Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My Day! for April Showers Mug Rug Blog HOP


Hi everyone!!
Today is my day to share my mug rugs for the April Showers Mug Rug Hop.
Thank you to Madame Samm for this fun hop and thank you to our cheerleader Erin!
I am sharing the day with these wonderful bloggers.

Cathi @ Quilt Obsession
Jane @ Jane's Fabrics and Quilts (you are here)
Heidi @ Nutz4Redwork
Cherry @ Cherry'sPrairiePrimatives
Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet
Vickie @ More Stars in Comanche
Pauline @ Stekje
Jan @ Jan's Art Friendzy
Nissa @ Nissa Made Stuff
Robin @ As Sweet As Peaches
Lyndsey @ Sew Many Yarns
Eleni - Guest Poster at Sew at Home Mummy




Mug Rugs are so much fun! You can try all new kinds of of techniques!
So, once again, I tried my hand at machine quilting.
I made this pastel mug rug.  Of course, I needed a spot for the mug!  And I found this pretty trim that was my Mothers, I loved using her trim. This one sits right next to me and my computer. The decision has been made to leave the machine quilting to the experts.
 I am a hand quilter and will always be. 
But I am at peace with that!!



Next, I wanted to try this tool,
The Little Twister


OK, this is FUN!!
I made this mug rug in my new favorite color combination,
orange and lime green.
I also did some stitching around the pinwheels with my 
I love this one! This is a tool I will definitely use again.



Lastly, this is something I showed you a few weeks ago!



And, this is what I made with these hexies.



Hexies are so relaxing. I love to work on them while watching a good movie!
I see many projects in my future with hexies.

How about you?
Would you like a set of my hexies?



Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner, sometime!
Follow is you wish.
Or get your own here.


Thank you so much for your visit!
Happy sewing!



I am away this week on some business that requires my attention...
so please know I will not be around to answer emails.
Thank you for your understanding! 

142 comments:

  1. Lindos!Mas minha paixão e vício são as hexágonos portanto parabéns pela pessoas de lenço.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com




    Seguidora brasileira.

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  2. Your hexie mug rug is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.
    I am a follower via email. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net.

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  3. Your mug rugs are all wonderful! I love the fussy-cut hexagon one -- so creative!

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  4. Love your mug rug, espesially those hexagon! Thank you)

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  5. They are all lovely - I love the last hexagon one - at first I thought the images were lots of little birdies but I think that's my eyesight first thing in the morning as I can see that they are girls now! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love them all! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  7. Beautiful mug rugs. I love the one with the hexies. But I love hexagons anyway.

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  8. They are all so pretty Jane! My favorite is the hexie one...love hexies and red, white and black!

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  9. I agree with you on the quilting, hand sewing is just so relaxing and "personal". Those hexies are great, I am working on a hexie project using really big ones at the moment.

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  10. What beautiful mug rugs. Looks like you had fun with your tools and the mug rugs turned out wonderfully.

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  11. Jane, love your little mug rugs...so creative and pretty, especially the hexies rug. Love the hand quilting!

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  12. I love your mug rugs, they are all great fun, I love your use of color and design. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. So nice your mug rugs. Great fun. Thanks for sharing. I like the twister one
    Frederika

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  14. Lovely mug rugs, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Your works are beautiful and awesome as always.
    My favorite is the hexie mug rug.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  16. Jane they are all so beautiful!!! thanks for sharing, i love the diagonal straight stitching on the first one, reminds me of rain, and the special circle for placing the mug, very pretty!!nice colours and fabrics!!! well done! x

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  17. Jane, your mug rugs are awesome. The colors, the patterns. The perfect size to try something new. Love the Hexies so much too.

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  18. I love your mug rugs, you have given me some great inspirations! TIA! B-)

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  19. Oh Jane, all you rugs are wonderful! I love your twister rug! And your fabrics! Well, they are fabulous. Don`t beat yourself up about your machine quilting. I think it looks great!

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  20. These are great mug rugs! Your machine stitching is just great! It's nice that you have some of your Mom's trims to use on projects. Great job on all!

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  21. Love your Mug Rugs. So Cute. I have just started doing hexies. They are addicting.

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  22. Lovely mug rugs - I love the fabric you used for the hexie one.

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  23. Your mug rugs are cute!! Love that hexie one! The fabric is fabulous!

