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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,

Colette

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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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