Still practicing on my mitered corners and machine quilting and it’s coming along well. Made three mug rugs yesterday afternoon and evening… and while I was satisfied with them, I knew I wasn’t stretching myself. I’ve been reading on blogs about choosing fabrics outside one’s comfort zone and remembered that I had gotten some really WILD and LOUD prints in a scrap bag from my LQS… nice fabrics, just ones I’d never buy on my own.
Let me tell you that making that fourth mug rug was a struggle… I wasn’t sure about the fabric scraps I chose to go together or the arrangement. I almost needed sunglasses to work with the fabrics. Once done, although I’d never have thought I would like the results… I did.
What do you think? This mug rug would certainly wake me up in the morning!
Here are the other “more traditional” mug rugs I made.
You’d think I’d have a huge stack by now but I don’t… five have gone out as birthday gifts and some of these will be Valentine’s gifts… and they didn’t really cost me anything except a little time in the evenings… and my mitered corners are looking pretty good!