Monday, September 28, 2015

Experiments finished

I can't believe it took me month to bind these two bits. I haven't been much company to any of you lately. I guess I just needed a little break.

Let me tell you some background story for the STAY mug rug. Way back I was inspired by Ruth and this post. I knew I wanted to play with these confetti tiny pieces as well.

At first I ironed those pieces to fusible interfacing. I covered it with sheer fabric and lay piece of fabric on top. Those letters are cut out as you can see it here.

Is it a message or what the heck does the STAY stands for?

I wanted to take a part in New Bloggers blog hop and send out a message to those that are leaving my blog. I know shocking but some followers left and this is a message for them to STAY! I'm kidding but I just wanted to let others know that is perfectly normal that your stats numbers are changing.

Plus the inspiration came from U2 song STAY. I don't have USB slot in my car radio and I'm picking up old CDs I haven't listen to in years. So before you hit that unfollow button remember how Bono sings STAY ... :)

I made the backside during the Selvage along so no wonder selvages are included.

I my second attempt I did not iron those pieces at all. I just lay them down on piece of interfacing covered with sheer fabric and added some zig zag stitch all over. Then I lay the fabric with cut out triangles on top.

You might see the texture in full sun a bit better.

The other side is made out of geese block leftovers. Not sure if to call this a mug rug. Some sort of mini it is I guess. It'll make nice gift to someone. I feel Christmas just behind the corner. Let's link it to Ho, Ho, Ho and on we Sew!

If you are curious about the size. These finished 6x8"and 6.5x8". It is kind of funny that I finished these small scrappy projects prior the original one (quilt and cushions). I just like to play rather than really quilt, lol.

Quilting is more fun than Housework Celtic Thistle Stitches


  1. I've seen the blog stats change too and I think that's how it goes in blogland! Cute minis, and there's nothing wrong with "play." :) Love that selvage backing!

  2. I love the font you created for STAY.

  3. I definitely plan to stay, Vera. You are so right that blog numbers do bounce around, though. The second one you made does have a Christmas feel to it, and someone is going to be a lucky gift recipient.

  4. "Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble ... and if I stay it will be double ..." - not U2, but apparently I'm double trouble :D

    Cute mug rugs! I think everyone in blogland needs to take a break now and then :) I don't check my stats - my blog is more to keep track for myself of what I'm working on and what's going on in my world so if anyone that's not related to me reads it, it's a bonus, lol!

  5. everything changes so quickly in the world nowadays. maybe blogging is declining as we move on to other things. love your creativity though!

  6. Great little finishes! I love the tight quilting on your Stay mini. Thanks for sharing these with Oh Scrap!

  7. They're both beautifully done and so intricate. I'm drawn to the "Stay" one. Maybe that's what you meant by stay.......Stay longer and take a closer look.

  8. Great little finishes, Vera. I haven't left and don't plan to. I get great inspiration from you.

  9. What a great way to use up those tiny little scraps of fabric that haunt my sewing room Vera!

    I shall certainly be staying around too :)

    Thanks for linking up to Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew too!

  10. They look great and I love the trees - it does seem Christmassy to me too!

  11. I hung the two mug rugs I was given in a swap on my wall. I was never going to put a dirty mug in them. Let's call these little beauties minis.
    I have been thinking of a song ever since I saw the earlier post of your stay experiment. I had Shakespear's Sister's Stay with Me in my head. Do you know that one? I did not know this song by U2! How is that possible? (And can you imagine any of the guys in the band on public transport today? :) )


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