Friday, 13 March 2015

You deserve this... A Mug Rug

Thursday was my guild's monthly meeting and we had a mug rug swap.  How fun.

I decided on a wonky star on linen-type background - not entirely sure exactly what is that fabric.

It was my first time making mug rug and, well, I didn't get the memo about the size... it's kinda large... a smallish placemat, really...

I hand quilted around the star, machine quilted straight lines in various directions.  You can see the machine quilting better on the back side.  I love that retro coffee fabric by the way, but what the heck do you do with it, other than putting it on the back of a mug rug?

Once I was done with the straight diagonal quilting, on a whim decided to free motion "you deserve this".  It's very subtle, you have to look very closely to see it, not by design, but because I used very thin thread. In other words, you deserve this, but no need to shout it out loud!

We all deserve a little coffee break, don't we?  Or tea.  Or wine.  And given the size of this rug, there is room for a little snack on the side.  Chocolate cake? Crusty bread and stinky cheese?  Carrots and hummus?

Anja of Anja Quilts picked my  mug rug.  As for me?  I got this colourful beauty made by Sandra.

It's already being put to good use:

Sadly, there is no room for a big snack but I think I have room for a piece of chocolate...

Linking up to TGIFF hosted by MR at Quilt Matters. Yes, M-R, I am probably stretching the definition of a "finish" but I like to live on the edge.


  1. There's always room for a piece of chocolate, Dominique! :)

  2. Thanks for the mug rug. It's awesome!!! I think I made mine too small. I couldn't find any definite size online, although some were as large as placemats.

  3. Ha ha, this counts for sure! Love the mug rug - Anja is so lucky! She definitely deserves it. :)

  4. Love the hand stitching around the star and your "subtle" message! A great finish!


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