Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Front Range Modern Quilt Guild Mug Rug Swap
Last night I went to the May meeting of the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild down in Monument, CO. It was so much fun and inspirational. I really enjoy these meetings so much, and if you live in the Denver/Colorado Springs area, you should go!
We had a mug rug swap at the last meeting, which I missed because I was at the quilting retreat in Ft. Collins, so I had to bring my mug rug this month. I love this little block, and I plan on eventually making a quilt that is like this full of all of my favorite books. I want to add book titles to the spines as well.
My partner is an author of young adult books, so I wanted to do something book related. I found these wonderful stitchery patterns at Wee Wonderfuls called the Book Club Stitchettes, so I had to try out embroidery. This is my first embroidery! I then added some books on the right side, so it would look like she was walking away with a stack of books. She loves Amy Butler, the colors chartreuse and navy, and books, so I added some Daisy Chain from Amy Butler to the binding and a few of the books.
I was inspired to add the ribbons to the spines of the books based on a block that I saw Melinda, who I met at the retreat in Ft. Collins, create for one of her bee members. I think it really adds a special touch to the blocks.
I really enjoyed being able to tote the embroidery around, and I plan on taking some with me this summer when I travel down to the South to visit with family and go to the beach. I have to take something to work on for the two weeks I will be gone, and this seems like the perfect project for sitting outside on the porch while visiting. I have another hand project that I am going to take with me that I will share later on this week.
I received an awesome Auburn mugrug from my partner, Melissa, but I left it in Monument so it could be a part of the Monument Art Hop. I am hoping my partner has a picture, so I can share it! It is so perfect for me, as I love Auburn, and it is made out of all these scraps, which I love. I love it!
I hope you are all having a great Tuesday!