Hey Everyone, welcome back to Mug Rug Monday.
Monday means mug rugs and I actually have one ready for today.
This one is based on my pattern Monet’s Garden which uses a wonderful soft pastel palette of pink, green, yellow, orange and cream all blended together to look very impressionistic like Monet’s work.
The original design was done for Northcott with the fabric line Watercolor Impressions which came out earlier this year. Such gorgeous fabric.
The block I used for this quilt was inspired by my series on log cabin blocks that I did last year for Stash Blasting Wednesday. I’ve used yet another variation for this one.
I cut up those wonderful fabrics from above so I could make 4 blocks but only one will be a mug rug. The block size is 9 ½″ square. The Monet’s Garden quilt pattern itself has 3 different block sizes and 4 different quilt sizes.
Here’s 3 of the fabric sewn together.
And now 5 fabrics.
The completed block with 7 fabrics. I love the combinations of these fabrics – so fresh and colourful.
If you were to put the blocks together the seams don’t quite match up and the block is a bit off centre. I like the quirkiness of it. In the pattern I have put the quilt on-point and added a narrow sashing between all the blocks for even greater effect.
Anyway back to the mug rug which is the topic of this blog post. I picked a soft variegated green thread for quilting that coordinates perfectly with all the fabrics.
Straight line quilting to echo the seam lines makes for basic and simple quilting on this basic log cabin block. After I had the straight line quilting done I thought oh my free motion flower motif would have looked perfect on this as well. Next time.
The dark pink binding looks great and the mug rug is ready for use. Plenty of room for my mug and a plate of goodies. Too bad I don’t have any goodies and it’s too hot to be baking.
I wanted to share with you a picture of a Monet’s Garden quilt that was sent to me by a quilter from Guelph. Joan used pinks and greens from her stash. Doesn’t it look great? I wonder what kind of quilting Joan is going to do?
I’m thinking I should have made 5 blocks so that I could turn 4 into a table topper.
Since it is too hot for baking I guess I’ll head back to the sewing machine to create another block to make that table topper.