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