September 2, 2012

Scrappy Mug Rug : for Summer

Here is my scrappy mug rug for my partner, in......Australia! She indicated that she likes bright colors so this is what I came up with for her. I have not heard back on if it has arrived yet, or if she likes am waiting waiting waiting but I think it is happy and definitely summery!

And you know, I always get mad at myself for signing up for these mug rug swaps, on top of everything else but I always like the way they come out.  Plus it gives me a chance to work on my binding.  I love to hand stitch the binding but getting the special cut, sew, slant so you can't tell where the connecting edge is.....yeah, still working on perfecting that.

I do have the binding tool from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, but this was to little for me to use it on so I had to just dig in there and figure it out.  It only took me 4 trys.  Maybe next time it will be 3 (or less).  A girl can hope right?