Finish it up Friday

Having gone a whole week without stitching anything, I was eager to make something yesterday. And I did! My first mug rug:

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Ignore the sorry binding job, I couldn’t find a walking foot. My choice of what to make was limited by what I could find in this mess! I found a bin with these bright scraps so that is what I worked with. I realize this is not a huge finish but given the flood, it feels like an accomplishment nonetheless.

Here is my current sewing set up:

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My Featherweight in its card table:

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And I just need to swivel around in my chair to reach my ironing set up with my vintage Singer travel iron.

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It works! I also got some more churn dash blocks made.

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Just goes to show, you don’t need a fancy room to quilt in!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Georgia Girl Quilts for TGIFF,  and Richard and Tanya Quilts for Link a Finish Friday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Finish it up Friday

  1. Lynn says:

    Cute mug rug Katy. And I agree about the not needing a flash or large space to quilt in – just as well as mine often gets quite chaotic, but there’s always the kitchen table at a pinch!

  2. RedSetter says:

    It’s lovely to see the old Singer’s still ploughing on manfully after all these years. I love the little mug rug but couldn’t even contemplate using it for a mug as I’d be homicidal if all my hard work got marked with coffee stains!

  3. Kelly says:

    I love your mug rug!

  4. Judy says:

    Love your churn dash blocks. I think it is interesting that, in times of stress, we turn to sewing to relieve it. I always say “sewing soothes my soul”.

  5. Sarah says:

    Your mug rug is adorable and I LOVE your vintage iron! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF this week!

  6. Donna says:

    YAY! Your mug rug is so lovely; and I like your turn dash blocks. I am looking forward to the 3 day weekend, and a little sewing; in between yard work, washing windows and repairing screens 😀

  7. Lois says:

    The Churn Dash blocks are coming together nicely, Katy! I was just thinking the same thing that RedSetter wrote. I would hate to spill something on the mug rugs after all the effort of making a set. I just LOVE everything about the vintage Feather Weight. I’m piecing my next quilt with one. Have a great weekend.

  8. Sandi says:

    Very cute! You have made a nice workable space for the moment. Good for you. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs,

  9. Pauline Perry says:

    I am so pleased to see a sewing room that looks somewhat like mine!! I have piles of stuff and bags of stuff all over too! Shelves of stuff too! A space big enough to swivel from machine to iron and your done! Great. thanks so much for sharing – whenever I see all the beautiful sewing rooms with floor space and fabric all stored in beautiful stacks in tidy cabinets etc it makes me feel really bad – so seeing yours has made me feel great!!

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