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  24. Very nice mug rugs. I bought a hexie template last summer but haven't used it yet. Maybe a good project while travelling. . .

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  25. Love your mug rugs - thanks for sharing.

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  26. Jane; fantastic mug rugs!! I just love them all...the lil twister one is adorable...and the little hexie one just lovely...I hand quilt too, my never be good at machine quilting...but still trying..lol

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  27. Thank you for the chance of winning something really amazing.

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  28. way to go Jane....I love the idea of a circle spot for your mug rug..that is brilliant..no staining...love your hexi kerchief ladies...how sweet are those... and here I thought you would be stuck on ideas...whoa....lol

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  29. Great rugs and loved hearing how you enjoy using your Mom's trims, makes my heart smile. Jane

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  30. So many clever ideas in your mug rugs! I really love the twister one.

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  31. Oh beautiful! I love the twister one and the hexagon one is so cute!

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  32. Great twister and hey design! Thnx for the chance to win!

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  33. I love all of these, I am now researching that ruler! Great job.

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  34. What adorable little fussy cuts from the precious fabric! :)

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  35. These are lovely! love the little hexies and the lil twister ruler. I don't need hexies as I have a lot of paper ones already :-)

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  36. Such fun mug rugs , love the hexies . I am a follower and would love to win the hexies. Thanks

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  37. How lovely all your selections are! I love the pow of the twister colors and think you did a great job on the quilting on the one with your mom's trim.

    Those hexies and the girls in their head scarves is just too cute! I am a follower and would love to be included in your drawing.

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  38. OMG, love them all, but the fussy cut piece hexi's are perfection!!!

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  39. I love your mug rugs. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Jane your mug rugs are great. Don't you love the lil twister? So much fun. Those hexies are fabulous. Wow and hand quilted too?

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  41. Beautiful hexie project :) Love all of your rugs!

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  42. Oh Jane, I still love those kerchief girls! Beautiful hexi work with them! I don't see anything wrong with your machine quilting but I must admit that your hand quilting is lovely! Thanks!

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  43. VERY cool! Love those kerchief prints!

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  44. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your mug rug.

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  45. What precious mug rugs and how neat that you used the trim that was your Mothers! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Gorgeous mug rugs.Thanks for sharing!

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  47. What a lovely group of mug rugs! I love the first one with the pretty trim and the spot for the mug! But those hexies are awfully nice too!

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  48. Oh, now I have to dig out that Twister tool I bought a while ago. Great Idea!

    Hexies.....never tried them, but sure willing to try. Cute!!

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  49. Jane Love all of your mug rugs.Great job. I am a hexi lover though. So hexi's allways win out as my favorite. I am allready a follower. Although I have switched recently from following via email to Bloglovin.

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  50. Beautiful work! Lovely mug rugs! I like the idea of having a "spot" for your cup to sit. I hope everything is okay.

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  51. I love your mug rugs! I just learned how to EPP, so maybe I will try to fussy cut some hexies for a mug rug. I would love to see a hexie blog hop you mentioned a few weeks ago.

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  52. Oh your mug rugs are fun and fabulous! I have the Twister tool and love it too! You really did a fantastic job and are very talented! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!

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  53. Your hexi rug is so extra cute! I love that you hand quilt!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  54. I love what you did with the Hexis. I would love to try the template. Nancy P.

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  55. Your mug rugs are terrific. I love the hexie scaves!! Very cute. The Twister also make a fun mug rug.

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  56. love your mug rugs...orange and green one is sew summery and love the hexie one

    thanks for chance to win your giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. Love your creations. Very novel. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Jane they are wonderful! Love what you did with the hexies. Too fun.

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  59. Ilove your orange/lime combo...it looks so fresh and citrus-y! Thanks for hosting, your mug rugs are great! pbstrand@msn.com

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  60. Love your mug rugs. But I love hexes, so that is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway, and we will be waiting on you when you can come back.

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  61. I am defnintely a follower :) That twister quilt is fun. Love the colors. I have yet to actually do anything with my twister tool. Maybe soon ...

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  62. Love your mug rugs!!! I've never tried making hexies, hear that they are very addicting (like I need another fabric related addiction...)!

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  63. I love hexi's to and you bet I would love to win some!

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  64. I love hexi's to and you bet I would love to win some!

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  65. Love the rugs. I've been wondering what to try my little twister ruler on and this looks like fun.Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  66. Very cute mug rugs. I like the black/white polka dot fabric that you used - sort of adds that little extra pop...

