This is one of those projects where you really put your heart and soul into it. It’s personal and fun and a quickie too!
Amanda the Patchsmith, has this great new Mug Rug pattern and I bought it like 5 seconds after I saw it. It only took that long because you know how the internet can linger… Read all about her inspiration for this design over on her blog!
The best part about her whimsical designs is that nothing is wasted! Even if you hold dearly tiny, minute pieces of favorite fabrics because you can’t bear to part with them, her projects are just the thing to incorporate them.
As soon as I heard the premise, “Design your own” I immediately knew what I would use. I tried to incorporate what has inspired me to get to where I am today. This is where so much of my crafting and sewing happens (or used to happen) in my favorite vacation spot, the beach on west coast Florida . That’s how I came up with the name Summercrafter! Need I say more?
For the machine knobs, which I had to modify so wouldn’t cover the sailboat : ), I chose these signature cherries, representative of my favorite artist, Mary Engelbreit who really planted the seed in my heart to be true to the artist within.
For the table, I chose the fabric I used when I first got married to make curtains. It was the beginning of my sewing adventures. The softest denim ever!
The eensy weensy spool of thread HAS to be the first quilting fabric I was infatuated with from the Vintage Modern collection. I am a Bonnie and Camille fabric fan, all her lines are listed right there on her blog.
Oh and lastly, the miniature on the “wall” I made with soft sea palette fabrics for complete relaxation that the beach encourages.
Yea, I got a little ambitious and decided to make it a pinwheel block.
Smiles galore over here with the result. I especially had a cheap thrill when I made an 1/8 inch blanket stitch around the tiny squares.