Birthday Modern Mug Rug by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Original design inspired by a quilt in the book modern quilting
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-07-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-07-01T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

My sister, Paula (+dtscrapper ), is celebrating her birthday this month and although I had already bought her a present, I decided to make her a little “mug rug” to enjoy as well.


This mug rug was made using orange and turquoise scraps from my ever increasing scrap bin. I used a clean white background to set off the colors and quilted it with straight diagonal lines. The design is my own, but it is inspired by a couple of patterns in the Modern Quilting book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson. It measures 7″ X 7″ which is perfect for a mug.


The back is a large scrap of Kaffe Fassett fabric that I love. And of course, I could not resist stitching a tiny label.

Pictures

Loves

Kristananne
Legogirl
Conniharns
Quilt455
Saruqa
Margranda
True

Comments

True

I love it...the pattern, colors and quilting.

True

oh and I always LOVE your labels!

Caribousmom

thanks True my friend :)

Juicyapplecreations

So cute, love your fabric choices. I agree with True, the label just finishes the mug rug....

Caribousmom

Thanks so much Juicyapplecreations and Carolmarie . These little mug rugs are SO addictive! My only beef with them are the bindings - so hard to attach the ends when you're working with such a small piece!!

Quilt455

The second I saw this, I knew it was yours before I even looked at the name. She is going to love it. Once again, love you color choices.

Caribousmom

Aw, you know me too well Cathie ( Quilt455 ). She actually got it today and called to "squee" over it (which is why I can now share it with all of you!).

Terryt1955

What a great thing to face first thing in the morning! I hope you sent her the mug as well because it's perfectly matched. Love the orange and turquoise together. Yes LOVE the orange!

Legogirl

What a wonderful idea, I love the colours. I must added this to my to do list, which means I my need to go fabric shopping ........... Iam glad yoiur sister love it.

Chrissybugs

Great mug rug! They are addictive aren't they? I'm working on a quilt now but my mind keeps going to mug rug ideas.

True

Addicting they are...I have even got the joining the ends of the binding down to a quick finish! I just love the fact you can try something new and different without a huge committment...and as I discovered last night even when hot and muggy one can do a mug rug as they do not have to be all over you making you hotter!

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 My goal is to make you a lover of the color orange LOL! Legogirl if you have any scraps, that is all you need to make one of these little mug rugs...I used only left over scraps, some as tiny as 2" square. Chrissybugs Totally addictive! I keep coming up with more ideas for them! True you need to share your technique for joining those pesky binding ends!

True

Caribousmom I sent you my secret method:-) Ok it is not mine but Carol Doak's...

Caribousmom

Got it - thank you so much True !

Saruqa

great colors and great design! I love it!

Dtscrapper

And it's mine....all mine!!! I literally squeeled with delight when I opened the package and discovered this fantasically modern, happy mug rug - my first ever! It's even cuter in person and of course I especially love it to pieces because my dear, sweet soul sister created it especially for me - thanks Wendy!!!

Caribousmom

Saruqa Thanks! Dtscrapper (Paula) - I am SO happy you love it...and it was stitched with a huge amount of love just for you heart heart

Terryt1955

True I'd love to know the Carol Doak method of joing the ends as well!!

True

Terryt1955 it is the same binding instructions I already sent you...I can sen again if you need me to just let me know.

True

sen really is send;-)

Terryt1955

True Oops. Can you tell I haven't tried the paper piecing yet? I'm really not that flakey, just over committed on projects. I'm going to make sure that I saved it in a safe spot. If not I might need you to resend it.

Quilt455

Silly, who wouldn't love it.

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