When I first saw mug rugs on Pinterest, I thought they were intriguing. Such a lovely, small project and great way to practice some free motion quilting. You'd think in a year I'd have made more than one of them, huh?
For my mother-in-law's birthday (March 2013) I decided to take inspiration from her kitchen wallpaper to make her a mug rug.
I think the dimensions of my project were about 8" x 10". I finally checked, and it's about 6" x 8.5".
I put my black lines and red and yellow pieces onto my white on white background with fusible and then did a decorative stitch along the border to complete the top. Here it is pinned and ready to quilt:
I decided to use this little project as an opportunity to practice some different free motion quilting patterns, all inspired by Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project. Here's a closer look:
I'm linking up with Leah Day's April 11 FMQ Link Up.