My buddies came over on Saturday to quilt, press, cut, and chat. It's always fun. This time Beth talked me into making a mug rug. She'll probably show you hers if you go look on her blog. I tried my hand at some machine zigzagged raw edge applique and also tried a new metallic thread on Terpsichore when it came time to quilt it. The tension wasn't quite right, but there are only very limited pokies on the back.
This is only one of the patterns that Fat Cat Patterns has on their site for mug rugs. I believe it is called Fiesta Bloom. They have heaps of cute patterns on their site. Be prepared to browse if you follow the link.
It was fun to make this - it only took about an hour from picking out fabrics to satin stitching the edge.
I'm a complete space cadet! I set my coffee cup down on any flat surface I see, never considering what I'm about to ruin. I'd be more inclined to set a coffee cup down BESIDE a coaster or mug rug than on one, thinking absently that "Oh. That's something nice. I better not put my coffee on it." So I'd like to give it away to someone who can use it.
I won't choose based on your answers, but I'd really like to know what you drink from a mug. Coffee? Tea? Dark German Beer? Add a comment to this post and tell me what you drink in a mug. I'll choose a winner on 10 March. Be sure to include some way to get in touch with you so that if you win I can get your physical address to ship.
This contest is open to ANYONE! I'll ship anywhere in the world that they will let me. :)