Thursday, August 11, 2011

Finished the latest scrappy mug rug...

I had shown you a sketch, earlier, and I was actually able to make it work in fabric, surprisingly enough.  Yes, I always doubt my own abilities to translate an idea into an actual object.  


 I tried a new-to-me technique- weaving strips of fabric together that have fusible webbing on the back, to make the tablecloth.  That was fun and very easy to do.
Here's a close up of raw-edge appliqueing.


The finished mug rug- the binding is a red with pale gray dots.
The label is the tea bag paper thing.  I added the napkin to help make the cup and saucer stand out from the tablecloth more, it adds a nice 3D touch, too.


 The back is called "Round Robin" by Michael Miller. 

I still have to decide on the Haiku poem to go with this.  I'll write it on a card and include it.  I hope my partner likes this.  It's not very practical, really, but I think it came out pretty well.  Now I just to make her a little something extra and it'll be ready to mail when the time comes.  :)

Thanks for looking at it!  

10 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your Mug Rug is just darling. I love it! You should do a tutorial. What a great designer you are!

Carol said...

I'm with WMQ!! and I love the fabric you used on the back. I NEVER see the cool stuff in the store!!

Cathy said...

Ditto times three, I love it too and would love to see a tutorial. How cute is that!!

cathy

Bouncypoodle said...

Wow this mug rug Is just darling and very creative Susan! Love the slice of lemon and the 3D napkin adds the perfect touch!

Your partner is going to be so lucky!

The ankle biter!

Sheila said...

Fabulous design and fabulous translation into fabric - your partner will be thrilled :)

Cindy said...

Adorable! Took says that looks like a great cup of tea.

I think he looks like an "Angry Bird" that missed it's mark.

Karin @ madebyk said...

Wow! Amazing! LOVE the tablecloth. I never would have guessed that you wove it! And all the free motion quilting -- the stitches are so even! Any tips on how to accomplish that? Or is it just years of practice?... : )

Kritta22 said...

Oh my gosh!!!! You are so talented. Seriously!

carol said...

How did I miss this in the pool? I have to go back right now and comment. I LOVE it and I wish it were coming to me!

BuggletQuilts said...

This is seriously inspired! It's so very cute. Your partner will love it, I'm sure.