Frog Mini

We finished school last week and my son decided to make a mug rug for his teacher, who shares his love of frogs.  We used a pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts and changed the dimensions slightly to make it the shape we wanted.  My son chose the fabrics.  I did the cutting.  I helped him with the pinning and reminded him how to use the sewing machine.  I stitched around the eyes and he did the mouth.  He did all the pressing.  Turns out he loves to use the iron.  He for sure didn't get that from me.  I only do it because it is necessary!
He did the outline quilting around the frog.  I marked lines for the background at his direction and he did the stitching.  He insisted that we use orange fabric for the backing and binding.  I set up the binding for him and again, he did all the stitching.  I think he did a pretty good job.  This is only the second thing he's ever made.  Hopefully his teacher appreciated it, but who knows?

I chose a quilting design for my Primrose Cottage Quilts Vintage Picnic mini.  The design was actually a block design that I set up as a pantograph.  It lined up pretty well and I like how it looks.
I have a huge pile of binding to do, which is unusual for me.  I really enjoy binding but I just haven't really been feeling like it lately.  So I have half of my Coral Queen of the Seas left to do, all of the 365 Challenge, and the Vintage Picnic mini.  I also need to finish machine binding the two Quilts for Kids quilts from last week.

Other than that, not much is going on around here.  I have plenty to do and am accomplishing nothing. Enjoy a few pretty garden pictures, and I'll see you next week.

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1 comment

  1. The frog is adorable! He did a very nice job! Love your vintage mini. Those colors are very springy and happy. :)