My love-affair with scraps is well-known. I showed you the flimsy of the 6" square I made with scraps from the rainbow scrappy binding for Whirling Stars. Here is the mug rug I just had to finish up this past week.
Here is the back:
Here it is in action the other morning.
Pattern: original design
Size: 5 3/4" square
Fabric: leftover binding HSTs
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton scrap
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann; quilted with Aurifil variegated 3817
I noted on Instagram that I had just finished a terrific book, one I think all doglovers must read, so I want to mention it here for those not on Instagram. It's called Merle's Door: Lessons From a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote. Just excellent. He's got another one out, actually two, about Pukka (rhymes with hockey puck) and I got the mainly photos book about Pukka as a puppy and have ordered the novel, Pukka's Promise.
Did you know? That you can look at any public account on Instagram and see the person's photos? I am mmmquilts, so if you want to check up on me, I am there every day or two!
I got some very happy mail yesterday:
here. She sent me a terrific article about the importance of moving and stretching mindfully, to keep your hips and knees and back in good health. It is written by a personal trainer with many years of experience, both hers and her clients'. It amazed Pat, and now me, with how similar her insights are to Yin poses and reasoning. I will be incorporating some of this knowledge into future Sunday Stretches! I just love the saying on the card she included and that BAG--! I've admired these, especially the ones Anja has made, for some time and have wanted to make one but still haven't. Love that fabric, right?
Linking up with
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts
TGIFF at A Quarter Inch From the Edge