Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dear Mr. Claus and AMH winner

Congratulations to Kelly from Jeliquilts for winning the AMH scraps and pieces.


I ordered two charm packs of Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket with the idea of making a small Christmas quilt for our grandson. I especially liked the old fashioned Santa in this line. Guess what......no Mr. Claus in the charm packs. Once I got over my disappointment I decided the fabric could be better used to make a few gifts. Using half square triangles, I put together a few variations.
They are lined with Insul-Bright making them more versatile.

We have a  mug rug......or

 a pot holder......or

or a candle mat. 

As we all know there has been horrific devastation on the East Coast because of Hurricane Sandy. My blogging friend Jennifer, from Knotted-Thread has issued a plea to quilters. She's asking for help making quilt blocks and for donations. Please see her flickr group set up with all the information you'll need. Quilters have a wonderful way of offering support whenever and wherever they're needed.


See you soon! xoxo

26 comments:

vintage grey said...

These are so pretty! I have some fabrics from this line too, and love it! xo Heather

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love this fabric and the versatility of your mats! Very clever using the Insul-bright :)

Heidi Staples said...

SO cute, Deb! I love this fabric line -- perfectly vintage!

Kelly said...

Woo hoo thanks for the giveaway :). Love those mug rugs!

my4lilgirls said...

These are great, love them :)
Karen x

gilly said...

Such sweet fabric - love your makes. Am going to have to google Insulbright now, I haven't come across it yet and it sounds interesting!
Happy weekend,
xx

becktovintage said...

Ohh This is a very hard quilt and you have made it so perfect...:))
So beautiful...

Archie the wonder dog said...

No Santa's? What a swizz! I love your mini mats though!

FarahLin said...

Lovely makes and I'm sure they'll be well received!

Megan said...

Super cute mug rugs! I love them! It makes me want to make a set out of that line... :] Have a good weekend!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

They look so crisp and pretty!

legato1958 said...

I think you found the perfect way to use the fabric! These are so pretty, and functional!

Susie

Flying Blind... said...

Well done to Kelly x

Love the Christmas makes. I will definitely be making a couple of blocks for Jennifer too x

Michele said...

Great use of those charms! Beautiful gifts :-) No Santa? Who would have thought?

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your versatile Christmas mats, such a pretty line but such a shame there's no Santas in the charm packs.

Siobhán said...

What a clever use of the charm packs! I love that Santa too--what a shame it's not in the charm packs. :( I definitely have to get some of the line -- it's cute without being overly cute, if that makes any sense at all.

Have a great weekend!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I am loving your multi-purpose rug/mats. I want to sew something Christmas-y so badly! Thanks for the link to Knotted Thread.

Liz DandeliondD said...

They are absolutely gorgeous.

Rene' said...

So fun!!! Disappointing about the lack of Santa in the precuts though.

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Fabulous mug rugs! I love the fabrics you chose! I'm now following your blog! I'd love for you to share your mug rugs at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

T'onna
http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-5.html

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your mug rugs are adorable! Great way to use your charms.

Katy Cameron said...

Just back and catching up, bummer on the Santa evasion, but well rescued!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What beautiful mug rug/pot holders! I love your fabrics and pattern! :) Have a wonderful day! xo Holly

Mr. White Socks said...

As the official on-site observer, living in the space from which so many lovely works emerge -- creatio ex materia -- I wish to state and make known for the record that Miss Luella's great-niece is as sweet as her work is exquisite, and her self-set standard for quality in all aspects of each project is startlingly high. Moreover, I've loved her for thirty-eight years, and am tickled with the new look of the page. Note: This is my first comment; I neither sought her approbation nor apprised her of my little plan. Yikes! Jimmy (Mr. White Socks)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Gifts? Did you say gifts? Well, yes, please, I WOULD love one of these! And your new "look" is amazing!

Maria Wallin said...

Adorable, and such a versatile size! Love this idea, I really hope I'll have time to make something like this before Christmas =)

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