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.