What a project this turned out to be. I begin with the simple idea of making mug rugs for a group of friends. It seemed that a Friendship Star block was the one to use. But I forgot I was making a mug rug which would finish at about 7" X 11". That meant the block was going to be small with lots of small parts. I began.
|Lots and lots of half-square triangles. Thank goodness for Thangles.|
I had a great goal of making the 20 Friendship Star blocks while at my guild quilt retreat in June. That did not happen. Fortunately, I didn't allow myself to put things away. Instead, I kept the project out and worked on it little by little.
They weren't mug rugs yet. They need an additional section and some trim and binding.
|chain sewing helped keep me going|
|Ahhhhh.........a mug rug|
And to add the final touch of friendliness, I pinned on a tag, and added a tea bag and biscotti. I hope everyone will like them.
|12 mug rugs ready to hand out. Another 8 await finishing.|
|My friend Sue makes the best orange chocolate chip biscotti|
It was a pretty big project. I think I've made whole quilts in less time. This just had a lot of detail work like sewing down binding. Thankfully, the summer Olympics were on so I could get in lots of hand-sewing.
And I leave you with this.......
Friends leave footprints in your heart forever.