Hey Everyone, welcome back to Mug Rug Monday.
I am officially a quarter of the way through my mug rug challenge with the completion of this mug rug – yippee! It is fun making this little pieces and the best part is I finish them.
This is the first one I made with a grey background and pastel coordinates. It is currently on tour in the United States somewhere. Isn’t it amazing how are quilts get to go more places than we do. I’ll just have to live vicariously through them.
The fabric line has a huge range of colours which all look great in this quilt.
The second one I made used a black background and bright coordinates.
Onto the mug rug. I had left over pieces from the both of the quilts I have made one set larger than the other. Since my mug rug is small I opted to use the smaller pieces made with the black background and brights.
I pretty much and leftover pieces of every colour in the quilt – what colour to use? Seeing how it is still March I decided on the green.
Sewing the rail fence strips and the quarter square triangle pieces together I then trimmed them down to 3 ½″ x 11″.
Adding in 2 ½″ x 11″ pieces on either side of the arrow piece the mug rug is complete at 7 ½″ x 11″. Now if I was so inclined I could make another 8 of these – not today.
Quilting is simple with straight lines mimicking the arrow shape. I used a grey/black variegated thread as I wanted the quilting to stand out. If I had used black thread the quilting wouldn’t nearly as visible. I used black to quilt the wall hanging size pictured above.
And the backing I used is too cool.
Binding on and we can call it done for another Mug Rug Monday.