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Bloggers’ Quilt Festival

November 2nd, 2011

I love when the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival rolls around - a great time to see and to share! Sometimes when I’m making something I really like, I’ll think, hmm - I think this is gonna be my next BQF quilt… like it’s sponge worthy, or something. So here is my spongie little quilt that I entered into the PMQG mug rug swap - my “Sipping the Mug Rug Kool-aid” quilt:
Portland Modern Quilt Guild - Mug Rug Swap

My favorite thing about making a mug rug is the making of the mug rug.
Portland Modern Quilt Guild - Mug Rug Swap

My other favorite thing about making a mug rug is finishing it. Instant gratification crack.
Portland Modern Quilt Guild - Mug Rug Swap

I just decided I’m long over due to treat myself to some mug rug making crack, so I’m off to get high. Happy Festival hopping!


- Amy’s Bloggers’ Quilt Festival - Fall 2011
- My time machine
- The Portland Modern Quilt Guild
- Assorted orange 30’s repo fabrics married with aqua fabrics from Rosalie Quinlan’s Sweet Broderie

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46 Responses

  1. The fabulous Amy C allegedly said:

    Very cute and bright!

  2. The fabulous amy dunn allegedly said:

    LOVE this so much Monica!!! The perfect color combo!

  3. The fabulous starjumper allegedly said:

    i can’t believe how many times you said “mug rug” in that post… you must be gulping that Kool-Aid :D

  4. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    I love the color combo and the zig zags!

  5. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    Those colours just make my heart sing, they are the colours of ice blocks we used to lick in the summer wearing our terry toweling sunhats. Oh the 70s!!

  6. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    That mug rug is definitely “sponge worthy!” You crack me up.

  7. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    Adorable! Instant gratification is always good, especially when you’re high :)…

  8. The fabulous Toni allegedly said:

    Very cool! I’d guess you are one of the few people who use quilt and sponge-worthy in the same sentence!

  9. The fabulous Allegory allegedly said:

    I’ve yet to taste the mug rug kool-aid. I know I won’t hold out much longer tho’.

  10. The fabulous stephanie allegedly said:

    Mug rug kool aid? I might just have to hop on that bus! LOVE it! Love the quilting. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is wonderfully inspiring!!!

  11. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    HA!!!!! “Sponge Worthy!” I just love you, Monica! Love the mug rug too!

  12. The fabulous Manda allegedly said:

    Very Cute!

  13. The fabulous Janet K allegedly said:

    I love this color combination!

  14. The fabulous Vicky allegedly said:

    Very kool. I love the summery colours and so cute. I’m always for instant gratification, may have to make a few mug rugs myself.

  15. The fabulous Hollie allegedly said:

    Oooh! I love everything about this mug rug, but especially the hand stitching!

  16. The fabulous Liliana allegedly said:

    I really love combo colours!
    Hugs from Spain

  17. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    Such a great color combo - plus the hand-stitching really rocks. It’s so happy! Of course, I would expect nothing less. :-)

  18. The fabulous Lyanna @ Purple Panda Quilts allegedly said:

    Love the colors in this mug rug - so fun and it is most definitely “sponge worthy” =)

    Keep up the great work on your blog =)

  19. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    Adorable!! No glass of kool-aid would ever perch on that mugrug in my house. It’d go straight onto the wall!

  20. The fabulous Molly allegedly said:

    I love this little rug and I LOVE that you called it sponge worthy. Hee hee.

    The colors are so pretty and fresh and the quilting adds a great texture.

  21. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I really like that color combination… it’s unexpected (at least for me) and fun!

  22. The fabulous Wrennette allegedly said:

    Good Grief!!! You are so funny and I love that I ‘get it’. Sponge Worthy, indeed. I had to miss the Jerry Seinfeld shows because of the demanding job I had..but somehow I saw that one….and the ’spare a square’ one…and the ‘junior mint’ one….and my Mom and daughter and I have had more fun with those lines…over the years..but I haven’t heard them for awhile…til tonight! I love you..and you need to know that you make us laugh our heads off.
    So, thankyou for the mug rug…and entertainment. Also: Isn’t it funny how we all drank KoolAid as children and survived…but when it came to my child..I fixed it for her one time….that’s all it took. As I watch all of that sugar pouring into the pitcher…I said, ‘I just can’t do this’. ha ha ha

  23. The fabulous carrie allegedly said:

    Love the colors so much!

  24. The fabulous Laura Jane allegedly said:

    Love the stitching! Is that by hand? It must be right? But it looks so neat!

  25. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I love the repro prints & the zig zags! What weight of thread did you use for the stitching - it looks yummy!

  26. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Great job overcoming your fear of Mug Rugs Monica! Very pretty and beautifully stitched.

  27. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    I agree - a quick, fun finish. Yours is delightful!

  28. The fabulous kendascrafts allegedly said:

    sponge-worthy….that’s great! love the aqua and orange!

  29. The fabulous Ariane allegedly said:

    I love this tiny little quilt!!! Gorgeous!!!

  30. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    Wow. I LOVE this.

  31. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I loved this one the first time I saw it. It inspired me to try one myself for the first time in my life.

  32. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Monica, I just LOVE what you do with color! So pretty! Karen

  33. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    PERFECT !! LOVE your instant gratification crack ! (need to get me some of that !!!)

  34. The fabulous Erin of Why Not Sew? Quilts allegedly said:

    OMG! I love the that little thing!!! Colors are perfect! Sponge worthy…hahaha…you’re awesome :)

  35. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    Gorgeous and adorable. Those colors remind me of someone . . .

  36. The fabulous Flying Blind allegedly said:

    Love love love!!!

  37. The fabulous Tina in Boston allegedly said:

    Love the bright and cheery colors! I have to google “mug rug”. :)

  38. The fabulous Habibti at Home allegedly said:

    You are a gem of a find in my blog hop tonight! I am so looking forward to trying the Chinese lantern quilt! So adorable! Great to find this blog!!

  39. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    That is a yummy mug rug! So bright!

  40. The fabulous cauchy09 allegedly said:

    oh this is super sweet! the aqua-orange color combo always seems juicy to me.

  41. The fabulous andrea allegedly said:

    a combination of color and delicate design, congratulations

  42. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Love everything about this…the zigzag, the colors, that it is a mugrug! I must make one for myself!! Oh, and thanks for the giggle (sponge worthy, HA!!). Smiles~Beth

  43. The fabulous Penny G allegedly said:

    I love your stuff always, but this is just fantastic.

  44. The fabulous daisy allegedly said:

    love it - thanks for sharing again - I must have been looking out the window for its first showing ! that will teach me :)

  45. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    What a yummy quilt!

  46. The fabulous Shelly allegedly said:

    Awesome! What size squares are they?


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