I admit it, I have given into the mug rug craze that has been rampant in blogger-land lately. They are just so cute and only took me about 2 hours to create, sew, quilt and bind! The problem is, the cuteness keeps it from being functional! Seriously... could you put your hot choc mug and cookies on this and not feel bad about the stains? I know I cant! I figure the best thing to do is gift it... that way it will go to a good home, can be useful, and I wont have to see the stains!
Also had some time to work on the Christmas pillows I planned earlier this year using Modas Crazy 8 line of Turnovers (pre-cut triangles).
1 pack will make about 2.5 of these pillows so I purchased 2 and am making matching pillow sets for myself and my mom. Mine is pictured here... a bit crazy with the colors but I love it. My mom will be receiving a more traditional looking set. This one is ready to go, just need to get some backing fabric, attach it, and stuff the pillow into it. Sad that the pretty quilting from the back wont be shown but at least it worked out super cute on the front too.
Yay for my first Christmas project... 10 million more to go!