Both of these projects have now been gifted so I can finally share!
First up, my scrappy postage stamp quilt. This started out as a possible donation quilt project but when the patchwork was finished I liked it so much that I didn't know if I could part with it. So it sat for quite a while as I decided how to do the borders and binding, which took a long time as you might remember! Fast forward to more recently...my sister and her family are moving overseas this fall and I really wanted to send a quilt with them but I wasn't sure if they would be able to/want to pack a quilt, so I asked and she said "yes!", so I knew this quilt would be for them.
It is bordered in Kona Snow, bound with Kona Grass, and the backing is a gray gingham that I really like. I figured that the back needed to be a little bit more subdued than the front!
The second finish that I want to show you is a mug rug that I made for my Dad, at his request. I sorted through my fabric leftovers and picked out a bunch of different grays. I went with a simple string block design, trying to make the strips different widths to make the "rounds" a little bit wonky, but I realize now that I should have varied the widths a lot more than I did to achieve more of that effect. But oh well, I still really like the result! It measures about 7.5" square.
I have to say - I've made a lot of quilting projects over the last couple of years and a lot of them have been for our own home, which is great, but making things for other people is even greater I think.