Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Makings of A Mug Rug and a Celebration Giveaway!!!!

Hello Everyone,

Today was a good day!  I got the urge to do some paper piecing, a small project, a mug rug.

So I dug into my scrap bin and pulled these fabrics out.


Some brights with white on black fabric.  A bold and bright combination!  Just my style.


Grabbed Unit J.  This is a paper foundation from Cappucino a Judy Niemeyer pattern.  The pattern can be found here.


I then lined up the fabric in the order that I wanted to see them appear on Unit J.


Pieced them in place.


Put batting and backing on and then quilted it with simple straight lines.  Mind you I usually quilt on a long arm, so don't look too closely at the quilting as this was done on my domestic machine.

Then bound it, by machine with more white on black.  Then VOILA!!


Tea is served!  This was a fun little project and took just about 1 hour.

You read the title of this post correctly, there is a giveaway!!


I am giving away 11 fat quarters of Kaffe Fassett's Aboriginal Dot fabric.  You can find this fabric  in my shop by clicking here.  

Why the giveaway?  My daughter turns 18 today and I wanted to share our celebration with you!

To enter the giveaway you must visit my friend Sherri at A Quilting Life.  Just click here and tell her that I sent you!

Hurry, the giveaway is open through Sunday night!

Until Next Time...

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80 comments:

Lesley said...

Jackie, your mug rug is great! AC(after Christmas) I will have so many new fun projects to try out! And you never know, maybe an hour BC(before Christmas) will come along to make one of these creations...I do have lots of Christmas fabric left....

Mystica said...

This mug rug is gorgeous! I cannot for some reason go into the quilting life blog.

diana said...

Happy birthday to your daughter :)

Jean said...

Happy birthday to Dear Daughter!

Love the mug rug... the brights make it.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

Love the mug rug.

denise said...

Hi Jackie happy B day for your daughter! My B day is tomorrow! Love your use of color.

Jess said...

I visited Sherri - but she told me to come back here :) - love the mug rug, and those dots are very cool!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I agree with Denise...you do use some amazing colors. Oh and I went to see your friend. Thanks for sharing your celebration with us

Gene Black said...

A very happy birthday to your daughter.
I love your mug rug. It is very pretty.
I visited A Quilting Life and left some bloggy love.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Happy Birthday to your Daughter!!

Love the mug rug! It has a fun look and nice movement.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! It's bittersweet to see them grow up. My son turns 21 next month. Just doesn't seem possible. Hope that you have a fabulous Christmas season!

Caro said...

Happy birthday to your daughter as she reaches this milestone. Love the Kaffe prints.

Patti said...

Happy 18th to your daughter! Love everything Kaffe and the Aboriginal Dots are no exception. Thanks for a great giveaway and the opportunity to win.

stitchinpenny said...

Hope your daughter has the best of birthdays! Love the Kaffe dots! What a wonderful day for all.

Barb said...

happy birthday to your daughter!
I love your mug rug - great contrasting colors.
Count me in on the Kaffe!
xx

Monika said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! 18 years is a very sprecial day for children und for mums too!

Enjoy your day!!!

Hannele said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, our daughter is a bit older, she had her 18th birthday in April :) Your mug rug is gourgeous, have to bear the pattern in mind...

Anya said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Love your mug rug!

One Little Thread said...

Been to visit Sherri and left her a message. Best wishes to your daughter for her 18th birthday. My DD is just a bit younger, but how quickly those years have flown.
PS: Love your paper piecing

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very fun giveaway! And Happy Birthday to your daughter. I visited Sherri and told her hi :-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

That's one stunning mug rug, Jackie! I love it. And Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to you daughter. Fun mug rug and it definitely has Jackie-style all over it. I just came from Sherri's blog. Love those Kaffe fabrics. Thank you for a generous giveaway.

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh Kaffe Dots -- Thanks for the wonderful giveaway Jackie. And Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

Mimi said...

Sending birthday wishes to your daughter!! Love your colourful mug rug... it has inspired me to make something similar for a quilting buddy! Thanks for sharing!!

Pieces to Love said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. You have a lovely mug rug and your friend has a great blog, I left her some love too.

Brenda said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! My son is two months shy of 18 and I can't quite believe it. thanks for the chance to win.

ShariK said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your mug rug is very pretty - love the fabrics by themselves and the contrast in the finished product. Thanks for the giveaway! Those are beautiful Kaffe fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Please tell DD "Happy Birthday" from me... Cute mug rug!!
Justine

Gwen said...

Happy 18th birthday to your daughter, and thank you for giving us a chance to win these beautiful fat quarters! :-)They're gorgeous!

Sisterino said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

I visited your friend's blog..I love it, too! Would love to win this fabric! My husband has forbid me from buying anymore until I use up some of my stash.. =)

Anita said...

Love the rug...and I might use that template for another project I'm going to do with some spools! =)

Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway...heading to visit your friend.

Rebecca said...

I visited and follow your friend's blog :) HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY to your daughter!!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Cute mug mat! Happy Birthday to your daughter. I can't believe how quickly time is passing. The girls will be off to school in no time.

Carrie P. said...

Perfect mug rug for tea.
Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Jackie,
thanks for the chance to win, lovely fabrics and mugrug too!!
all best wishes to you and your daugther!
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! love the mug rug, and now I'm motivated to go home and try one (I have the pattern and most of those fabrics too!)
Thanks for the giveaway... I visited Sherri!

