Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mug rugs, quilting.........

I had the grand idea of having 100 mug rugs to sell at my show in NC.  The show will be there for 4 weeks and I hoped some people would want to buy a small piece if they weren't in the market for a large piece.  Like I said a grand idea but maybe not practical.  I have 30 finished now.
Here are 12 more waiting to be finished.  I'm trying to finish 2 a day.
I finally got the courage to quilt the colorwash that I pieced in 2007.  Here is the post where I showed it in progress.  Now I think I can quilt the other one from the same time period.  I started taking down the rows of the new colorwash so I can start sewing it together. I also quilted Crooked Cobblestones 6, the smallest of the series.  Now I need to find 2 bindings.


26 comments:

Jackie said...

I would say that you are definitely on your way to 100! Two a day isn't too much and I think that is really acheivable. Love the color wash, it looks fantastic!

Rosa said...

The color wash is amazing!!

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Laura said...

When and where is your show going to be in NC? That's where I live, hope it's nearby!

Gene Black said...

Your color washes look so good. I wish I had your eye for value changes.

hetty said...

Wow! You are one busy lady. I would certainly buy one of those mug rugs from you. They are so beautiful. As is the colour wash.

Karen H said...

The color wash quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I lived closer, so I could take one of your classes in colorwash. And the mug rugs are very nice. I'll be you sell out in no time!

Karen said...

The colorwash is wonderful! How did you quilt it? I think the idea of selling the mug rugs at your show is genius - they will definitely sell.

Marie said...

Great idea to have smaller pieces available at your show. Even if you don't get to having quite 100 finished you'll still have a good supply at the rate that you are going.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Like the others have said, I love the color wash projects. I will be interested in how you quilt them! Lately I've been drawn to these bright batiks, so nice to see projects using them, Michelle

Needled Mom said...

Thirty is good....how much longer before the show starts????

Love the gorgeous colorwash quilt!

Chris said...

Your colorwash looks super Wanda! I'm wondering, why did it take courage to quilt it? And how did you decide on the quilting design?

GerryART said...

You're making lots of headway. Keep up the pace, Wanda, and you'll make your goal for sure.
hugs

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Quiltdivajulie said...

Sigh - sorry for the technical difficulties.

Best wishes for quilting the colorwash -- what a gorgeous piece to work on! (undertandably intimidating, too)

LOVE the mug rugs -- good luck reaching your goal.

Debbie said...

Can't wait for your show.....and to get at least one of your mug rugs!! You can do this!

HollyM said...

I love ding the mug rugs but I'm pretty sure I couldn't do 100!
Your color wash quilts really glow!

Jean said...

I didn't know you were having a show. Where, when, what type of show? LOve the mug rugs. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

It has been a busy week for me this week, and as you know I have not sent off any comments. So today I was able to set down and throughly enjoyed all your posts this week.

From 'mug rugs' ~ color washes ~ gorgeous blossoms and jack in the pulpit.

I agree with you... on trying to produce 100 mug rugs. From what you have posted... I think they will be a great seller for you. Are you going to be selling all that you take to NC ? Or will some pieces be for show only ? No one else can create a color wash like you Wanda. They are awesome.

J~MT

p.s. will you be posting while in NC ?

Cathi said...

What a fabulous idea, making all those mug rugs to offer during the show! I would think they will fly out the door!
Your colour wash is so beautiful -- I am in awe of anyone who can pull one of those together as well as you do!

Muddling Through said...

That big window of time you had is getting smaller, isn't it? But you are really chugging along and getting a lot done. I think you can! It all looks so good.

carol said...

Your mug rugs are too pretty for mugs. (I would use as a mini display.)

Joan said...

Fabulous colours and a great project.
Cheers,
Joan.

Sheila said...

Beautiful Colorwash quilt! It turned out great! Such cute little mug rugs! All of them!