Friday, October 15, 2010

Circular Flying Geese

Hi all,

I LOVE this pattern, seriously! As soon as I first saw it I knew I had to make it.

I made this for a super generous fellow blogger, who gave me some of Melly and Me’s new fabric range. I used the ‘Where the wind blows’ fabric for the geese and solid purple for the background.

But I shrank the block pattern down! A lot!

I wasn’t sure if making it so small would work. So I made a slightly bigger version at the same time, I haven’t finished that one off yet. The small one is roughly 4 1/4 inches, the perfect size for a mug rug.

I wasn’t sure what to make because this person is so talented and creative, but I knew I wanted to use some of the fabric that she gave me. Then I thought that it didn’t really look like much on its own so I made a postage stamp size mug tag. I fussy cut a little hot air balloon and used her signature ric rac! Ha Ha there’s a clue for you!

Be happy,


Debbie said...

Wow, I love the coaster what a good idea. A great way to make something that you like without making a quilt, well not a big one anyway. The mug tag is excelent will have to borrow that idea from you.

Jump Creations

Oops-Lah said...

So cute your little tea coaster with the balloon tag on the mug! Your friend will love it!

barcord said...

lovely idea for the mug rug and tag. Niceee gift item. How did you get your flying geese in a circle. Looks good.

Amelia said...

I love this block ... I've had it bookmarked for a while! Yours looks so great! I think you've inspired me to finally give it a try.

Elyte said...

So clever Jess and the end result is gorgeous. The mug tag is the perfect finishing touch. I might have to borrow this idea if that's ok?

Tina said...

First time (but definitely not last time) visitor here and have to say that I LOVE the coaster, so totally gorgeous. Inspired to do that paper pieced block now.

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