Friday, October 18, 2013

Making Christmas - list


I wasn't sure if I want to join in this blog hop called Making Christmas but couple days later I'm making my list. You can read all about this hop over at Rainbow Hare Quilts.

Here's my list:

- Christmas theme wall hanging
- Christmas ornaments for local swap
- winter/Christmas theme house pouch
- vinyl pouches as gifts
- pillow covers
- 241 tote pattern by Noodlehead
- felted jewelry
- knitted socks

and mug rugs with pocket on the back. I didn't know what pictures to add so I made up mug rug with snowflakes on it.
I have this idea in my head. I see hexagon wall hanging. Mix of turquoise and white hexagons. Some scrappy, some solids, some with hand stitched snowflakes on it. I tried something similar in small mug rug portion and I'm totally leaving this idea. Even though I like hand stitching I'm not up to this challenge.

I made two hexagons using paper templates. I could see the top fabric through and I didn't like that so I cut out piece of interfacing tiny bit smaller and added in. It was one of those iron on things so I iron it on the top fabric to keep it in place, sewed around and draw snowflake shape on it. I wanted to use Frixion pen at first but I don't have many experiences with it and since this will be given out or mailed in December I didn't want to risk the marks would come out in winter temperatures so I used chalk pen instead.

While making the mug rug I got this idea of mailing it to someone. I might want to add Christmas card or letter so pocket on the back side would be quite useful. So I simply folded one rectangle and added pocket prior the binding. I put some interfacing on it but I don't think it's necessary. I like dots and ric rac and that's what the back side is all about. There are many possibilities to make Christmas theme mug rugs so I hope that inspired you a bit. I sure have that buzz in my head.

Since it's Friday I'm linking up to TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts.


  1. I would love one of these. Those hexies are just so pristine on there. Love it. I'm sending my

  2. Thanks for the instructions. Just love your hexies!

  3. Pretty mug rug, and the Making Christmas blog hop is a great idea :) I won't be joining as my family (gift recipients) read my blog and I don't need to spill any secrets, but I'll be poking around watching for fun ideas and seeing what others are getting up to :D

  4. Awesome! What a great gift that would be! What would you do to be able to mail it? (ie get a stamp to stick, address, etc)

  5. I love your mug rug! The stitched snowflakes are adorable, and I like the way that you quilted it as well.

  6. This is such a lovely mug rug!!! What a great idea!!

  7. Your mug rug is fab! It's going to be the first pin on the Making Christmas board! Thank you for linking up and good luck with your list, Janine x

  8. Great idea! I need something little to keep me busy in a few weeks. Hexies.... Hexie snowflakes might just be it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Dots, ric rac, snowflakes and hexies! With a pocket!... all on a mug rug! That's a recipe for awesome right there!

  10. Perfection. Everything about this mug rug is perfect. I often fuse two pieces of fabric together when using white for applique. Or I cut my white shapes from a white linen tablecloth I purchased especially for white applique (it is thicker than quilting cotton and can be laundered).

  11. I love your style, Vera! Another beautiful project!

  12. I love your mug rug Vera! Lot's of thought has been put into it! Love the aqua embroidered snowflakes on the hexies! Great idea to add a sleeve to leave an envelope with a message. The ric rac is such a nice touch! Yep you have left me instilled with many ideas! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  13. This is a lovely way to give a giftcard! Just so pretty! Love the hexies with the snowflake embroidery, too!


  14. Wonderful mug rug! The snowflake colour is beautiful!

  15. it is so pretty! love your adaptations - the lining for the hexies and the letter pocket on back. very smart!

  16. The ric rac looks great, lovely idea to include a pocket for a little note, and I love the snowflake hexi.


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