Plumb Tickled Pink!

by | Feb 15, 2022 | 27 comments

Welcome to my day on the Tickled Pink Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks!! Our directive for this hop was to create something with the color pink in it somewhere, or make it about being tickled, or pink, or because it’s the month of love – anything that tickles us pink!! Well, since yesterday was my birthday, I’m just tickled pink about still being here and not pushing up pink daisies somewhere! LOL But don’t worry, that’s not where my tickled pink story ends! For many of the blog hops this year, I have decided to make mug rugs, mini quilts or table toppers/mats.

To this end, my project is my Quilted Heart mug rug. Since I am blessed with being an Island Batik ambassador this year, and my first project was using a new line of basics called Precious Pink gradations, I happened to have some left overs from my January project using this line. So I digitized a new in-the-hoop mug rug just for this project and stitched it up pretty quickly, tweaking the design as I tested it! Here’s my project! This was completed totally in the hoop, including quilting, except for the binding. And is a free download here on my website and also on Payhip. I would like to thank Island Batik for these beautiful fabrics and Schmetz needles for the needles I used in piecing and quilting. I also used a left over piece of poly batting from my Row by Row Challenge that was provided by Hobbs. Thank you!

This was a fun project. Here are a couple of my other “pink” projects!

Pink Fans Forever, my first Island Batik challenge. You can read about that here.
February Calendar QuiltTable mat. Excuse the wrinkles – it’s been in storage!

I’m sure there are others but these were most handy! Thanks so much for stopping by. Please visit my fellow bloggers on the hop today and leave them a nice comment. We all LOVE to read your comments!

Tuesday, February 15th
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  1. Connie Kresin Campbell

    Beautiful design and mug rug Brenda! Your embroidery is awesome!

  2. liannemakesstuff

    I love your fans and the heart as well beautiful

  3. Carol Andrews

    Wow! Brenda both of these are just stunningly beautiful projects! IB does have perfect fabrics for every project. Thank you for sharing the mug rug pattern ?

  4. Lj Meyers

    Fabulous pink projects. Your machine embroidered design is outstanding – love it.

  5. Leah

    I love the lace feel to your mug rug. Your other pink quilts are fantastic too!

  6. Kathleen McCormick

    That mug rug is perfect in the batiks! I love it and love your gorgeous pink Dresden plates! And of course, the table mat is also adorable. This sure leaves me tickled in pink.

  7. Karen

    Such a sweet mug rug.

  8. Joyce Carter

    Happy Birthday Brenda and congratulations on being an Island Batik ambassador. The mug rug is so cute and I love the Pink Fans Forever quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  9. mspdesignsusa

    What a sweet little heart mug rug! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Selina

    Happy, Happy Birthday. I’m tickled for you. I’m also loving all of your pink work especially the mug rug.

  11. Carla

    I am swooning over the pink Island Batik projects. I love Island Batik fabrics so much and I am so tickled pink over all your projects. Thank you for the inspiration. Heading over to Facebook now to join…

  12. quiltinggail

    Love your mug rug! It’s beautiful! And, belated Happy Birthday! 🙂

  13. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! What a fun day to have a birthday. You always have a celebration of love on your day – just how it should be. You definitely have it going on with all the pink projects. All of them are gorgeous.{{Hugs}} Happy Tuesday, my friend!! ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. Anorina Morris

    Beautiful projects Brenda 🙂

  15. sewswift

    Happy Birthday a day late, Brenda! I’m really, really, glad none of us are pushing up pink daisies today. LOL You rocked the whole pink theme with your quilts and sweet mug rug! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Colette

    The mug rug is very cute. But my favorite is the Pink Fans Forever.

  17. ShirleyC

    Beautiful colors, and gorgeous projects!

  18. Thearica Burroughs

    Pink Fans Forever is awesome! Love all of your projects!

  19. Karrin Hurd

    Happy Birthday! The mug rug is adorable and thanks so much for the link. I have never tried an in the hoop design. Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Daryl

    Brenda the mug rug is so sweet. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I love your Dresden Plate quilt when I first saw it. I hope you had a double fun day yesterday for Valentine’s Day & your birthday.

  21. inflorescencedesigns7f538ce9d0

    All of your projects are beautiful. Congratulations on becoming an Island Batik Ambassador!

  22. Carol Kussart

    Your projects are all lovely. The mug rug is really sweet, but I love the fan quilt! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Elizabeth Coughlin

    Such beautiful projects! I really love your heart mug rug!

  24. Joan

    Congrats on being an Ambassador with IB this year. You have kicked off your ambassadorship with a bang. Love your mug rug and your first project is stunning. I need to get my calendar quilt book out again and make some toppers, myself.

  25. Cindy Pieters

    Beautiful pink projects! Love the mug rug design.

  26. lynn Bourgeois

    Good morning Brenda. This little mug mat would be the perfect Valentine gift, combo. a little like a card, with a functional purpose. I love the plummy pink.
    The three pink projects project a lot of love. Thanks. If I could figure out how to use my embroidery function, I’d love to download this project, but alas, it is still beyond me

  27. Mary Verrico

    Love your work- how on earth do you get your binding corners so perfect!!! Thanks so much for the digitized coaster design


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