|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.