Since I've been neglecting this blog, I have a few older finishes to catch you up on. This one is about the swap I joined in May. It was a blind swap, which can be difficult but I love. I truly enjoy the little bit of online stalking for my partner's favorite photos and tastes
My partner didn't have too many favorites but what I did find, had a leaning toward thread painting and fabric art. Neither of which I had experience with but I did want to try. I thought and thought. And thought.
About 5 days before the deadline to mail, I decided on a plan. Make a reversible mug rug. One side, sassy and fun. The other side, thread painting and art.
For the sassy and fun, well, a Maxine block of course!
I was at the Mid Atlantic Quilt festival and I decided to purchase stencils and paints that use shaving cream as a medium. I painted poppies on some blue fabric and then decided to use thread to create clouds and a little bit of rain. I am so pleased with how it came out that I feel like I just might try this thread painting thing again. Luckily, my partner also liked the mug rug. Both sides!