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Olympic Mug Rug Swap

February 17th 2014

Have you seen my Olympic Mug Rugs for the 2014 swap hosted by The Quilting Gallery?  Read all about it here!

The theme is in honor of the Winter Olympics going on in Sochi, Russia this year.  Amanda the Patchsmith is the genius designer behind these patterns which are also on sale in her Crafsy shop.



 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.

ME fabric shelf

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.

baby girl 8 mos.

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!