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Recently I participated in the Teal Mini Swap to benefit Ovarian Cancer– for a small fee, you got to participate in the swap, and money was donated to fund Ovarian Cancer Research. What an excellent cause! I enjoyed working on this little project!

My swap partner was Cindy from Washington. She said that she “loves clear colors. Blues are my fav…. Love modern fabrics best…. Love scrappy. Bits of handwork (embroidery, quilting) put everything over the top!” So, choosing the colors was the easy part! Obviously, it had to contain teal (you get a small piece of the teal fabric as a participant, then you add whatever you want.) And then, adding more blues was easy- I love this soothing monochromatic palette, don’t you?

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And, since Cindy is fond of embroidery, I added a bit of that as well.  I added some embroidered flowers to “frame” the heart, and also added a running stitch along the inside border of the heart.

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I also added a few randomly placed embroidered flowers in the little 1″ squares on the border:

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For quilting, I just kept it simple. By the way, this is a 6″ x 9″ mug rug, so it was pretty quick!

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You may recognize this pattern- last year I shared a Valentine’s Day Mug Rug Pattern, done in pinks….

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For the blog post and tutorial for the pink Valentine’s Day Mug Rug pattern, please click here.

If you’d like to add the embroidery, click here for a PDF of the embroidery patterns.

And yes, this was a SWAP, so let me show you what Cindy sent to me!

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Isn’t it just TOO cute!!!! I love this little guy! The swap is an annual event, so be on the look out for registration next August. It is hosted by Beth at EvaPaige Quilt Designs!

Coming Soon– Thursday, November 3 is the day that my Splendid Sampler block gets revealed (finally! I worked on it a whole year ago and I will finally get to show it to you!) So remember to stop back on the 3rd to see it and get the pattern. Find out all about the Splendid Sampler here.

(Remember I designed the Summer Flip Floppin’ Bonus Block? The one in a couple of weeks is different and brand new!)

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