Hey Everyone, welcome back to Mug Rug Monday.

Monday means mug rugs and I actually have one ready for today.

Log cabin mug rug called Monet's Garden

Monet’s Garden Mug Rug


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.

Monet's Garden quilt

The Monet’s Garden Quilt

The original design was done for Northcott with the fabric line Watercolor Impressions which came out earlier this year. Such gorgeous fabric.

Watercolor  Impressions fabric line

The fabrics used in Monet’s Garden Quilt

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.

Multiple rectangles of fabric in pink, yellow, green and cream

Pieces cut and ready to sew

Here’s 3 of the fabric sewn together.

4 rectangles sewn together to create centre of log cabin

Centre of the block

And now 5 fabrics.

Green and yellow fabrics added to log cabin centre

Continuing the log cabin

The completed block with 7 fabrics. I love the combinations of these fabrics – so fresh and colourful.

Pink fabrics added to finish off the log cabin block

Finished block

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.

4 log cabin blocks that look a bit off centre together

4 blocks put together

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.

Green spool of thread on quilt block

The perfect green thread

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.

Straight line quilting in green

Fast and easy straight line quilting

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.

Log cabin mug rug called Monet's Garden

Completed mug rug

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?

Monet's Garden quilt in green, pink and white

Joan’s version of Monet’s Garden

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.

Happy Quilting!

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