Friday, April 15, 2011

Hexie Flowers Mug Rug

Mug Rugs are a great place to use blocks that didn't make it into a quilt or to use parts of a quilt that just never came to be--like these hexagon flowers I made a couple years ago out of my hand dyed fabrics. They never got sewn together though so I picked through them and chose two for my mug rug.
I simply appliqued them onto a creamy white background and quilted around them with a pretty variegated perl cotton.
Trimmed it to an oval shape:
Then I put on a bias binding made out of one of Michael Miller's Fairy Frost fabric.
Then after closing the binding I decided I really wanted more quilting with the perle cotton and some quilting on the flowers so they didn't look so "poofy" so I continued echo quilting around the edge with the perle cotton and added some embroidery floss in colors that matched the flowers:
Not the usual way one does things but.... it was okay just tricky to hide my knots and things.
I like how it came out so I put it in the swap at the shop! We have about 10 mug rugs in the swap so far and I hope we get more! It has been really fun!


  1. Wow Mandy! That came out really beautiful! You have such a gift of creativity and color and putting it all together! I just love it!

  2. That came out really cute! You are soo good.

  3. Love the idea! Can't wait to try this one

  4. Adding more stitching really finished it off nicely!

  5. Can't wait to start mine this weekend~


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