Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My 1st mug rug, and things to swap???

Hi everyone!

Today I decided to tackle my first mug rug.
The one I made is a little bit big.
It's 7.5 x 14 inches.
But I still like it.
This is only my first attempt.
I will keep trying and hopefully I will come up with just the perfect one.

This one is made out of pieces that I had left from cutting some dresden plates for my Bee blocks.
I thought it would be the perfect way to use them up.


I also worked on making some of my Bee blocks.

This first one I made for Austen.
I hope she likes it.

This second one I made for Brenda.
Unfortunately, I ran out of dark grey.

She didn't send quite enough.
But I enjoyed working on it.
I still sent it to her and she will be able to use her leftovers to finish it.
I do want to make this block again.


I am also hoping to find someone who would be willing to swap some fabric with me.

I have this Heather Bailey Pop Garden fabric shown below.
I would be willing to swap either fat quarters of each of the four prints, or even half yard cuts, for an equal amount of fabric.

I also have two Amy Butler patterns that I would like to trade for fabric.

I also have these four other patterns that I'm willing to trade for fabric.



I love all kinds of fabrics.
 Collections I'm trying to add to my stash are:

1) any modern fabrics. (not orange)
 2)some Minick and Simpson fabrics from any of their collections.
3) any Bonnie and Camille fabric
4) I don't really use batics, so I'm not interested in these.
5) I also love country fabrics.
6) I would also take scraps of fabric. LOVE scraps!!!
7) Red is my favorite color. But I like blues, greens, brown, aqua, pink. But not orange.

So, If any of these interest you, send me an email with pictures of what you would like to trade.
Hopefully someone will want these.

Hugs

Ariane

9 comments:

Barb said...

Love your mug rug...and blocks.

You have come up with a smart way to get rid of items and get fabric. I just love it!

AMKreations said...

I love Heather Bailey fabric, but I doubt I even have anything you might like.

No orange??!?! awe...it's the best color! =)

Love your workings. Great job.

Amy said...

I love your mug rug! It's beautiful! That block with the dk grey background was coming along so nicely, I wish you were able to finish it so we could see! Good luck with your swaps!

Linda said...

great idea Ariane. I have lots of what you are looking for.
Contact me and I will go over them with you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I love the mug rug Ariane...

Stray Stitches said...

Love your mug rug! Just made my first one too. You can see it here: http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2010/11/muggy-flower-wednesday.html
I really like the blocks your created.

Millie said...

I love your mug rug and blocks. You always have the prettiest fabrics.

Vals Quilting said...

I love your mug rug too! Dresden plate blocks are one of my favs. The block for Austen is one of my long time fav blocks as it's such a great design (double D is the name right?)
I LOVE the counting one with numbers, super cute for a kids room! If I had to pick just one ;)
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hello! I went to Flicker and searched for mug rugs...and saw yours and fell in love with it! Then I googled your name and here I am! I am not a quilter but I love the mug rugs so decided this would be a good place to start! I LOVE your dresden design and would love to make one! I'm going to google that and see if I can get a pattern! I just wanted you to know I thought your mug rug was the prettiest one on Flicker! ♥