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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stamp on it BLog Hop!














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!



July 3

More Stars in Comanche

Dachsies With Moxie

NotionNanny



 13 Woodhouse Road

Heikesquilt’

Traveling Quilter

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





52 comments:

Vickie said...

Very pretty stamp Miss Doxie lady!

haopee said...

Happy Birthday, Chip.

By the way, that runner looks nice. I like the hexagonal needlework on it.

Judy B said...

Very pretty bird stamp! Thank you for sharing.

Sharon said...

Very pretty love the birds and your quilting is wonderful.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely stamp.
Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely Red Robins stamps
Have a great day

Molly The Wally said...

Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Debby said...

What a lucky find, that postage stamp bird fabric. Great projects! thanks for sharing them today.

Thearica said...

Your stamp is great! Thanks for sharing!

Francesca Villa said...

Wow that is so awesome! You did such a great job! I wish I had some sort of skill when it comes to crafting! I'm so horrible at making stuff! hugs

Madame Samm said...

very lovely....your bird stamp well you can certainly fly with it can't you...

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Love your runner and rug.... how neat that you found some official stamp fabric to use! Thanks for sharing!

NotionNanny said...

Very nice. I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very very pretty

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful - reminds me of a quilt my mother made many years ago! blessings, marlene

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

VERY pretty. Birds seem to make everybuddy feel HAPPY.

Patty D from NC said...

very nice, thanks for sharing.

harrispen said...

I love your stamp mug rug and table runner. I can see why you would like the bird fabric. How cool the way the Robin and Apple Blossom have special meaning too.

Cindy

apple blossom said...

beautiful mug rug and table runner

MooseStash Quilting said...

What great fabric you found. Love your mug rug stamp as well as the runner. Hope your break from blogging is short! We will miss you.

suz said...

very pretty stamp and table runner - great way to use a special fabric

Carol said...

Great fabric for your stamp...very cool design! I didn't know USPS made fabric stamps. :O)

krislovesfabric said...

Great stamp, so glad you shared :)

Theresa said...

Very lovely stamp!

jan said...

Agnes,
your stamp is adorable and your table runner is very pretty! Great job! Thank you for sharing.
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Kathy H said...

I love looking at the cardinals too. Good inspiration to make myself a cardinal table runner. Very pretty bird stamp.

JanesQuilting said...

Your stamp is sooo pretty, I love the Cardinals. The topper is equally as pretty.

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Perfect fabric choice with those cardinals (my favourite bird). I'm also a big fan of the HexNMore ruler. Isn't it fabulous?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful
Snorts,
Benny & Lily

Cathy said...

Your Mug Rug Stamp is just wonderful! I like your bird choice, so beautiful.

patchouli moon studio said...

Very nice!

Mary said...

Love the bird fabric. Thank you for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Sweet! Thank you so much!! I love Cardinals here in the winter especially!!

The Slow Quilter said...

Nice bird stamp and the use of it in the runner.

Nellie Duclos said...

I love your stamp projects with the Cardinals on them, but I was expecting to see dogs instead-lol! From CA, thanks for sharing.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love the bird fabric!
Thanks for sharing!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Great job on your mug rug stamp and table runner. Love the choice of fabric. Thanks for sharing.

gpc said...

Beautiful!

maggie said...

Oh I love the stamp! And your runner is super as well.
Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Great go-togethers... Runner and mug rug.

Heikesquilt said...

Wow, what agreat idea, a mugrug stamp, I love it.

BizyStitches said...

Love your birds and your idea. I just made 18 mug rugs last month but mine were patriotic. Thanks for the fun.

Joanna said...

Bird stamps are so nice, and your stamp is super. Very nice indeed. (Love your doggies, and my cat is named Moxie:)

Linda J said...

What a cute runner and mug rug! I love the cardinals but then I am a STL baseball fan so that might have a little to do with it, LOL.

Thanks for sharing with us, Agnes!

CharlotteT said...

Miss Agnes, your stamp is divine. Give those dachsies a hello from me and my kitty clan!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great table runner. I love birds. Took a lot for me to convince DH that they were more than just irritants to make his dog bark.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what beautiful work!

LJ said...

What a great way to use that bird fabric. Very cute!

Jackie said...

Wow, great stamp!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi

Can we assume the June 28 bids are still accurate? Is there some way I will know if someone else bids on an item (I am currently the high bid on Item 4 -- I think)? I know it's over tomorrow so I want to be able to respond if someone else bids on the purse ;-)

Spitty the Kitty
spittythekitty@live.com

auntdebbiequilts said...

Beautiful, Agnes. Love the birds.