Two Tip Tuesday – Mug Rug

I wanted to follow up on the Teal Mini Swap.  I had a great time making my mini for Joanne and loved the mini she made for me.  She spoiled me with including a second and some wonderful Maine treasures.  I realized I never posted a picture of the mug rug I made her.  It is below!

Mug Rug Teal Mini Swap 2017

The teal fabric of the coffee mug and some of the binding was the “required” fabric that had to be used.  It was fun to find other fabrics that went well.  My swap partner likes stars and brights.  So, I incorporated those into this 10″ mini.  Detail of the big stitch quilting is shown below.  I made swirls of steam with my hand quilting lines.  Other lines were randomly stitched across the mini.

Mug Rug Teal Mini Swap 2017

I had fun making this mini!  What I want to share… don’t stress in making for others.  Give it your best and enjoy the ride!!  Notice the fabrics don’t match exactly, but they blend and complement.  That is KEY!

#1 – Pick fabrics that complement, they don’t have to match exactly!

#2 – Play with scraps and colors.  The more variety the better!  At least it is in my opinion.

The picture below is what I received!!  I love them!  Thanks Joanne!

Mini Teal Swap 2017

And kudos to Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Designs for a wonderful event and fundraiser.  Beth did an interview with Nancy Zieman on Nancy’s Corner early in November.  A wonderful opportunity and one to be treasured with Nancy no longer with us.  Nancy was a huge part of our quilting industry.   She will be missed.  Thoughts are with her family and friends.

in quilting,


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