Well, I've been a bit busier these days on my quilting. But first, I need to show the mug rug I received from the Country Fair Mug Rug swap last month. Really cute, and City Sandie did a fine job. :) She was also nice enough to tuck in a little extra...a western book marker, and a quilt pattern. There are some really nice ladies on the HGTV quilting and needlework forum.
Here's some of the squares that are quilted. The blocks with one color in each square are the back side, and of course the strips are the front. I'm just doing simple quilting on it since I'm not comfortable with free motion quilting. A lot of people stitch in the ditch along each strip. but I really didn't want to mess with that much stitching.
I have another string in progress, but this one jumped out in the lead. I hope next time I'm back to bring you up to speed on the other one.
Before getting the string quilts started, I made a Christmas tree skirt. It's not quite in the league with the one I made Angela and Robert, and I really don't want it to be. That one was pretty special to me. However, I like this one too, partly because I used some of my Christmas fabric stash. As I put in some angel squares, that particular piece of fabric had a little note attached that it was purchased in the mid-90's, 1994 or '96 if I remember right. Where's it going to go? I don't know yet. I don't put up a tree anymore, but I'm thinking it might make a nice gift to someone one of these days. A lady on the HGTV forum gives tree skirts for wedding gifts. I'm thinking that might be a possibility. Or I may just use it as a little table topper.
Guess that's it for now. Have a good week!