Thursday, May 19, 2011

Swap Fun

Since the beginning of the year I've joined three swaps.  The first was for potholders.  I feel bad because I don't think my partner liked what I made very much but I guess it didn't bother me too much because I wound up signing up for a second round.  This time it was for potholders (they had to be anything but square) and/or a grocery bag.  I did both.  Pictures here.  Here is what I received from my partner, Liz of Living my Sweet life
A cute bag, two potholders made with adorable kitchen fabric, a keychain, little notebook, and a bookmark!

That brings me to my next swap!!!  Mug Rugs

When I say that I've never made a mug rug,  or even seen one in person I am not kidding.  But I signed up anyway! :)   I haven't mailed my package out to my partner yet but here is the mug rug I made for her.
Here is the front.  She gave me a few different color choices to pick from.  One was orange, white, and aqua.  I am praying that my aqua and her aqua are the same!!  She also said she likes owls.  
This is the back.  It seems that a lot of the ladies on the mug rug flickr group do something on the back rather than leaving it plain so this is what I came up with.  Since the quilting wouldn't work for both sides I did each side separately using fusible fleece then lined up the border and hand stitched them together before putting the binding on.  I sure hope she likes it!



Kaylen said...

SO Super Cute!!!!! Love the mug rugs (and I've never even heard that term before-love it!).

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