Thursday, April 11, 2013

A "muggy" April Showers blog hop and GIVEAWAY!


This contest is closed.  Congrats to Lauralucsloons and Quilting to.  Random #131 who was the winner of the vinyl fabrics.  

Thanks to all for leaving me such nice comments!  

When I saw the "April Showers" blog hop I couldn't resist
MAKING A SPLASH!  Mdm Samm is always causing us to "puddle" with her fun hops and Erin over at "Sew at Home Mummy" has  that huge "umbrella" open for us all as she cheers us on!  

Check out my tutorial (tab) for step by step photos to make a  
Quilt As You Go Mug Rug....from scraps!  
Great for any season or reason.

Bunnies always show up in my garden in April....
Have they given up the plants for my Bailey's and Coffee?




I used scraps from the Connecting Threads "SOAKED" line.
Center fabric in the mug rug is causing a big splash!


Add some clouds, rain and lightning for the showers!


And some wild and crazy BOOTS for the back!



Yep, it is give away time!
LEAVE ME A COMMENT
and tell me what is your favorite spring time activity.


I'm giving away SEVERAL large scraps of 
"Soaked" VINYL PIECES
(they vary in width but are all approx 40" long)


All rolled up and ready for your creativity!
Wouldn't they make cute "waterproof" pouches?



You don't have to be a follower to enter the contest but you would bring sunshine to my day if you do! 
Contest is open to ALL and closes last day of the hop!



 

103 comments:

  1. This is such a cute fabric line and so appropriate for this hop - love the srappy mug rug you made and the bunnies do look like the are waiting for a treat. Thank you for shraing.

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  2. What a super mug rug!!!! Thanks for sharing...I'm really enjoying this hop! My favorite spring activity? Hmm...could it be 'spring cleaning' - no I think not. ha It must be planting our garden and thinking of wonderful summer crops to come (except, that's really the hubby's job...because I'm busy in the house, spring cleaning! lol)

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  3. Great job on the mug rug and it looks like the bunnies love it too.
    My favorite activity for Spring is nature walking. It's amazing what you can find or see on a nice spring day. BTW, I've just brightened your day by becoming a "FOLLOWER!"

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  4. I love that mug rug! Love your design! That fabric line has to be my favorite. It is too cute.

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  5. A great mug rug and quilt as you go is even better! I love that Soaked fabric collection! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  6. I love your mug rug and the fabrics are sew cute. They are vinyl ... sew sweet! I would love to win. Thanks for sharing. My favorite spring activity? ... Same as for every season ... quilting! ... ;) Pat

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  7. Love your soaked mug rug, those fabrics are darling! My favorite spring activity is finally packing my sweats away :)

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  8. Aqui no Brasil temos um ditado
    Matar dois coelhos com uma só cajadada!
    VOCÊ arrasou com um tapete MARAVILHOSO e dois coelhos,parabéns.
    Gosto de mexer na terra e fazer hex´gonos na varanda.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  9. Wonderful mug rug, just love this fabric line!

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  10. My favorite spring activity is cleaning up the yard and getting ready for summer.

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  11. Great mug rug - love the fabric
    - i looooove working in my yard & planting flowers in the spring :)

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  12. Super mug rug. I love to take a ride on my bycicle and to walk with the dog (borarder collie) of my son.
    Erika from Austria

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  13. Gorgeous, I love being able to spendIng time in the garden. Thanks for the chanceto win.

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  14. You made a big splash with this project! Your design is so cute! I've heard about the new vinyl fabric, but haven't bought any. It's perfect for a mug rug isn't it!

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  15. Love the cute fabric! In spring, I still love to go puddling in my rubber boots with my kids. ;)

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  16. Love your mug rug...perfect fabrics! And such a wonderful giveaway! Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance!

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  17. So cute. I love the fabrics you used. Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  18. It is a very lovelu mug rug. My fovorite thing in spring is sitting in the garden with a cup of tea and some embroidery.

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  19. A very cute mug rug, how did I not know about this fabric before this hop, it is so cute.

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  20. Your scrappy mug rug is so fun. And I love the fabric too. It´s a pity Connecting Threads is not shipping over sea, that shop has an awesome collection of fabrics.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  21. OOPS!! I forgot !! My favorite spring activity is to start biking again and enjoy the fresh air outside.

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  23. your Mug rug is adorable...so are the fabrics you used.
    Being a quilter ...scraps are always welcome :-)

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  24. Love the fabrics you have used. The mug rug is great!

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  25. Great mug rug, what fun fabric you used, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. i am Here in Southern Cal April usually means no more rain and enjoy the outdoors before it gets hot.

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  27. Sew cute. I love the way you did this piecing.

