Sometimes when I'm sewing my mind wanders----really wanders. For some reason I started thinking about these really old blocks I had stashed away somewhere. Foundation paper piecing is something I tried YEARS ago, and I never completed the quilt. I got to thinking that maybe I could turn one of the blocks into a little mug rug. First, I had to find them.........
I knew I wanted it to be Christmassy, so I dumped out my scrap bin (one of them) and started playing around. One of the lines from this year, Countdown to Christmas, happens to have lots of red and black. Great! This is what I came up with.
I'm quite happy with it. An old block, destined for the garbage has new life in something I can actually use. AND, there are 3 more teacup blocks, and 3 or 4 teaPOT blocks. Mugrugs here I come!
Why not go through your bins and see what orphan blocks you can use? You might be surprised!