I have a friend who has had
What to do? I decided to make them each a mug rug. My inspiration was the neat one Amanda showed last week.
My goal was to make something bright with some yellow, orange and turquoise fabrics I had on hand. Typically, I'd use white, black or gray with these, but I really wanted to use brown. I thought it would make the colors look festive. I went with a Kona cotton--Espresso to be specific. Sounds right for a mug rug, doesn't it? I was going to bind them with a yellow print, but it detracted too much from the other prints. I didn't have enough of the dark brown for binding, so I skipped it. If I did this again, I'd either use a lighter weight batting scrap, stop the batting short of the seam where I sewed the front and back together, or actually bind it, but it worked out okay. They lie flat, and that's what matters. I did the quilting with my walking foot and regular sewing thread.
|Crazy how light shows every wrinkle!!|
Here are the backs:
I'll pop them in the mail tomorrow. Two mug rug hugs.
Imagine that! I actually have a Friday Finish!! Maybe tomorrow I can settle down to my other projects.
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts (TGIFF). It's been a long time since I could say that!