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  28. Love your mug rugs. especially since you used that cute fabric! I love taking walks in the wonderful spring air!

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  29. I love those fabrics. So perfect for april showers and I love what you did! Looks good as a hexagon.

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  30. Aahhh - the bunnies! Love them. Oh, yes. Your mug rug is wonderful, too. Thanks for showing all the parts of it. I love that fabric!

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  31. Love the fabric,,my favorite activity is watching all the new growth coming up out of the ground, it's like a new awakening. Thanks for you're give away

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  32. Great mug rug, love the Soaked fabrics and vinyl. My favorite spring time activity is going to quilt shows. There are a couple good ones coming up that aren't too far away!

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  33. There is some more of that fabulous fabric! I am crushing on that fabric line! Love your mug rug!

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  34. That is a nice mug rug. It is difficult to find nice water proof fabric for projects. Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial.

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  35. Kathy wonderful fabric for your art rug...and a lovely give away. I am a bloglovin follower..I hope you have a great day.

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  36. Very cute. There has been some nice mug rugs on the hop. Thanks for having a give away.

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  37. I love this fabric. Cute mug rug!

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  38. Great mug rug!
    I love the 'Soaked' line too - especially the boots!
    If Spring ever arrives here I shall be in my garden!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Love the fabric and the way you constructed the mug rug! My favorite Spring activity is opening the windows and letting in the fresh air!

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  40. I happily follow along via Bloglovin. Love your fabric choice.And the mug rug is very nice. Did you make up teh pattern kinda freeform as you went or is it a real pattern? it looks great.Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. What a fun additon ot the hop.

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  41. That fabric is so adorable! I like what you have done. Your rug expresses the tone of the Hop. Love it!

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  42. I love your mug rug. The fabric -of course- was perfect for it. I would love the pieces to make pouches!

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  43. I am really getting into mug rugs, I made 2 yesterday out of my precious scraps of Ruby. My favourite spring time activity is sowing seeds in anticipation of good things to come.

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  44. Such wonderful pieces.....love it! I do follow too.

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  45. How cute! That fabric line is perfect for the mug rug theme. THX for the tutorial and the chance to win the little fabric bundle. I am just NOT an outdoor person so I guess my fav spring activity is just watching the signs of spring appear---trees beginning to form leaves, the bushes, shrubs and various plantings beginning to flower. No desire to plant them myself but I enjoy that others have!

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  46. So fun to share the hop today with you!
    I love the fabric of the little girls with umbrellas...adorable!
    In the spring, I enjoy getting the garden ready for planting and soaking up the warm sun!

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  47. I love to work in the garden, getting it ready. Another lovely afternoon jaunt is a drive along a nearby area where apple trees bloom--that's a few weeks away yet.

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  48. Love the rainy day mug rug! I enjoy walking in the rain (not a downpour) and just enjoying the new birth of the season.

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  49. Kathy,
    Our yard bunnies haven't returned to the yard for spring yet...looking forward to the day! Last year the baby bunnies would explore our back porch! Your mug rug is splashy fun! I really like how the different pieces are tosed to and fro as rain in a spring storm. I think my favorite spring activity is watching the emerging of green and new life. :)

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  50. Kathy,
    Our yard bunnies haven't returned to the yard for spring yet...looking forward to the day! Last year the baby bunnies would explore our back porch! Your mug rug is splashy fun! I really like how the different pieces are tosed to and fro as rain in a spring storm. I think my favorite spring activity is watching the emerging of green and new life. :)

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  51. Great work. I like watching Mother Earth wake up with the flowers, trees and grass and rain! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Your mug rug makes me smile, reminds me of growing up in NW Washington. It's been sunny and wonderful weather here which makes it difficult to stay inside and stitch, I love walking...even in the rain! TIA! B-)

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  53. a lovely showing this morning beginning with you....sooo lovely..well you will see..

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  54. Soaked is a perfect line for this hop. Thanks for sharing your mug rug - it's fabulous!

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  55. Perfect fabric for this blog hop. I like the scrappy look.

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  56. I love your design and the rain drop fabric is great!! I love prepping teh beds for seed planting - and looking for rainbows!!! I am a follower :)

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  57. Very nice - thanks for sharing! I like to take walks in the spring.

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  58. Cute rug...love the quilting on it...hmmm spring quilting and getting the garden ready for planting are my fave activities!

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  59. walking in the rain and listening to the birds are favorite Spring time activity.

    trina

    tdamil213@yahoo.com

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  60. Spring is my favorite season. Love watching everything come back to life, especially my first little crocuses. Love your mug rug.

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  61. I love your little mug rug and the fabric that it's made of! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. how cute is that mug rug? Nice job! Favorite sprintime activity? Sewing! HA!

