I couldn’t resist turning the little Seven Sisters block into a very tiny mug rug. Three quick lines of machine quilting and it was done. This is the same Seven Sisters block that is equal in size to a 2.5″ hexagon.
The challenge for me was how to finish it. I decided against adding a binding so instead folded the backing over and tacked it down on the front. While I wouldn’t want to do that too often as I think it took longer than a regular binding would have, it was the right solution for this little mug rug.
I used the coffee/tea cup fabric for the backing.
Two finishes in less than a week? That’s definitely not my normal pace at all. It’s fun to finish something like this off so quickly. Tiny scraps of fabric are perfect for miniatures. A batt goes a long, long, long way. A fat quarter could be the backing for many small pieces and, best of all, I can play with design ideas and colour combinations to my heart’s content. I wonder what my next miniature might be!
We have a pair of cardinals out on the roof garden this year. Yesterday as I was working at the computer, I noticed a flash of red. When I looked, there were a pair of cardinals sitting on the branch that’s mere inches from our window. Of course I didn’t have a camera nearby, but it seems that they may have taken up residence here so I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to get a photo of them soon.
“We Saw a Cardinal Outside our Window Today.”
The one time he wasn’t in his kitty tree yesterday was when the cardinals were sitting right outside the window. But he was there most of the rest of the day and evening. When I took this shot, he was half awake.