Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Teeny projects are just my speed

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:

Fabric projects!

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!):

Christmas bird

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:

Mug rugs

And the backs:

Mug rugs: The backsides

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.


  1. The birdy looks great! Love the paisley wings. : )

    The Arcadia mug rug is perfect! Those wavy quilting lines look awesome!

  2. Wow--awesome projects! I love all three. Your machine quilting is very impressive!