Monday, January 4, 2016

First Finish of 2016 - QAYG Mug Rug


Taking inspiration from Diann's tutorial on Little Penguin Quilts, I not only made my first mug rug but also my first quilt-as-you-go project! Diann's beautiful mug rug was featured as a guest post on Cyndy's Oh Scrap! back in February, but I didn't see it until I read Diann's Best of 2015 post.


Last year I had every intention of making a mug rug like Christine's and even downloaded the pattern from Craftsy but I forgot about my plans as the year progressed. I loved the look and simplicity of Diann's so I decided to try it first.


I used scraps for the front and for the binding and pulled a larger piece from my stash for the back. The amount of time I spent picking out scraps to use was ridiculous - I had a lot of trouble deciding, so maybe that's a sign I need to make more! Although I had many stops and starts removing stitches and re-positioning fabric, I finally got the hang of things and finished in about two hours.

I followed Diann's example and quilted diagonal lines


I finished it yesterday evening, and loved having it on my sewing table waiting for me this morning! I'm linking to Cyndy's Oh Scrap!

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9 comments:

  1. Oh Linda it is beautiful! Your time choosing the scraps paid off because it looks fabulous! Great way to get the year off to a good start and you still have lots of time to make another one from the Craftsy pattern! Christine x

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    1. Thanks Christine! Now that I've tackled one and found it doesn't take that long, I'm determined to make more. ;)

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  2. Don't you just love Diann's little projects. Your mug rug is so pretty. I too have been wanting to make a few of these. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  3. Just a few days into the new year and you have a finish! It is darling. Sometimes I love a project that can be started and completed in an afternoon. It is so satisfying.

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  4. So pretty! Love your fabric choices!

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  5. Happy New Year Linda, lovely to see a bright colourful mug rug, perfect to sit next to you when you are sewing. Worth saving my scraps so I can make one too.

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I've got way too many scraps and could make one of these a day. ;)

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  6. Those colors are so pretty, and perfect for your mug, too! Aren't those kinds of things fun?

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    1. Yes it was fun Diann! Almost instant gratification. ;)

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