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  67. Great mug rugs - I especially like your hexies!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  68. Jane, your mug rugs are beautiful. I liked the first one with the special place to sit your cup and the little twister one with it's great design. But I really LOVE the hexies with the fussycut girls. Great job. Thank you so much for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  69. I like all of these mug rugs! I like the use of your Mom's trim...makes it special!

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  70. Your mugs rugs are so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. I am a follower already!
    I am in love with Hexies right now but only working on one project that has them but collecting for 2 others:)
    I was wondering how to make a twister mug rug:) Thanks!!!!

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  72. I would love to try hexies. Still on my to do list. Love your mug rugs!

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  73. Great rugs - the hexi one is a lot of fuN!

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  74. Hi Jane! Long time no see, and hope you are well! Hopping around to see the mug rugs on my lunch hour...love your beauties! Take care!
    Jacque (aka Snoodles)

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  75. orange and lime has a lot of pop! and your hexi mug rug is fabulous too!

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  76. What a great batch of mug rugs!Great job!
    I would love to win your hexies! Of course, I follow!

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  77. Just darling little hexagon mug rug. Thanks for giveaway.
    I'm going to look through my fabric for something cute to fusy cut for hexy's

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  78. Your mug rugs are fabulous! I just did my first hexie project. Love the way you fussy cut the little women. I would love to win the hexies! I follow!

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  79. Love each of your pieces.The hexies are great idea set like that. Thanks for having a give away. If I win, pull another name as I have a collection of those wonderful hexies already.

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  80. Sew neat. The colors are exciting!

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  81. Hi Jane: I love all your mugrugs but especially the one with hexies. Now I'm looking for fabric to fussy cut for hexies to add to my stash.

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  82. I would love to try make hexies. Looks difficult but they are so cute. The mug rugs are so darling and you are so creative. Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway.

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  83. I haven't tried my lil' twister yet. A mug rug sized project might be the perfect trial ground! Thanks for the idea!

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  84. They all are so fun and creative... but those hexie scarves are really something!

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  85. you did a great job with your mug rugs. I love the bright colors in the last two. I like the little twister quilts, but I hate the waste of fabric I got with the larger one when I made a quilt with it.
    I would love to win some of your hexi's.

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  86. I just love your hexie little girls mug rug. I liked all of them as well. Thanks for sharing and I would like to be in the drawing. Thanks

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  87. I LOVE your hexie mug rugs especially the one that you fussy cut. You are just so clever and thank you so much for sharing.

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  88. Wonderful mug rugs, so very creative. I've been wanting to try my hand at hexies. Love hand sewing so I'm sure once I start I'll be hooked.

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  89. Your mug rugs are beautiful. I love hand stitching/quilting and yours is beautiful. Hexis are addicting and the scarves so cute. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well with you.

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  90. Love all of your mug rugs, I will have to try EPP sometime soon. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  91. Your hexies are adorable! I love all of your little rugs. Till next week.

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  92. Love them all. Really like the hexies. Thank you for sharing them.

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  93. Adorable fussy cut hexies! They make a wonderful mug rug. :)

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  94. I hope things are okay with you and yours!

    And on the quilting....love those fussy cut hexies!, cute, cute! I used the little twisters to make a stocking this year. I really like using the clever little tool. Your mug rugs turned out great. I have enjoyed seeing everyone's creations.

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  95. Love all your mug rugs. I would love to learn to make hexies.

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  96. I love all of your mug rugs. My favorite is the babushka lady hexagon mug rug. I follow you via GFC.

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  97. HI! Love your mug rugs!
    Love hexies too!
    Follow you via blog lovin'!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  98. Those hexie kerchief girls are amazing! And it's great that you showed how to use the Little Twister. Love all of your projects!

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  99. Love your wonderful rugs! I have a twister tool that I've never used because it looked too intimidating, but you've given me inspiration to try it on a smaller level and create a mug rug to see if I like it!
    The hexie rug is adorable!

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  100. I adore hexies and would love to win your forms.....
    Tanks!

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  101. Love the hexies. I've not done them yet, but it's on my To Do list. What cute fabric. Your mug rugs came out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Jane, all 3 of your mug rugs are great, but your fussy cut hexies are awesome ! It reminds me of my Mom, she ALWAYS wears a scarf !

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  103. Such wonderful mug rugs. So many different styles too. Thanks for sharing them.

