Thursday, May 22, 2014

Coasters? Small Placemats? No these are Quilted Mug Rugs


Stitched from my Sketchbook Drawing

This Spring's Daffodils

Fish from this Winter's Course of Oriental Painting

Wild Grasses from my Sketchbook
 Personalized little quilted works of art. Making a mug rug for someone in particular allows me to go through my selection of hand painted fabrics and choose something meaningful. Then it is so much fun deciding what commercial fabrics to go put with the painted fabric piece. Next is deciding how to piece the fabrics together. The choices are endless but I find I am more attracted to the free form piecing methods. I am sure traditional piecing would be great too.

To start with I was making the binding from a 2 1/2" folded strip but have since changed to a 2 1/4" fold strip which is adequate when sewing the binding on completely by machine.

5 comments:

Win Dinn said...

These are fabulous, Eileen - I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite! Many thanks for the eye candy. :D

HollyM said...

I love mug rugs, but these are so pretty, I'd hate to use them!

Keith said...

Love the fish and the grass especially.

Keith said...

Love the fish and the grass especially.

Laura Leeder said...

I imagine you had some fun creating these Eileen! This first one is my favorite.....