Monday, October 18, 2010

getting crafty!

On Saturday, I met with the DC Modern Quilt Guild for our monthly meeting. One of our new members was generous enough to open her home to us to meet at. She lives in Rockville in a 100 year old house that is so adorable. Also adorable is her two year old daughter who was there!
As always, when I came home, I was feeling a bit inspired, so I made a few things!
Here are two little holiday ornaments that I made. They were SO easy and took ten minutes each! I think I will be making lots of these little ornaments. I can use them with gifts, I think, to help decorate the packages!
Anyone want an ornament? :)

Here is a little "mug rug," as I am calling it. I suppose it could be a pot holder, but there is only one layer of batting inside. People seem to be making these to keep on their desk and put their cup of tea/coffee on. So, I suppose it is like a big coaster :)
This wonky "pattern" came from the first issue of Fat Quarterly, a new e-zine that I am loving. They have a special holiday issue coming out today that I plan to buy this afternoon!

I've also finally finished the baby quilt I've been working on, but I am not going to post pictures yet. The baby's mother sometimes reads my blog, and I don't want her to see pictures of it before it arrives at their home in Wisconsin! So, I'll be getting that in the mail soon and will then post some pictures! I am very pleased with how it came out.

The rest of the weekend was quiet. Steve was out of town, but did send me a dozen cupcakes and a vase of tulips and irises while he was gone, so that was very nice. Maybe I will post a picture of those tomorrow....

How was your weekend?


Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

what gorgeous projects!! you have such a talent!

Annie said...

Wow, go Steve go!

Great job on all your projects!

flip flops and pearls said...

Could you please contact me about the swap? TKS A ZILLION!!

flipflopsandpearls at

Jenny said...

I love those patterns! Adorable!

midnight macaroons said...

I've been swamped and haven't found a lot of free time until now to visit my favorite blogs. How fun to attend a quilting group. I really love the ornaments. My grandmother made me some like that years ago. They were my favorite ornaments. I'll have to ask my mother to ship them out to Texas for me. Also, fabulous and fun fabric for your mug rug.

Steve rocks. A dozen cupcakes and flowers!!!

Jill said...

As always.....Cute Creations! I can't wait to see the baby quilt! You're so talented!