Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Chocolate and Mug Rugs

Besides bed quilts and table toppers, one quilted item that I'm seeing a lot more of is the wonderful mug rug. It's an over-sized coaster or a scaled down place mat and is big enough for your mug or tea cup and a snack on the side. Last week I was at my local quilt shop Along Came Quilting to check out their new location and found this wonderful chocolate themed panel and some coordinating fabrics. I had all weekend to think about what I was going to make with them and this is what I came up with:
Cutting apart the panel
Pieced a border around the chocolate block and layered for quilting.
Quilting around the chocolates makes them pop!
Adding a striped binding - love the look of this & will do it more often!
Mug rug finished.
I'm finding it hard to remember to take photos of works in progress to show you, but hopefully that will get better with time. Chocolate themed mug rug is for sale in my Etsy shop.