Hey Everyone, welcome back to Mug Rug Monday.
Last week I made the sparkling snowflake mug rug and I had lots of pieces left over from the curved checkerboard so I had actually made a second snowflake mug rug. I didn’t want to waste the pieces I had created and I didn’t want them sitting around waiting to be used either. I figured why not make the reverse of the other snowflake. A set of snowflake mug rugs.
As I said last week if I could do it again I would use white batting. Unfortunately, the piece was already quilted on unbleached batting and I wasn’t ripping out the quilting.
I used the white fabric with the silver glitter for the snowflake. Such a pretty fabric – one of those ones that I wish I had a never ending supply of.
After quilting the background I fused the snowflake in place and stitched the edges with a satin stitch using a variegated grey sulky thread. Love the thread.
But I didn’t really love the look of the whole piece so I set it aside and didn’t finish it. Something was missing.
This week I picked it up again since I had an idea of how to fix it.
I thought I would just cut off the side pieces and have the curvy checkerboard background with the snowflake making a smaller mug rug. It looked okay but still not quite what I was looking for.
Then an idea came to me to add more quilting to the edges by continuing on the curved piecing from the middle section. I set up my machine for bobbin play with the Razzle Dazzle thread and started stitching. That gave it the finished look I was wanting.
Adding the white fabric as binding the snowflake mug rug is now complete.
Here is the pair of them. Uh-oh one is larger than the other. I forgot I had trimmed the other one down a bit. Too late now to fix it.