Today is my day for this blog hop! Yes, I am taking a break from the Blogville Auction, which ends tomorrow so hurry if you wish to bid on something!
Below is a list of the lovely ladies joining me on this, the last day of the hop! Please click on each name and leave a hearty Blogville hello for each lady- prizes are again being given out for commenters, and the mom of Newby, Milo and Dixie won last year for commenting!
More Stars in Comanche
Dachsies With Moxie
13 Woodhouse Road
Jackie’s Art Quilts
What About Rheema?
From This to That
Sew We Quilt
The inspiration for this blog hop was postage stamps and we were to create any size, any theme, having a location and price on our stamps!
|Florissant, Missouri mug rug stamp|
My inspiration for the mug rug is my current location, Florissant, Missouri. While working my way through my stash to find fabrics for my original ideas (don't ask!), I came across this fabric and was surprised that it was USPS fabric based on the 2012 stamps depicting various state birds in the United States! I had purchased this fabric earlier this year at Jackman's Fabrics, on the clearance rack, because of the numerous cardinals depicted on the fabric. ( Knew that I would find something to make with it since I just loved the birds against the wood grain background- was thinking curtains or table runner for the kitchen)-So I took out my trusty Hexie and More ruler, and started fussy cutting various size hexagons, concentrating on the cardinals. Then I used iron on batting on each hexagon to make them stand out even more when quilted. Then I raided the stash again, and found some great green batiks leftover from a placemat and quilt made earlier for a BLogville resident, Ginger Jasper, and used that for the backing and the front of the table runner. The mug rug was actually a happy last minute idea- while finishing the table runner, I took yet another green and fused the hexagon on it and then I noticed the name of the bird and the flower- Robin and Apple Blossom. We have a robins nest outside of our bedroom window and Apple Blossom is the name of our street! So I found another scrap from another Blogville item, and put together the mug rug to commemorate where we currently live! Since I love Missouri, the price for this stamp is Priceless X2!!!
Please enjoy what I have made and make sure to visit the other ladies participating today with me!
|table runner and mug rug|
|close up of center hexagon on table runner|
|close up of left hand side of table runner|
|close up of right hand side of table runner|