Feathers Afoul

I was feeling well enough today to sit down at my sewing machine for a little while and was able to finish up a Christmas gift.  I also planned on finishing up the mug rugs that I'm making for my son's teachers but I noticed something looked wrong. Here is the first mug rug, finished:

I quilted it using some flowing swirls. Nothing fancy and I think it worked. Then there was the second mug rug:

I had quilted feathers. Eh gad?! What was I thinking?! The photo just doesn't do it justice as to how distracting these truly are which is why I included a photo of the back so you could see it a bit better. I wish I could blame my free motion quilting pattern choice on the drugs that I've been taking for my foot, but no, I quilted these the morning before my surgery.

Lucky for me (and my son's teacher), I have enough of the school-time fabric to make another one. This time, I'll stick with using the swirls for the quilting.


  1. Yep, I think you're right, the swirlys are better! Such cute gifts and so sweet of you to put together. :) Hope your healing keeps going well!

  2. good to read you are feeling better and even up to using the machine. I see what you mean with the feathers but the mats are still very nice, such a great selection of fabrics so good for teachers

  3. I'm so glad you're feeling better Diana! I think that the mug rugs will make a wonderful gift. I do like the swirls better, but I think it's probably one of those things that we notice ourselves because we are quilters. But I know how I feel when I think something isn't "right."

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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