While I was visiting the Nana after Christmas, she said that her "oatmeal mat" needed replacing It had gotten stained and wouldn't wash clean. I had made that one with some 'cheater' fabric that she just loved.
So today, I found some of that same fabric in my stash and made another. I would suppose the cheater fabric is the front, since that is her favorite.
Now don't be surprised if you might call this a mug rug rather than an 'oatmeal mat.' Fact is she uses it to hold her hot bowl of oatmeal while she sits in her recliner. (and at 80 years old she is entitled to that comfort!)
Here is the front made of the cheater fabric.
|Don't you just love the cow mug?|
|Aren't the flowers inside this mug adorable?|
I also spent part of the morning working on a quilt, but I discovered that I don't have batting on hand. That changed my plans a bit, so I just folded it up and put it back in the project box without even taking a picture. So I will save that for another day. But I will say that the pieced back portion that is done looks better than the front. I think it is because I am far more free artistically with the back. I don't over think the backs.
Do you piece your quilt backs?