Sunday, 10 June 2012

Mug Rug


I have always been intrigued by the intricate art of quilting. Despite my fascination, I stayed away from it  because I am drawn towards simple and easy projects. For me, quilting appears to be tedious, complicated, and overwhelming. 

When I came across a tutorial from the split stitch, I decided to take my interest in quilting to the next level. I found the  instructions very detailed and easy to follow. It was time to try my hands at quilting by starting with this small project.

I am so glad I gave it a go because look at what I made:

French Macarons - Yum!

Before this project, I have never heard of the term "binding" but the step by step instruction was so clear that I didn't have any difficulty following it. 

Front
Back
I even got to use one of the stitches in my sewing machine for the decorative detail.


Will I be making a quilt blanket anytime soon? Maybe not, but I will definitely make more of these mug rugs to give away for the Holidays. 

Happy Sewing!






10 comments:

  1. Virna, I LOVE your Mug Rug ! The one I have, I use every day ... you "go" girl !

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  2. Just stopping by to say Hi!... from Find a Friend Friday at Sew Many Ways.

    Your mug rug turned out great. And I really like the decorative stitch you used on it.

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  3. Virna,

    That is adorable. I too am just overwhelmed at the thought of quilting. Maybe once I get my stitching down I will venture out. :) Happy weekend.

    Jess from The Delightful Crafter

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  4. this is adorable! I especially love the decorative stitching! you did a great job!

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  5. Adorable Virna!! I love making mug rugs, you did such a wonderful job! I can't believe it's your first one, wow!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Carla! Yes, it's my first one.

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  6. Oh that is sweet! Well done you! If you enjoyed it, you could do the patchwork without the quilting

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  7. oh that is so cute!!! What a fun idea! i love the fabric you used. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  8. Lovely! I too am attracted to quick easy projects. And I've always wanted to try those decorative stitches too!

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