Scrap Challenge Update and Mug Rug Reveal

My normal sewing day tends to be Sunday. That is my catch-all day when I can work on things I either a) need to do or b) want to do. I wanted to knock out a bunch of blue blocks for the scrap challenge so I set to work.
I put what I managed to get sewn together on my design wall and snapped a few shots. Note: I haven’t achieved the item on my goal list wherein I staple my “design wall” tablecloth to insulation board. 

I’ve got some tumbling blocks, lots of crumb blocks and a few strip twist blocks done.  The strip twist blocks are HUGE.  I had no idea they would turn out that large when I started putting them together.  I thought i’d have way more than three blocks when I was sewing 2.5″ strips together to cut for them.  I like the way they look even if I ended up with some odd leftover triangles that won’t fit together to make a 4th block.  Not sure what happened there.  I’ll save them to use in the Strip Twist Block Swap I have starting next month.  I’m sure I’ll need extra pieces.  

Anyhoo – I’ve got lots of the pinwheel fabric pieces cut out I just need to pair them with light or dark colored fabric and put more of those together.  I need more neutral colored blocks so that the pinwheel effect will happen since I seem to have lots of medium colors that I cut out.  I wish I had an Accuquilt Go!  It would make fabric cutting so much easier.  
I also worked on my Mug Rug for the Mug Rug for Inspiration swap.  I got it done today.  I tried out some new quilting designs on it and I like it. I hope my partner likes it too.
These are two sawtooth star blocks sewn together.  My partner likes pink and green so I did that and used some blue scraps in it too for a different kind of look.
I tried some filler quilting around the heart design to make it really stand out and it worked out well on the white.  I did it on the blue and you can’t really tell unless you look up close.  
I used some cute breakfast themed flannel for the backing.  I thought it was appropriate being that this is a mug rug.  Hopefully she isn’t a vegetarian.  


  1. What a great selection of blue blocks. It looks like a great days work. Can't wait to see what it all turns into eventually.

  2. Great blocks, but I especially like the heart mug rug!! I like the puffy heart.

  3. You have been busy, what a great collection of blocks, and your mug rug is super cute.

  4. Everything is beautiful, especially love the pin wheels (because I always love them) and the mug rug! So cute!


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