Thursday, 2 July 2015

mug mats and assorted projects

We are having a mini heat wave here at the moment,   how I love the sun,  sitting out in it is my idea of bliss.  Fortunately I do not burn   having inherited my father`s Aussie genes,  mind you I would not want to work in this heat.  We have had 2 beautiful days and today seems glorious too,  thunderstorms are predicted for later today.  Helen and I are off to Roundhay Park for lunch and we will sit by the lake afterwards and feed the ducks with defrosted peas,  that is what they say we should use these days and no bread.   Have just spoken to Helen and change of plans,  we will go earlier and feed the ducks in the morning in case we have a storm,  suits me better I can come home and watch Wimbledon providing they do not get the storms, no that will be okay as they will just close the roof.
Not much in the way of finishes for you today spoI am adding some mug mats I made from the left over economy blocks.  I use one as a pad for my mouse for the lap top,  cannot cope with using the pad itself.




I am also working on a cat redwork wallhanging.  It has 8 different cat blocks,  I am doing them with assorted green perle cottons,  here is the first block I have done


Another project on the go is a steps to the altar quilt,  Each block has 49 2.5" squares in so had to cut out 980 in total! I have made 20 blocks but not joined them together yet,   seem to get to this stage and then no further.  Now have 4 in this state!  Not sure how I would manage without the kitchen floor to photo on!



Also cut out waiting to sew into blocks is the row by row quilt with littlebunnyquilts   and of course a lot more of   " I want to do projeccts"  in hand

40 comments:

Anita said...

Great mug mats! Nice progress on the other projects; love the green redwork!

Maria said...

Love those mug rugs and your stitchery block looks so cute! My goodness that's a lot of 2 1/2 " squares for that quilt top :-) ! Sounds like a few places in the northern hemisphere are experiencing hot weather at the moment...hopefully any storms you have aren't destructive.

crafty cat corner said...

Absolutely love the alter quilt, just my kind of thing, lots of colour
Briony
x

Pippas quilts said...

Lovely colours for your alter quilt. Cats look like fun we all know your favorite colour. It was cloudy here most of the day yesterday and showers all morning so far.

Nana said...

You´re such a colourful person and all is so pretty!

Nana

Gina said...

I love the scrappy look to the Steps to the Altar quilt. So bright and cheerful. I make a load of mug rugs too. Such a quick and easy finish. I think all my friends have at least one that I've made them

Gina said...

I love the scrappy look to the Steps to the Altar quilt. So bright and cheerful. I make a load of mug rugs too. Such a quick and easy finish. I think all my friends have at least one that I've made them

Lady Locust said...

Glad to see you've been busy:) Want my list? Those mug mats are beautiful.

SewLittleToSay said...

What a great variety of projects completed or on the go. I look forward to seeing more of your green redwork cat panels.

Gaia said...

I love the embroidery piece, looking forward to see the other blocks. The mug mats are great.

Mary Ellen said...

Love the green cat embroidery. Heat is okay if it's not too humid. June was the wettest one on record here. Normal rainfall is 4"; we had 13.14"! Looks like a rainy Fourth of July for us this year.

Susan In Texas said...

I love the green "All Creatures Great and Small" embroidery. Are the other blocks the rest of the verses? That would be great. :) Just like my favorite James Herriot books. Your steps to the altar quilt is very ambitious! That is lots and lots of cutting. What size are you making?

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Séverine said...

You have been very busy, your mug mat are beautiful.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sounds like a lovely day! What a cute embroidery project.

Cattinka said...

I like your altar quilt a lot, it is colourful and makes me smile when I look at it.
KATRIN W.

deanna7trees said...

love your mug mats and i admire that you can keep going with the altar quilt. looking great.

Jillian said...

I find mug mats really useful and yours look great. Athengreen blocks will be charming and the steps to the altar already looks fabulous. Well done you!

Createology said...

We are having quite the Heat Wave but without any rain. Your mug mats are wonderful. My heavens those 2.5" squares are small to work with. Greenwork stitching for Redwork looks beautiful.

Chyfey said...

LOVE love love the Altar top,you really have to finish that one.

Jane Galley said...

Lovely mug rugs. Did you see the Nadal/Brown match yesterday? Brilliant game

Celtic Thistle said...

Cute cat embroidery! We had some amazing thunder and lightning the other night that probably was headed your way too.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I've got 14 more working days until we pack up for the summer - hope the summer lasts beyond that!!!!! The alter quilt looks fab!

Anita said...

beautiful mug mats,love the inch tape print :-)
The steps to the altar quilt looks absolutely fabulous!

Susan Hook said...

you have been very busy with your blocks, I am liking the embroidered ones and the mats will be very useful. I hope that you enjoyed the ducks, we had rain yesterday and sun again today but tonight it will end in thunder again

Monica said...

What a cute stitchery! That will be a fun project. Enjoy the heat!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

980 squares! Wow - that's a feat and it's looking fantastic. Great looking mug mats too and your cat wallhanging will also look wonderful.

shirley said...

It is good to see you keeping busy you are a marvel at how much you achieve. Hope your visit to the lake was lovely.

J Honda said...

absolutely prolific work! just beautiful margaret :D

Radka said...

I love your "quilt on the floor" LOL! It looks great :-)
Summer at last?
xx

Anneliese said...

Mug mats ready! A pity to put mugs on - with us they would be spoiled after the first cuppa! I love the altar steps - wonderful colours. So bright and optimistic. And there is a future redwork in green - a funny one - on the plan. You busy lady!

Deepa Balagopal said...

Heat wave..yeah we heard about it. Had it in our country with a few thousand casualties.Take care,keep cool,watch Wimbledon and stitch lots :)

PaulaB quilts said...

Your Steps quilt is lovely, an idea for my Someday list.
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Annet said...

You've been very busy again. Love the greenwork cat and I'm looking forward to see the other blocks.

Rose said...

I love the sun too Margie! Glad to see you have many projects going at once, that 's the way I work too. Love your mug rugs would not have thought to use one for my mouse. And the Steps to the Altar quilt - oh my - looking forward to it's progress!

Catherine said...

Wow, you have been busy. I am visiting for the first time and was bowled over by your beautiful cushions in your header. A great variety of WIPs.

tubakk said...

I really love all the bright colours in your step to the altar quilt. Will be a great quilt in the end.

Stephanie said...

I can't believe how many blocks in your steps to the altar quilt! Looks amazing though.

Jill said...

You've been busy! I love your cat redwork block!

Nana said...

I really like your mats, they look lovely. But I really love your top and as usuall it´s colourful and can´t wait to see it finished.

Nana

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