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  104. Great mug rugs all around...and I do love hexies! Would be thrilled to win! Thank you for the chance.

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  105. Very nice. Love the mug rugs. I see a lot of people doing hexies. Haven't tried them in years. Thanks for having a give away.

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  106. Your mug rugs are so cute! I would like to try hexies. Thanks for the great give away.

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  107. Cute mug rugs! I LOVE hexies!!! Especially the fussy cut ones!

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  108. I love your kerchiefed ladies! Thanks for sharing all the mug rugs!

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  109. Love, Love, Love your designs. Great work. I want to use hexies in a project. As a beginner, I appreciate your inspiration.

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  110. Love the little ladies, they make a really cute rug.

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  111. Wow! I really like all of your mug rugs, but the little hexie ladies are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Jane, you're the best. Love your mug rugs and your hexies!
    Charlotte

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  113. Beautiful mug rugs! Love the fussy cut hexies! I would love to try this technique!

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  114. Three wonderful mug rugs. Each one is so individualistic that it's hard to choose. I think the hexie one is my favorite just because the colors captured me. Usually, I would go for the pink so this surprises me.
    Thinking of you, Jane, and hope all is well.

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  115. I have always been drawn to hexagon quilts, but still haven't taken the plunge to try making one. Next month, I travel to spend time with my daughter that is expecting her first baby (my first grandchild), this might be the perfect time to give it a try since I won't have sewing machine! Thanks for participating in the blog hop-so much fun!

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  116. Love all of the mug rugs. The hexagon one with the scarf girls is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  117. Love the mug rugs....they are fun to make....what a great giveaway....

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  118. Love your Mug Rugs!! Awesome job!!(glad I didn't have to pick a favorite..lol)

    I'm already a follower too :)

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  119. Wow! I love your hand quilting. Awesome mug rugs.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. oh my goodness, Jane! I'm thrilled to see you survived the softball game ... must have dressed in enough layers :) Your mug rugs are wonderful! The little hexies are precious!! and your little twister ... awesome! Let's not leave out the sweet ribbon trim on your first mat. Great Job Jane!!

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  121. OMG, your work is so detailed and clever. Love all of the rugs!!

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  122. Oh my - the girls in scarfs are wonderful!! And I love your first one with it's soft colours and special spot for the mug.

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  123. Wow! They are quite lovely and the hexagon rug is fantastic! love them all!
    hugz
    Pam

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  124. Love your mug rugs! Thanks for
    sharing with us! Hexies are too
    cool. Thanks for the chance to
    win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. I really love your mug rugs, especially the pinwheels. Great color combo, love those black polka dots!

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  126. I love the rug with the circle on it. That is so lovely. Also what is the fabric with the little girls on it called. I remember reading books as a child with similar illustrations and I would love to find them again for my children. Plus I love the fabric and the way you have fussy cut it.
    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations.

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  127. I would love to have a set of your hexies. I really like the way you fussy cut your bandana girls.

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  128. I have the Hexi bug too...would love some of your templates. Wonderful Mug Rug ideas too! Thank you!

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  129. Sweet mug rugs! I really like the idea of a darker color circle for the mug. Maybe then I would be able to use it without worrying about staining it. The hexi rug is so cute. That is something I'll have to try. I enjoy my lil twister...fun to make and always looks great.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  130. Why, yes, I would love some hexies, thank you! You are so sweet! And thanks for sharing!

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  131. I love the way the handkerchief girls turned out. They look amazing on the black polka dot background.

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  132. Your handquilting is just beautiful and I love your mug rugs!

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  133. Your mug rugs are sew adorable. I like that you put the circle for the mug on the first one. Orange and lime green is a great color combo and the twister mug rug is sew bright and happy. The little hexie one is my favorite, though. These little reusable hex templates look wonderful and would love to win. Thanks for sharing ... :-) Pat

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  134. Jane! Absolutely gorgeous! I love those lil'twisters - what a cool tool! Thanks for participating with us!!

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  135. Beautiful! You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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  136. Wow I love your hexie mug rug it is so cute, love the material.

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  137. Love your hexi mug rug, so very cute! I'm thinking hexi could be a great project to pick up when you have just a few minutes.

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  138. Your mug rugs look great! The orange and lime green is a great combo. Thanks for a chance to win the set of hexies. They are so addicting, like mug rugs!

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