What is it about quilted mug rugs that I find so irresistible?
a mini quilt completely functional, which you know me and loving anything that
is both adorable and functional.
session?! And you not only get to play with fabric combos but also with patterns
that you might not want to commit to in a full-size quilt.
Plus, they make awesome gifts! Which is what this one is
projects; otherwise I would have had to keep this one under wraps until it gets
gifted later in February. And I really wanted to share this recent finish with
another step in working through my fabric scraps! It’s feeling really good to
see those piles slowly (and I do mean sloooowly) start to dwindle.
else find that even when solely using fabric scraps for a project, you seem to
end up with new scraps, albeit smaller ones, after the project is complete?! It’s
the like the never-ending fabric scrap story!!!
which is what I used here. Namely Droppar Moondust,
Hus Hoot Gra,
Unn Cross Ochre,
a small square of Scandi Plane Baltic and Pinetre Fog
for the backing from Pat Bravo’s Heartland fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics.
The owl featured on the left was actually an orphan block from one of the
trials I did while thinking through the design concept. He was just too
adorable to toss. I figure he’ll make the perfect resting spot for a nice hot
cup of coffee or sweet treat J
I was hoping to get some free motion quilting (FMQ) practice
in on this little guy, but I felt straight line quilting was just too perfect
for this mug rug. So, that won out…again! I did mix it up by using Aurifil Natural
White #2021 in 50 wt, where 40 wt is usually my go to.
I then added some
additional detail with a few lines of big stitch hand quilting using Aurifil 12
wt in the colour Lemon #2115. What is it about hand stitching that just seems
to add that perfect touch?!
For the binding, I chose Droppar Burst,
which I not only thought paired nicely and finished it all off in a
complimentary and non-competing way, but I also had enough leftover from my
Winter Star quilt. Bonus! It’s amazing how the binding really does add that
finishing touch to a quilted project! It just pulls it all together.
Now all there is left to do is wrap her up, write up a note
and wait patiently until February to finally gift her…the one downside to
getting things done early!!
happy to be crossing it off my list!!
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