With now plan for Mothers Day, I suddenly had a stroke of brilliance (in my humble opinion) and decided to make quilted mug rugs for my mother and mother-in-law.
“What,” my husband asked, “is a mug rug?”
It’s a rug for your mug, obviously. Ha! Okay, think small placemat or large coaster. It’s a pop of fun and color for your table large enough for your mug of coffee/tea/hot chocolate/vodka (just kidding) and a little snack (or a big pile of chocolate chips) to go along with it.
I used the scraps leftover from the rainbow double staircase baby quilt I’m working on. This one has a rail fence design and random zig zag quilting.
The other one has two little wonky stars. I kind of wish I had used white for the center of the stars as well to make them show up a little better, but I still love them as a more subtle design element.
I tried some free motion loops for the quilting on this one and learned (well, I already knew) and my free motion quilting really needs some work. Wow. The quilting is not terrible by any means, but it’s certainly not great, either. I think I should do some more little projects like this to practice!
I raided my scrap bin for the back and binding and sent them off in the mail not quite in time for Mothers Day.