Mug Rugs, April Showers by Quilterinmotion

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-04-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-04-07T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I am participating in the April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop sponsored by Madam Samm over at www.sewwequilt.com.  She has great ideas and this one appealed to me. 
I decided to do a few things I hadn't tried before.  
My first mug rug is a "quilt as you go" and was super simple. I can't recall where on Pinterest I saw this as a placemat and decided to give it a try.  If it's your design, let me know and I'll add credit to you.  It has a modern look with the simplicity  of white and colors.
I did do a tutorial on this "Mod Mug Rug" on my blog today (Saturday, 4/13/13) as some readers had asked. 

  I also tried a "fast binding technique" that Pat Sloan showed on her blog.  The link to that is shown on my Friday Finds for 4/12/13.
 The second mug rug featured a coffee and mug theme, with a pocket for a special treat - or even your scissors!
The third mug rug was a combination between paper piecing (the umbrellas), raw edge applique (the viney flowers), hexagons (flowers) and echo quilting.   The umbrella pattern came from Jill Majers at Apple Avenue Quilts blog.

 

It was fun to try these different techniques in small projects; a great way to determine if you like doing something. 


Pictures

Quilt as you go Mug Rug
Mug Rug with a Pocket
Pocket for sewing items too
Paper pieced umbrellas and raw edge applique vine
Hexie flowers with paper pieced umbrellas
Echo quilting
Free motion vine with leaves on sky
Hexie Flowers

Loves

Pave
Maura

Comments

Laweigel

These all turned out great! Looks like you had fun

Terryt1955

What a fun blog hop and the mug rugs are cute. Great to be able to practice new techniques on smal projects.

Maura

I love the mug rugs!

Great write up, too! Thanks for including the binding information!

Quilterinmotion

Laweigel , Terryt1955 , Maura - Thank you all. I did enjoy the mug rug making. Maura , you are very welcome!

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