Friday, January 22, 2021

Squirrel! I mean...Raccoon!

 


Ho! Ho! Ho! This post is only almost a month late.  The dapper little fellow above is actually a squirrel.  I know.  I know.  I haven't lost my mind.  It's actually a raccoon.  But once I spied Mary's (Made By Marney) pattern in a quilt magazine, it stole my heart (much like they steal trash from a can) and ran around my head in full squirrel-make-me mode.  I knew it would become a Christmas present for a friend of mine.

If you aren't familiar with Mary's patterns, she has a ton of the most adorable paper pieced critters in her Etsy shop.  I would say before the year is out, I will find myself making more.

The pattern stitched up pretty quickly, once I had a fabric pull from my stash.  For the quilting I went with my favorite grey thread, Aurifil 50wt 2600, Dove.


With Christmas only like 3 days away, I kept the quilting super simple with straight lines 1/2 inch apart.


All that was left to do was sew a few buttons.


And pair with a nice cat themed mug and gift my present.


I'm happy to report, my friend LOVED her mug rug.  Though she refuses to use it as a mug rug.  She has had it framed and now hangs on her wall.  Remember when I mentioned that I foresee myself making more of these paper pieced cuties?  Yeah, she's totally declared she needs more to hang with this handsome trash panda.  And being that they are all totally darling, I will be more than happy to stitch my heart out.  


8 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love Mary’s patterns...my Percy was a model for her doodle! This is a great mug rug and I can see why your friend was in love with it!

piecefulwendy said...

That is really cute, and looks like a fun make! I'd put it on my mini wall too, and not use it as a mug rug.

Danette said...

I love him! I received this quilt magazine, also and the minute I saw the pattern, I put it aside to sew one day. We have a raccoon that visits our yard looking for bird seeds and I just love him.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh my, that is seriously adorable. I can see why your friend hung it up and refuses to use it as a mug rug!

Raewyn said...

The perfect gift!! A gorgeous sew. I've often admired Marney's patterns but not yet made one.

Michelle Churchman said...

Adorable!

Michelle
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Emily said...

So cute!!! Sounds like it was the perfect gift.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

So adorable!!

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