Hey Everyone, welcome back to Mug Rug Monday.
Happy Canada Day!
I know I’m a little late with my holiday wishes but I did make the mug rug and post it to the website on Canada Day.
Technically this is week #26 and should be mug rug #26 but it is really #25 because I haven’t done last week’s mug rug yet. But if you count my the 2 I did in week 20 – Canada Geese then I have made 26 mug rugs. Regardless, I still need to make last week’s mug rug.
As you have probably guessed by now my mug rug looks like the Canadian flag and is red and white.
Since I live in the forest and am surrounded by maple trees I just walked into my yard and picked a leaf from the tree to act as my template for the maple leaf appliqué. In order to get a tracing of it I photocopied it first.
The red fabric has Inukshuks on it – it was a fabric from Northcott for the 2010 Olympics. And the white fabric has snowflakes. Both motifs are very fitting for my Oh Canada mug rug.
After tracing the leaf onto Steam-a-Seam I then fused it to the red fabric, cut it out and fused it to the pieced background. The background is 7″ x 12″. The perfect size for a mug and plate of goodies.
I sandwiched the quilt and pinned the layers together prior to stitching down the leaf edges. I chose a solid red thread to do the stitching with. And of course I used free motion zigzag.
Straight quilting lines a ½″ apart on the red edge pieces look good. I didn’t want to do anything that would take away from the maple leaf.
Finally some stippling around the leaf to augment the leaf design.
And a binding of red to complete my little O Canada mug rug.
I like the back too. Love how the red stands out on the white.
And then I had this image I took and I kind of wish I had put a bit of a twist on my piece. Oh well, next time.
I hope all my Canadian readers had a wonderful Canada Day.