I received the beautiful mug rugs from my swap partner Pam a few days ago, which made their way safely to Singapore from USA! It was so exciting to receive the mug rugs, and boy was I amazed when I opened the package to see loads of other goodies which Pam sent over! There were two packs of Hannah Montana fabric squares, one pack of charm squares from my favourite Figtree Quilts collection “Gypsy Rose” and a notepad with a pen. It was so sweet and thoughtful of her. God does wonderful things connecting two people from miles away. It’s just so amazing how Pam even knows I’m a fan of Figtree Quilts!
I love the colour combinations, so pastel and very suitable for spring. Pam’s workmanship and quilting skills are just excellent, from the way little details like the small butterfly and lines on the basket are sewn.
Mug rugs and goodies from Pam
Springtime mug rugs from Pam
Growing flowers mug rug
Flower basket mug rug
I love how she used embroidery to sew the quilt label, so professionally and uniquely done!
This is my best swap so far, as the previous two didn’t turn out very well. Very glad to know a new friend from this swap! I hope she receives my mug rugs soon, and will like what I’ve made for her.
After working on the mug rugs for a few weeks, they are finally completed! I hope I had more time to work on them though and improve on the colour combinations. It’s a pity I was really ill over the past few weeks and had to cope with the children’s exams at the same time, and could not dedicate more time and efforts into making better ones. In addition, I had to meet the deadline of shipping the mug rugs over by 13 May.
Check out the mug rugs which I sent to my swap partner Pam from USA early this week. I’ve just received the beautiful mug rugs she made for me with loads of goodies, which I’ll share in my next blog post. Hope she’ll receive my mug rugs soon.
The Springtime Mug Rugs are completed
Growing Flowers Mug Rug
Flower Basket Mug Rug
Quilt label for Growing Flowers Mug Rug
Quilt label for Flower Basket Mug Rug
I also spent some time to sew a cardholder for Pam. I hope she likes it!
A little goodie for Pam – namecard holder
My progress wasn’t as fast as expected for the two mug rugs as I’ve been ill since last week and was suffering from back pain, which doesn’t allow me to sew for long periods. Having to cope with tutoring the kids for their mid-year exams didn’t help too.
I’m however working on the hand appliques for the Flower Basket Mug Rug top now, as I’ve completed the Growing Flowers Mug Rug top last week. What’s left is actually to quilt and bind the mug rug.
I’ve unfortunately missed the deadline to mail the mug rugs which is today! I’ve just emailed my swap partner to explain the situation and hope she understands. Working on it really hard now, so I can mail it out by next week.
Here’s some snapshots on what I’ve completed so far:
Completed Growing Flowers Mug Rug Top
Flower Basket Mug Rug Appliqued Top
Michele from the Quilting Gallery has organised another exciting mug rug swap and I’m in! This time, the theme is “Springtime Flowers” and the designs are so pretty! My partner is Pam from USA and I’m happy to be sewing for her. Her favourite colour is purple and I’m trying my best to have different shades of purple on the mug rug. Thank god purple is also one of my favourite spring colours and I’ve lots of purple stash lying around.
I finally found time to start on the mug rugs this week and I’m halfway done with the first mug rug. The applique pieces have been ironed on and I hope to finish my hand applique for the top this weekend.
After working hard for the past two weeks, I’ve finally completed the appliqué coasters. Yeah!
I’ve kept the design plain & simple due to time constraints, as I need to complete them in time. However, I like what I see. Simplicity is good! This is a great weekend project for busy professionals like me. Not only is it cute, it’s also pretty easy to sew!
I should be running to the post office to have them mailed out to Ginny in USA over the next 2 days. Hope she likes what I’ve made!
I took opportunity of the long weekend over the National Day holidays to catch up on my sewing. Was working hard on the appliqué coasters & they are near completion!
This is such a fun & easy project and I hope to be able to complete them by this weekend. The coasters are reversible, which make them all more meaningful. I’ve just finished quilting the top & sewing on the borders, which I’ll share in my next posting.
Here are the completed blocks…
I’ve started working on the appliqué coasters swap by The Quilting Gallery and things are looking good so far! Michele just linked us up with our swap partners and mine is Ginny, a great quilter from Texas, USA. Looking forward to receiving the gorgeous coasters from her!
This is a great swap to be in, cos the coaster pattern is so cute! I’ve just cut up all the appliquéd pieces and ironed them on to the background fabric using the fusible web method.
Check out the photos below! I’m targeting to finish them up in two weeks time & will update my blog as I progress.