt just fine, but I'm no seamstress!

I probably shouldn't have taken this picture on top of a different quilt, as it's made it hard to see the bag, and the bag is a bit rumply from being in my own bag, but you can get the idea. I now just have to sew the binding down on the right side, and attach the binding on the left side, and lastly secure the doilies so they don't flap around. I quite like the concept of this bag, it uses 2 1/2" strips, so I'll make another. I have so many 2 1/2" strips in my container, so it'll be good to put them to use.

Also this week, I started knitting a sock! I know, I've lost my mind, we're in the last month of Spring before heading into Summer. Even in Winter I don't wear socks a lot, but I have been fascinated by everyone's knitting and had to jump on the bandwagon. I think I may be hooked! Or should that be needled!! I'll show you some progress soon. I'm knitting with 4 ply sock wool, so it's slow going. Heading off now ... the sewing room is calling me ...

15 comments:

Angie said...

Wow, you couldn't have matched that cup and mug mat any better! And I love the pink/purple combo. :) Your bag is really cute too...and have we seen the quilt that it's laying on? LOL I like the idea of making a bag with 2-1/2" strips. All of the talk about knitting has me wanting to knit socks...alas, I never learned to knit. :( LOL

Cathi said...

I started socks last month and I have to say...that tiny wool and those tiny needles, couldn't manage it, will rip back and start again...eventually! You go girl!

I plan on doing some bag making with all my scraps in the new year, maybe pincushions, stuffed toys, as well as quilts next year... so many scraps, gotta get started using them!

Doodlebug Gail said...

You're having a great week aren't you? Love the mug rug, very cute and what a great way to use up some scraps.

I like the look of your bag - I am a "bag pattern" lady .... have yet to make one for myself, but have been known to buy a magazine for the one and only bag pattern inside it.

Love the quilt underneath the bag - is that another miniature?

Carol said...

That mug mat is so cute! I thought it was planned to match as it's so perfect with the mug. I spent the weekend making 12-inch log cabins and thought it would be fun to make some smaller ones. I liked them when they hit 6 or 8 inches. We were on the same wave length, sort of.

May Britt said...

The mug mat is so perfect to the mug. And what a great ide to make for friends. See if I manage to make some for christmas gifts too

Your bag is cute and you did a great job on it. Now you know how it is done and you will make many more. Look at my blog and try to make the little bag I have posted there!! This is very easy to make.

Susan said...

The mug and mat is wonderful - can't believe the fabric and mug match so well! The bag looks good! Hope you enjoy the socks!

Screen Door said...

I love the mug and mat. I have a weakness for dishes. You;ve been busy. Looks like fun.

Kathie said...

It's nice to see that SOMEONE is getting something done. Your projects look super. And a sock too? Can't wait to see your progress.

Darcie said...

Ah...serendipity! I love your mug and mug mat set...that is the most adorable gift!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

The mug and mat are perfect together - good eye!

Love the bag - I'm not a seamstress either! LOL

I have been thinking about learning how to knit cuz I love the socks everyone is making. I believe I'll just stop by Target and buy socks. LOL

bernard said...

hello

bernard said...

is beautiful

Dawn said...

Your bag is adorable, love the doily idea! And the mug rug with mug is wonderful!

Nadine said...

Absolutely cute ! I love those tiny quilty presents. Your friends are lucky !
The bag is beautiful too. Bravo!

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE.

Sandra said...

I just LOVE making bags. The lacey accents on yours really make it different - love it! The mug mat is so perfect for the mug :-)

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