So instead of buying chocolate for my husband and son, I made them each a coffee mug from me! I used scraps that were out from the project I did for the BlogHop.
But for the binding, I had to pull out some other fabric. I cut it 2 inches wide as Leah suggests for machine binding. I was going to try hand stitching, but chickened out! The backs are the initial triangles from when I made the binding for the BlogHop project.
Sew Very Easy: Folding at start, makes it easy to do the start and end of the binding on a small item.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qzeOczXEo Instead of folding and cutting the initial fold I just folded.
I'm working on using the walking foot with Leah Day this year. For quilting I outlined the mug, handle and heart. The batting is my first cut into the huge roll of insulated batting that I got a few years ago at a quilt shop fire sale.
Hope my guys will use their gifts at work and think of me!
They didn't receive this morning as I was still working on finishing them when they left for work.
Thank you again to Karen at Tu-Na Quilts for sharing her project that inspired me to make these Valentine mug rugs.
Yesterday made crepes for Mardi Gras.
Used my mom's recipe:
Earlier I had made apple sauce so that and sour cream was inside each one. I made them in the afternoon then put a sheet of parchment paper (my mom used waxed paper) between each and put in the frig. When ready to eat just put in a warm oven for a while and serve.
My friend from quilting class told me her family made for Mardi Gras so I decided to make for us too!