Lauralei Properties said...

I visited sherri's great site - love the mug rug - heading to my scrap bin now :)

Mom C said...

Visited Sherri, check. Love, love your mug rug. Was planning to make some mug rugs after Christmas as thank you gifts but was struggling with a good, universal, fairly quick and easy pattern, incorporating lots of unrelated colors, and you've provided me with the perfect answer. Thank you, thank you, I can't wait to try my hand. Happy December.

beaquilter said...

fun giveaway I posted over there

Cathi said...

That mug rug is so pretty I'd want to put a coaster on top of it to make sure it didn't get coffee stains!

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter.. thanks for the lovely mug rug idea... so effective...
Hugz

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Happy birthday to your daughter and congratulations to you,too.
I've just visited sherry and said Hi!
Love your mug rug.

Kathleen C. said...

Happy Birthday to the birthday girl! I bet you made her something for her birthday :).
I love using fabrics with swirls and with dots, both give good movement to a quilt. Thanks for this chance to win.

Lisa said...

Lovely mug rug, fabrics work brilliantly.
Thanks for the chance of winning the lovely Kaffe fabrics, I recognise those from your bloggers BOM fabric choice :)

Kim said...

Hi Jackie,

Lots of celebrating going on at your home, anniversary, birthday, Christmas........busy busy :0).

Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

Rosa said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!!

Carla said...

I visited Sherri - but she told me to come back here LOL Love the mug rug very pretty. Happy birthday to your daughter.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love the mug rug and the colors you choose. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

JustPam said...

I said Hi to Sherri. Happy birthday to your daughter. Love the mug rug and mini tute. Merry Christmas!

iluvmybugs said...

Best wishes to your daughter on her 18th birthday! Your mug rug is so colorful and fun Jackie...love it!!! Visited Sherri's blog and enjoyed seeing her projects.

Debbie said...

Been to Sherri's and enjoyed scrolling through her blog. Bright idea for a mug rug, Jackie.:) The colors on those Kaffe fabrics are so yummy.

Mary said...

Said hi to Sherry. I follow her blog and love to read it too. Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Hope she has had a great day.

Sherri said...

Hi Jackie...happy birthday to your daughter...and thanks so much!

dakotaessence said...

Thanks to the introduction to Sherri's blog! And a BIG thanks for the opportunity to win these gorgeous fabrics!

~Jillian in North Dakota

Janet said...

I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! Love, love the cheerful mug rug.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! My youngest just turned 18 too. I guess that means I'm getting old! LOL!
I love mug rugs, and yours is so cute!

Sallie said...

Happy birthday to your daughter. Love the mug rug and fabric you are giving away! Thanks!

Janet said...

Jackie, I said hi to Sherri and she sent me back to see you. Love your mug rug; so bright and cheery! Happy birthday to your daughter.

Karen (nybird) said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Visited a Quilting Life and said hello....already a follower of her blog.

Your mug rug is awesome as is the lovely fabric!

Crystal said...

Visited a Quilting Life and said hello, thanks for the giveaway!

Anne said...

Enjoyed visiting Sherri's blog. She's mighty talented. Happy Birthday to your daughter! How sweet to celebrate with quilting friends.

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter , it is my sisters birthday today too. I love the mug rug , great fun.

Sheila said...

I stopped by to visit at Sherri's blog and she is very talented I have been to visit many times before . I love her basket quilt she has on display .

Mhairi said...

Love your mug rug. The colours are fantastic.

Karen (nybird) (KMello) said...
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Anonymous said...

Your mug rug is adorable. Happy birthday to your daughter. To be that young! Thank you for your blog and the chance to win Kaffe Fassett's 11 fat quarters. What a quilter couldn't make with these fat quarters. Merry Christmas and I will say Hello to Sherri.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

karamino said...

Your mug rug is great! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Carol in E TN said...

Love your mug rug! And congrats to your daughter. Love the Kaffe fabrics, thanks for the giveaway.

AlessandraLace said...

happy birthday to your daughter. amazing mug rug. hugs

marogez said...

Happy Bday to your daughter, ahhh to be 18 again. I love the mug rug and will probably make those next time and include a mug as a gift... I already made tablerunners for my friends this year.

Linda V said...

Left a comment with Sherri. And happy birthday to your daughter! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

WIPPYSPLACE said...

I could use colors like this in my stash--not my colors of choice but lately seems I have been buying stuff I wouldnt normally have, simply because i wound up needing it someplace! love the texture would make for great accents! :-) new colors?? I can hardly wait!! I LOVE the mug rug, with room for snack!!! what creativity you have!!!! *~*CAROLE*~*

Kathi said...

Lovely colors and so much texture. Mug Rugs are fun to make too! Hope your holidays are happy Jackie!

Carla G said...

Love your mug rug!! Those colors are fabulous! :)

Pam - said...

A very Happy Birthday to your daughter and Merry Christmas to you & yours! I adore your bright & happy mug rug! Perfection!

Marcia W. said...

These are some of my fave Kaffe fabrics. Thanks for the chance for dots.

Marika said...

Happy birthday to her !!
And thanks for sharing that beautiful fabric with us !

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to your DaughterI love the mug rug and the fabric is beautiful Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas

roccagal said...

Tahnks for the great giveaway and the wonderful Cappucino PP pattern!!!!

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