Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quicky Green Mug Rug

It is almost March and I promised a Green Mug Rug with a St. Patrick's Day theme for a gal in DD's office who loves all things Irish, so here it is almost finished. Why is it only 'almost' done? Because Missy decided that it is "lap time" and not sewing time! lol

The original inspiration for this Mug Rug came from here, but I took quite a few liberties and changed a lot of it. We sewists are always free to do that, eh?!  The pictures below show how I made it.
Snowball the corner of a 2" green square with a 1" white  square.
Press a narrow strip of green for the clover's stem and

topstitch into place diagonally on 2" white square.

Assemble the two blocks together with some black fabric; add a small black border and batt-up for simple machine quilting.

Only a wee bit of binding left to hand sew on the back and then it will be complete... isn't the leprachan fabric cute? [not sure I spelled that]. I'll finish the binding when Missy goes back to sleep. lol

That's all for today - Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope where ever you are that you have time to create something that makes you or someone you love happy.

Quilty hugs,


soscrappy said...

What a sweet little mug rug. The fabric you found for the back is just perfect! Hope you were able to get the binding done.

DeAnna said...

Great looking Mug Rug. I love the backing fabric. I'm sure it's going to be loved and well used. Great close-up pics by the way!

Elly D said...

Oh WOW! Cyn, I love your little mug rug!! Perfect, just perfect!! I'm still looking for backing fabric for mine. But I think I'm almost there ;)) Hugs Ellyx

Paulette said...

I'm happy to see how yours turned out. It looks great! :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a sweet little mug rug! Has Missy fallen asleep yet so you can finish it :) My kitties never sit on my lap, sure you don't want to trade my 3 for Missy????

Pat from Florida said...

Nice. Very Irish!

Nana said...

This is pretty (even though we do not celebrate St. patricks day in Germany. I love the cat!