Yay for spring's arrival! Today we are getting rain, and I am not even complaining a wee bit. We do need the rain for flowers to bloom in May! ( And hey, it isn't snow!!)
In March, I wanted to make a small project for my sister's (Amy) birthday. I remembered seeing a cute little mug rug, called "Spring Lambs." Isn't this the just the dearest thing? Have you already guessed who the designer might be?
Yes, of course, it's Amanda, The Patchsmith!
|Spring Lambs Mug Rug pattern by The Patchsmith|
photo courtesy of The Patchsmith
Don't their little blanket coats look so cute??
Here is my version of "Spring Lambs" ....
|Spring Lambs by Susie's Sunroom|
Fabrics used: Various DS Quilts by Denyse Schmidt from my stash
Felt - cream for the bodies and black for their heads and legs
The cream colored felt for the little sheep bodies, gave them some texture.
I cut out a little flower and appliqued it to the mama's blanket coat.
I machine blanket stitched around the bodies and the blankets. I used a straight stitch for the black stitches, since they were very small and curved.
I used the gray polka dot fabric as backing AND the binding... by folding the excess over and then machine stitching it on the front. This kept it all neat and tidy.
If you need a small project , with big heart, for a gift, that can be embellished a little or a lot, these mug rug projects can't be beat! When I am adding the details ,that give each pattern their "heart", I feel like I have just made a mini quilt! To date, Amanda has 71 different patterns in her Craftsy shop. There are 2 e- booklets (that have 10 patterns each- for Special Days and Christmas !).... There's bound to be something there to "fit your occasion" !
|"We'll be baaaaah-ck when Susie makes one for her desk!"|
|I'm off to my sewing room!|