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Scrappy Mug Rug! September 27, 2010

Filed under: Quilting,September 2010,Swaps — The Threaded Nest @ 4:25 pm

My Scrappy Mug Rug secret partner left me little information as to what she was hoping for in her mug rug…

so I did a little snooping on her flickr “favorites” and came across a plus sign quilt…

and since I’ve been drooling over the plus signs that have been popping up all over blogland and flickr

I decided to give it a go!

I sat down with some graph paper and colored pencils and drew up a pattern.

I based the dimensions ( 6″x8″) on the sweets mats I made at the beginning of the year HERE.

She did mention that she likes aqua, orange, and gray…

and I just happened to have this lovely little collection of Heather Ross’s Far Far Away 2 fabric

and I think it works beautifully with the design!

I went with a simple Kona Aqua binding so it wouldn’t take away from the plus sign design.

I originally had put a double fold binding but ripped it off because it was just too bulky

and opted to use single fold and it turned out MUCH better!

I am so happy that I chose to use my favorite HR FFA2 fabric for the back.

I thought about doing some piecing on the back

but with all of the grid quilting I decided to keep it simple.

I’m having a hard time sending this little mug rug off…

I really hope she LOVES it as much as I do!

Its just the perfect little mat to hold my cup of tea and a muffin or cookie!

When I get some extra time I’ll definitely be making myself one ;D

or rather a mug rug AND an entire throw quilt to match it, ha ha!

But in the meantime, I am soooooo excited to see what my SMRS partner makes for me…

I am secretly wishing for a couple of those cuties over on the SMRS flickr group to be sent to me!

And I am thinking that these might make lovely Christmas gifts…

did I just say Christmas ~ I know RIGHT???

Its that time of year to start planning and working on those projects

if you hope to give handmade gifts…

Happy quilting,



One Response to “Scrappy Mug Rug!”

  1. Molly Says:

    Super, super cute!!! LOVE the colors and the design!! Nice job šŸ™‚

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