Birthday Mug Rugs

Posted on February 10, 2013 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I have a dear friend who I have had the pleasure of working with for many years retire last week.  While I'm thrilled for her, and I know this is not goodbye, it makes me sad when things that were once ordinary now become unordinary.  It is her birthday this week and I wanted to make her some mug rugs to go with some cool soup mugs I bought her.

She has seen this fabric and mentioned that she likes it.  Of course I like it, you may see another posting in the near future about the case I'm going to make for our mini I-Pad.

These were so easy to make and I really enjoyed working with the fabric.  The typewriters are from a line called Type, and the small chevron background is from Reunion by Sweetwater.


I did a straight stitch with about 1/2" spacing, this is the first time I have quilted on my sewing machine in I don't know how long... I hope she likes them, maybe if I'm lucky I will get invited over for some delicious butternut squash soup we both used to love eating together at lunch!


Posted in mug rugs, reunion, straight stitch, type, typewriter

Ready for a Reunion?

Posted on March 23, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I absolutely love the Reunion line by Sweetwater!  It is so adorable with all the small details, for instance the bunting fabric uses the actual prints in the line for it's different buntings!  I can't hide that I have always been a Sweetwater fan, but they have really out done themselves with this line!  Even the names of the fabrics are cute, like Graphite Sally's Skirt or Ink Nora's news.  Check out how Sweetwater came up with their names for the line.

Check out our fat quarter bundles!  There's a good variety in each one, some day soon I'll show you what I made from 12 fat quarters.  
We also have our yardage and precuts posted for Reunion.

This is just one of the quilts I made with those 12 lovely fat quarters, the pattern is called Wild Thing by Thimble Blossoms.  A great pattern for beginners, easy, quick and only uses two charm packs!

The other three quilts are just as cute (yep, I said three, making a total of four quilts from only 12 fat quarters and background fabric...)


Posted in moda, reunion, sweetwater, thimble blossoms, wild thing