Tis the Season for Mug Rugs

I recently passed 400 likes on my Facebook page and to celebrate, I challenged my readers to post a picture of their favorite mug and I would make a mug rug for the first 5 mugs posted. I ended up with 7 pictures of mugs posted, so I may just end up doing them all, it will just take me a little longer!

Here are the first couple done:

 I am trying some new techniques to me on these mug rugs (or some that are not used very often). The mug rug above for Brenda is using a curved piecing technique I learned at Quilt Canada when it was here in Calgary in 2010. I haven't used it since, but thought the mug had some cool lines that would work with that technique.

And Joyce's mug is a beauty! I had some fabric on hand that I wanted to use, but not cut up into smaller pieces. I also learned to couch a decorative braid at Quilt Canada 2010 and tried that technique here. I wrote out Joyce's name with a disappearing marker and slowly zigzagged my way through her name. In hindsight, I should have quilted the piece first and then couched the name, so the quilting lines don't run through the name.

I do hope these wonderful ladies love their mug rugs and I'll show you the rest as I get them finished!

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