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  63. Very cute. I love these fabrics and you did a wonderful job with them. In the Spring, I like to work in my flower garden. Thank you for sharing today and for the giveaway.

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  64. That fabric is just SO cute! And you've made such a quick and easy mug rug with them! My favorite spring activity is to go for a walk and look at all the pretty flowers blooming and to see the leaves starting to come out on the trees--so colorful and bright this time of year!

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  65. This is a gorgeous mug rug made from some fantastic fabric :-)

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  66. I love that fabric and you made it into such a cute mug rug. Makes me want to go play in the rain! :O)

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  67. Your mug rug is adorable. Congratulations on being in the top 2 today. Love that fabric.

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  68. Very cute, Kathy. I just love that fabric line and it is perfect for the mug rug. I love getting out in the flower beds at this time of the year.

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  69. Very cute mug rug. In the spring I like to plan the garden.

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  70. One of my favorite Spring activities is digging in the dirt---can't wait for some 'dirt therapy'---next to quilting, it's the best soul therapy in the world. :)

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  71. Love the fabric. They make such a cute scrappy mug. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  72. Cute mug rug and the fabric is perfect too. I am a follower.

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  73. what a fun mug rug! you did a fabulous job

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  74. Very cute fabric and a great mug rug! I'll take Bailey's with my coffee, please. :) I love walking in the woods and discovering the spring flowers that are blooming or walking in my yard to see what is blooming.

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  75. In the spring I like to just sit in my back yard and watch my two dachshunds play in the backyard, chasing squirrels, chipmunks, etc.

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  76. I like your mug rug. I love driving around and seeing all the pretty yards and flower beds in the spring.And of course I am a follower of yours.

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  77. great project and this is a great give a way. My favorite springtime activity is going to craft fairs and festivals. I am going to be a participant at a few this year and that is going to make them even more special to me.

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  78. so so cute, great job!!! I love spring time, and my favorite thing to do is sit on my back porch in the morning and drink coffee and just watch the dogs play. In Texas spring doesn't last long, so I try to enjoy every second of it.

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  79. Kathy-Your little mug rug is so cute and the theme so appropriate for Spring. Congrats on your retirement. My favorite thing to do in Spring, since I've been retired, is to sew/quilt. Therefore, my sister and I are going on a Shop Hop next week-can't wait to visit 14 stores I've never been to! It's hard to restrain oneself from buying but I will be looking for sashing fabric for my daughter's T-shirt quilt. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  80. I love this fabric and they are perfect for this blog hop. Thanks for sharing and being in the hop.

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  81. Oh I love this fabric! You mug rug is too cute! My favorite spring activity is sitting out in the back yard & reading a good book.

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  82. Love the mug rug, love the fabric! Rainboots are not quite what we need around here today...it's snowing, and boy do I mean snow-ing!
    Thank you for the chance:)

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  83. I love quilt as you go. A great way to use up odd shaped pieces of fabric. Favourite spring activity is preparing my garden and allotment for planting.

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  84. I love to get out in the yard and start gardening. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. My favorite Spring activity is getting out and working in the yard--clearing out the debris from Winter and readying the planting beds, etc.

    senstrings @ yahoo dot com

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  86. Lovely mugrug, perfect fabric for the theme!

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  87. Love the soaked mug rug! My favorite spring activity is spring skiing.

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  88. Walking is my favorite activity, love the Spring flowers!

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  89. I love your colours and your mug rug. Thanks for the chance to win some of these fabrics. My favorite spring activity, as my favorite all year activity, is sewing.

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  90. I love your mug rugs!!!I love the way, how you combined the fabrics!! You did a beautiful job !What I like to do in spring is to work in the garden, planting,and do outdoor decorations.
    I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and now I'm following you via bloglovin, my day to participate in this blog hop is on April 15,nice to meet you!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  91. Very cute! I've been wanting to check out the vinyl fabric. My favorite spring activity is evening walks or daytime hiking!

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  92. Love your mug rug. It is so cute. That fabric is wonderful too. We like to go and hike in the spring. It isn't too hot yet to do any walking so the perfect time (although the fall is nice too!)

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  93. Really cute project. My favorite spring activity is cleaning out the flower beds and seeing the new growth.

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  94. How cute! The colors say "April showers" to me. Favorite spring activity--watch the flowers bloom.

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  95. What a fun fabric! Love that mug rug. Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  96. I love getting out in the beautiful weather and seeing all the flowers/flowering trees. Thanks for the chance to win and your rug mug idea.

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  97. Too cute! Wonder if we will see more Soaked to come? My favorite spring activity is visiting the floral nurseries to buy my annuals!

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