Well, this month, I did have a moment, but it wasn't something catching my attention; I was actually asked to divert my attention! I got asked if I could whip up a mug rug for a blog hop with a tight deadline, showcasing Amanda Murphy's new line, "Winter Games" for Contempo, a division of Benartex Fabrics. Getting to pick eight fat quarters to use for the mug rug was too sweet a temptation not to rise to the occasion. So I dropped everything, well, the main thing I was working on, my mum's quilt, and followed the trail of this fun squirrel:
I did a test mug rug to see if my free-form cutting of a tree shape would work, and yep, it did. I tweaked a few measurements, and cut into the fabric, and in no time at all I had not one...
but two mug rugs, thanks to a stack, whack and shuffle method developed by Karla Alexander.
They measure approximately 6X9". I went to town quilting them, using several different colours of Holoshimmer and metallic threads by Sulky. You can find the tutorial here.
|Anja was entranced by two squirrels, this wallet and a cute drawstring bag|
|A granddaughter requested...so a granddaughter is indulged! Janine dropped everything to honour that request.|
|Patty whipped up this terrific Halloween quilt - you have to check out her fabulous quilting!|
|This. I have such love for Preeti's squirrel moment. What a beauty.|
So it's your turn! Link up whatever project tickled your fancy this past month. Be sure to check out some distractions of other quilters. We kindred spirits need to support each other in our oh-so-bad, but oh-such-fun habits!