Whew! I finally finished the adorable Cricket Blocks quilt top. It’s ready to head to Little Quilts for backing and quilting. I picked a spruce green linen-esque fabric for the binding. This little quilt might go up on Etsy as a companion piece to the Ellie Quilt. Chubby Bullfrog was meant to be the boys quilt companion to the girly Ellie but I can’t part with Chubby. He’s too special. I’ll definitely post something when Cricket Blocks is listed on Etsy.
I started some smaller projects to bridge the gap between big quilts. A volleyball friend of mine had asked me to make some mug rugs. I’m finally getting around to it. The new batch will have teal, orange, brown and lime green prints (not sure about the designer…I have had this fabric for ages). The orange birds are so sweet! I decided to hand quilt the first one with swirls and spirals in dandelion yellow embroidery thread. Hand stitching makes the fabric pucker a little and pop like a big quilt. So pretty. This little mug rug is already listed on Etsy (Littlebirdsews). I often give them as gifts with a coffee mug (cookies too if you’re lucky). They are washable, best in cold water, and air dried.
Next on my project list…sashing for the Quilt of the Month Blocks! Stay tuned!