Friday, November 18, 2011


My littlest monster is in Kindergarten.  This week his class was learning about the letter 'Qq'.  Adam was eager to tell his class that 'quilt' begins with the letter 'Q' and that his Mommy makes them.  I was then asked by his teacher if I had any quilts to share with the class.  You would think that the obvious answer would be yes but surprisingly I don't have 1 (not 1!) finished quilt that lives in our house.  Shameful, I know.  I have made plenty (you can see some of them here) but I have given them all away.  My poor children!! 

Anyway, I knew I couldn't make a quilt in just a few days (of course, I probably could have finished one of the 7 quilts that I have in progress. oh well) so I decided to make a mini quilt (or mug rug but mug rug doesn't go with 'Q' day).

Finished size 10"x 7.5"
Print fabric is OZ by Sanae for Moda and the solid is Kona Cotton in Bone
  I based it off this tutorial by Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts but cut my strips 1.5" (I also used this fabulous tutorial to make Adam's quilt, which STILL isn't finished! I am such a slacker). Perfect size for little hands to pass around.  And for fun, I sent one of my quilt tops in so the kiddos could see what all of those seams look like on the back.  It will be interesting to hear what all the kids thought of them.

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Melissa said...

Beautiful and lively mug-rug/quilt:) I love the fabrics you chose for it and for Adam's quilt.

Shawn said...

Love Oz and your mug rug ~ very nice sewing and quilting!!

Alison said...

I love the zig-zags! Definitely on my long list of things to do this winter.

Heather said...

So cute! That's great that your little guy is bragging on your quilts at kindergarten. :o) I'm sure the kids will really enjoy seeing them, too!

Carla said...

Great story! Love the rug in that pattern and fabrics. It look great :o)