Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Rug Mats

Went to Kelowna for a wedding and to visit the bride's mom so I thought I would make a couple of rug mats to take along. What a great way to try new techniques! This one is an applique technique of Penny Haren's. This block started life as a 9 patch, something I thought I could handle, and then the yellow squares and triangles were appliqued on top to change it up - easy and relaxing - except for the fact that it's not perfect (oh, well - maybe the next one would be ?) I understand that experieced piecers say this technique takes too long but since I like to applique it worked for me.
 This second one is from a blog tutorial from Terri from
The binding hasn't been sewn on either of them but gives you an idea of what I was doing.

Kelowna  was hot as was expected and the wedding was very nice. I arrived the day before and helped prepare supper for 23 and then relaxed and visited for the next 4 days - great time.

On my way to the airport prior to the flight home, Mary stopped at Linda's Quilt Shoppe, a serious generous sized quilt shop in Kelowna - lots of eye candy here - fabric, kits, classes, tools and thread. I didn't have my camera with me but she does have a web site so you can browse a bit. I did indulge in a new die for my GO Cutting machine.
Isn't it cute? Am looking forward to playing with it when I get a chance.


  1. Hi Vicki! So glad you had a great mini holiday! Love the mug rugs and have been eyeing that same can get a variety of flowers from that die!!
    Take care!

  2. I would like to put a request in for something for halloween. Im not sure what-we'll talk. Haha.

  3. Love making mug rugs they are so easy and fun....I have been thinking about this same die....will wait until you review it ......

  4. Aren't the mug mats fun to make? Can't wait to see what you make with your new GO! die.