As the semester comes to a close (and what a semester it has been!), the only time I have for sewing is when I can steal it. So I'm ridiculously pleased with the three teeny projects I've managed to complete in the last couple weeks:
A Christmas ornament for my Ho Ho Holiday Swap partner, Tricia Ann (from the fabric she sent me, even!), and two mug rugs that are currently winging their way across the country to Invisible Internet Friends.
I'm quite pleased with how the ornament turned out--it was my first try, and from a pattern I adapted that Lee at Freshlypieced first posted (thanks for the inspiration, Lee!). I'm especially happy with the way the fussy-cut paisley turned into his wings (it worked on the other side, too, I promise!):
And a couple closer shots of the mug rugs--I love the wavy quilting on the bird one, and the wonky log cabin is my first try at completely machine-binding. I hope my IIFs like them! The fronts:
And the backs:
I also just received my Ho Ho Holiday Swap ornaments tonight, so haven't had a chance to get pictures yet--but thank you, Tricia Ann! They are wonderful.