I spent my fifteen (plus) minutes of stitching time on the mug rug project, Monday and Tuesday. Today it hits the mail, so it's new owner should have it in the next week or so. Once last 'back side' teaser . . .
Haha! At least it's not just muslin this time, right?? Since it is a crazy quilted piece, I strongly debated on whether or not to do any quilting on it. Crazy quilts generally do not have quilting, or have very little.
But if you look closely, you can see I went ahead and spiral quilted the hexi center, where the 'mug' sits. I used clear thread just because I didn't want the quilting to distract from the print in the front, which is the focal point!
Ellie *requested* that I bring buttons with me yesterday, so of course, I obliged. She happily played with them for quite some time, dumping them out and then picking them up.
She seems to have an appreciation for their individuality and enjoyed inspecting each one.
Next time I'll bring them in a tea tin and add to the experience. Yesterday evening Joc texted me a conversation she and Ellie had after I'd left . . .
Ellie: Where Neesey go?
Jocelyn: Neesey had to go bye-bye.
Ellie: And the buttons?
Ha! Always leave 'em wanting more, right??!