Friday, December 11, 2015

A Finish! A Win! and a Gift!

I've finished the Frog Churn Dash quilt!  Well, all but the last 2 feet of binding (don't hold it against me).
Frog Churn Dash quilt

up close of block

up close of block
Have you purchased chances on raffle quilts before?  I have purchased enough to buy a quilt, I think.  Well, it finally paid off.  I won!!!!!!!!

This raffle quilt was to raise funds for breast cancer survivors in the Peru, IL area, so that they could take yoga classes.  The Ottawa quilt guild made the quilt.
quilt I won
It is so large that hubby couldn't hold it so that all of it showed.  Each Ohio star represents a breast cancer survivor.

Here are the 2 labels on the back of the quilt (sorry they are washed out).  

1 st label on back of quilt

label about who made the quilt
My mother, her sister and their niece (my cousin) are all breast cancer survivors.

I met up with the lady who called me, at Kohl's on Saturday.
Sonie presenting me the quilt
My little quilt guild had it's Christmas party at my home on Monday.  We did a mug & mug rug exchange.  No one could spend more than $1 on a mug, and had to make a mug rug that matched the mug.  I wish I had taken pictures of all the mugs and rugs.  They were GREAT!  Here is the mug & rug I made (29 cents for the mug, in Texas).  The cross stitch was found in a thrift store about 2 years ago, and saved until I found the right project for it.  When I saw the mug, I knew why I'd saved this cross stitch.
mug rug I made

mug rug I made
Here is the mug & rug I  received.  I love the tractors.  The mug has a barn on the other side.
mug & rug I received

showing the whole mug rug
There were candy canes and hot drink mixes in the bag, along with snacks.  Yum!

I'm headed to church, shortly, for a ladies night, where we have an ornament exchange.  The rules are like a White Elephant exchange, so, lots of 'stealing' going on.  Lots of fun and laughs (and good food, too). 

Have a Great Weekend!


  1. I love it! I definitely want to do a mug rug exchange sometime!

  2. love the mug rugs and that is a great idea. will have to remember this for next year I belong to a couple of smaller groups this would be perfect for. Mary Ann Platt would love the one you made.

  3. What a beautiful quilt you won! I love that the stars all represent breast cancer survivors, it's such a beautiful idea.

  4. Absolutely love your Frog Churn Dash quilt - I have a friend that loves frogs. The quilt you won is gorgeous - wow! ~Jeanne

  5. Your quilt turned out fabulous. I love the quilt you won. It is gorgeous. A mug/mug rug swap sounds fun.

  6. The Ohio Star is probably my favorite pattern and that one is beautiful. You lucky thing! Your own quilt is lovely. Isn't it wonderful to finish!

  7. I love the quilt you made, the mug rugs and matching cups are awesome, and I love the quilt you won. It is gorgeous! Have a great Christmas season!

  8. Congratulations on the win. That looks like a lovely quilt.
    Your frog quilt is really cute. You sure are one busy lady.
    Have a lovely holiday.


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