Friday, November 19, 2010

A Little Mug Rug Creation


There are a lot of people in the quilting and blogging about it community that are creating these fun little mug rugs so I just had to give it a try.  I have been working on some bigger quilts and need a break to work on something small and simple.  I had a lot of fun with this little guy that I paper pieced from a pattern that I got a few years ago from Artisiana’s blog.  I also used the idea of putting on a pocket to hold a spoon, maybe a napkin or a tea bag.  I can’t stop thinking of ideas for these and have several in my mind now.  So many blocks could be adapted to this fun idea.  I am thinking Christmas gifts with a mug and the mug could be a receptacle for lots of different things depending on who the gift is for.  There are so many fun ideas from creative people on blogs and it nice that we can share.  Now I just wish the hackers would quit leaving comments on my blog.  My blog got removed a while back because of their comments and I had to put a comment moderator on which I hate that I have to do, but since more than half of the comments I receive are some sort of spam it is necessary. 

My question to anyone reading this post would be, is there a certain size that is standard for a mug rug?   Mine are measuring about 8” x 10”, which seems to be a good size for a mug and a small dessert plate.

I am having a lot of fun seeing all the wonderful Christmas ideas coming out and can’t wait to work on a few of my own.  Hopefully I will get a lot done this year.  Looks like we will have some snow this weekend and that always gives me sewing time!

Enjoy this creative season, thinking and doing for friends and family is always time well spent!