Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mrs. Lincoln Sampler

5" blocks
I have had it in mind to do a more detailed project.  I had thought about starting a Dear Jane quilt and may still do so later on; but then I came across Lori Smith's, Mrs. Lincoln's Sampler Quilt.  What a charming quilt.  These are 5" blocks, some pieced, some appliqued.  I am currently on my third block.  It may take me some time to finish, but I'm enjoying the challenge.  In the meantime, I'm still cranking out those pot holders and mug rugs, as well as other quick and easy projects for Christmas gift giving.  Also, my Colores quilt top is complete and I'll soon begin machine quilting that one and finishing it off.  I've got a lot of projects going on!

Halloween's a comin'...

Halloween 2012
Halloween 2013
Last Halloween 2012, I thought it would be fun to make play blankets for Chloe and Natalie, and so I did.  I bought a bunch of Halloween prints and still have a bunch of fabric left over.  So this year, with the mug rug craze that's taken hold of me, I decided to make the girls some Halloween mug rugs.  These finished mug rugs measure about 6-1/4" x 9-1/2".