Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day...

...and happy anniversary to me!  36 years to the same wonderful man!  It is so fantastic being married to your best friend.  I highly recommend it!


My special friend Deborah (Simply Miss Luella) and I are going to lunch today, and I just couldn't show up empty handed!  I was looking at some of my favorite blogs and ran across this great mug rug that Amy at Amy Made That made.  I thought that I could make that in no time flat, so I started out.


These squares are 1 1/2 x 1 1/2.  I free handed a heart pattern.


I started sewing them together until I had a block big enough to accommodate the heart I made.


I grabbed a piece of batting and quilted a grid on the whole piece.


I traced the heart on the block....


....and cut it out.  I then laid the quilted heart face down on the lining fabric.  I'm not sure why I didn't take any pictures of that.  I sewed around the whole thing with a 1/4 in. seam, leaving an opening for turning.  I clipped notches around the curves and trimmed the point then turned it right side out.  I then pressed it realy well and top stitched very close to the edge.  This closed up the turning opening.




Night time photos, so the colors are off in some of these pictures.


I wonder who ate half of that piece of candy?  Have a wonderful day!

Linking to Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! at Concessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. 

22 comments:

Kelly Vetch said...

Aw! I love this so much! Thanks for sharing the step by step. I can't wait to try one

Bird said...

Oh, I love the patchwork mug rug you made. It's so cute. I also think the backing you put on and your tag is adorable. Such pretty Valentine's Day colors. Happy Valentine's to you and yours of 36 years! :D Blessings, Bird

Debra said...

Love it!!! Your friend is very lucky to receive such a wonderful gift!! Congrats on your anniversary - we are heading for 32 this year!

Needled Mom said...

Very sweet. Happy anniversary.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet heart :) Happy Valentine's Day to you AND Happy Anniversary! Hugs

Deborah said...

This is so cute!! What a wonderful Valentine surprise!!

Vera said...

Yummy. I love pink stuff :-)

jan said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentines Day! Have a great time with deborah!
xo jan

Amy DeCesare said...

Applause!!! It's just so adorable! And how cool that you were married on Valentine's Day - enjoy your anniversary!

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a beautiful heart and what a lovely present! Happy Valentines Day! xx

legato1958 said...

Your Valentine mug rug is so pretty!! Happy Anniversary!

Susie

Valerie Reynolds said...

SO simple and so cute! Sending Happy Anniversary smiles your way!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Cute! You know I have never made a mug rug!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Happy Anniversary! Yup...I agree with your advice about marrying your best friend! Aren't we so very fortunate?! Great little impromptu valentines project! So cute!

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

Very cute project.
Merrilee
http://stitchinpost-blog.blogspot.com/

Trepmom said...

Happy anniversary, Vicki! And happy valentines day. Your mug rug is really nice. I'm sure it will brighten many m

Trepmom said...

Oops... It got away from me! :) I'm sure it will brighten many mornings for your friend.

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary! My in-laws celebrate their anniversary today too:)

What a darling heart mug rug! The chocolate doesn't hurt either;) :P

Sarah Lizzie said...

What a cute mug rug. Love the heart and the fabrics are darling. Happy anniversary, Miss Vicki....you beat me by a mere 3 months!!

RobinSue said...

You amaze me! What a cute idea!

Lorna McMahon said...

Awww! You are such a sweetheart! What a lovely mug rug! Great quilting. Looks so straight! Thanks for sharing the step by step.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Lucky friend! Great mug rug, Vicki. Thanks for sharing how you made it too and for linking up to TGIFF! Could you add our link to your post so your readers can find us too? Thanks!

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