PQ 12.5

This week I was really stressing about the challenge. I do not have fabric other than cotton. I do not have lace. I have next to nothing for embroidery floss.

I’ve decided that I need to stretch my horizons a bit more 😉

I also had been pushing to get this finished for a friend that was hospitalized with Covid and being discharged. The last thread was pulled, the binding hand sewn and the quilt delivered before he arrived home.

Normally I make matching pillow slips for my quilts but knew that our friend wouldn’t use them.

Instead I made use of the PQ 12.5 challenge to construct a matching fabric mug rug and played with the stitches on my machine and various coloured thread including a wonderful variegated silk thread I had in my drawer (who knows why?)

The remnants do make me think of feathers still.

It was a quick version of a crazy quilt and I did have fun with my limited resources

My friend was quite amused when he saw it and his quilt is now off the bed and migrated to his couch. His mug rug is being used to keep spills off his coffee table.

All in all; life is good.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. 😊 Carol

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PQ 12.5 @ Persimmon Dreams Project Quilting

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

16 thoughts on “PQ 12.5

  1. You made that crazy little mug rug your way, with what you have, very admirable! Delightful to know the recipient is using it! Win win! I checked out the linky party. My goodness there was a bunch of crazy going on, LOL! I admire you for trying new things, a lovely surprise is right around the reading corner for us readers too! This is why I enjoy your blog posts so much. Kudos to you Carol!

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  2. I think you did well for the challenge, working with what you had. I’m pretty sure there were some crazy quilts made from resources at hand, etc. Also great that your challenge piece could accompany the quilt gift to your friend. That just makes it all worthwhile.

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  3. Hi Carol! I find life to be just grand these days, too. It seems it is what you make of it. I’m so glad you didn’t stress too much over crazy quilting. That would be . . . well . . . crazy. HAHA! {{Hugs}} The mug rug is fab. So glad your friend is covered in your love and recuperating on the couch! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Wonderful finish – lucky friend! I’ve been “cleaning out” and just passed on my silk fabric stash, sent all my lace to Good Will. I have a rainbow of embroidery thread that I do use. Playing with different elements is fun – go for it!

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