Have you seen my Olympic Mug Rugs for the 2014 swap hosted by The Quilting Gallery? Read all about it here!
After pondering about what fabric to use, I remembered that I have been
hoarding saving some Mary Engelbreit fabric for a special project since 2008, before I got the knack of quilting. She has been such an inspiration for my creative journey, and it was complete serendipity that I discovered she even had a fabric line.
Luckily, I was able to get several collections before it ran out! For the mug rugs, I chose fabrics from a charm pack I had called Baskets of Flowers.
It incorporates her classic reds and yellows mixed in with some softer palettes and prints. For the Swap, I was assigned a partner from one of my favorite places, Colorado! I am so glad she likes Mary Engelbreit because I will be sending her the ones I made and she will send me the ones she made.
The Russian Doll (I call her Babushka) I made blond because when my daughter was a baby, my friend used to call her the Russian baby due to her fair coloring.
And her is my dove of peace with some random Mary Engelbreit fabric(her classic “Fried egg flowers”) I found last year.
Amanda has some other Olympic inspirational Mug Rugs here in case you missed them!