What I Did On National Quilting Day


Last Saturday was National Quilting Day. So, I thought I would stop all that piecing and sewing and quilt something. Something easy. Easy and quick. Nothing like instant gratification to put a smile on your face.

I started with this little mug rug. (It could be a mini wall hanging.)

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I fussy cut the cup from this fabric. I love it!!

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Simple Log Cabin style. As I was just about finished and ready for the last round, I remembered my American Jane fabric had similar flowers as those around the tea cup. And what do you know. They were perfect. Quilting was a few straight lines. Didn’t want to quilt the tea cup.

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This is the back.

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Now just have to decide what to use for the binding. Probably the yellow.


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Next I quilted this table mat. Triple wavy lines.

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I created the mat months ago… from all those small scrap pieces I have lots of. To bring a bit of order to the scrappiness, I purposely mixed in the yellow tape measure fabric here and there.

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The back is just as functional as the front. Tired of the front? Flip it.

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For the binding, if I have enough, I will use the yellow tape measure fabric.


Lastly, I quilted something I started months ago. A ticker tape little quilt with the raw edged pieces sewn on top of pre-quilted white fabric.

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It was the 2nd one I made and had planned to finish it and put both in my Etsy shop. BUT the first took so long to make (after I kept adding stuff), that I was plum tuckered out and didn’t finish the second one. It ended up in the dust collecting UFO pile. Quilting was diagonal lines following the pattern of the pre-quilted fabric.

This is what the first one looks like finished.

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Now I wish I had put the Go Green on the second one. Kinda cute, huh?

So… that is how I spent last Saturday, National Quilting Day.

What all did you do? Do tell.


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10 comments on “What I Did On National Quilting Day

  1. Kokopelli says:

    That cup fabric is great! Love it! And wow you were busy on National Quilting Day.

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Dagi… Yep, I was. And I am still sewing up a storm. Just can’t stop. So addicting. Working on my ScrappyTripAroundtheWorld blocks. Trying to get as many done as I can so I can start arranging them up on my design wall. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Lennette says:

    I would be a happy woman if I had even half of your energy and creativity!!! I am constantly in awe of your talent Donna! I didn’t get a chance to do any quilting on National Quilting Day because we had family in from out of state for a visit.

    • don_mae says:

      Thank you, Lennette. Was your daughter here visiting? I bet you two were making bracelets together. :D

      • Lennette says:

        Alli’s last visit was in January :( We’re all meeting up in Portland for a mini-vacation in May and we’ll be spending time, and money, in my favorite bead store while we’re there!

  3. digipicsphotography says:

    Love that cup mug rug!

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Sharon. Thanks!!

      I had been saving that fabric. Not sure for what. I decided to start using some of the “too precious to cut into” fabric. No sense buying it if I am not going to use it, right. Thanks for visiting me.

  4. Crystal says:

    Ok Kid!
    You have just won the “scrap-buster extraordinaire” award!
    Well, actually, I think I just made that award up, but if there is one – YOU are the winner!!! :-)
    Fabulous job of continually making beautiful use of every inch of your fabric. xo!

    • don_mae says:

      Hey!! I won an award!! LOL!! I’ll take it.

      Thanks much. It IS really hard to part with even the tiniest piece of fabric. I always think there is something I can do with it no matter how small.

  5. stipplequilt says:

    What wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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