Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Trees

I had great plans about how much I would achieve this weekend. A beautful new (large) mug rug inspired by some wonderful blogs was not part of this plan....

Here is my new mug rug.
I made trees (triangles) using a tutorial on Leanne's blog and the leftovers from my Countdown to Christmas quilt. I was fully intending to make them into tree ornaments as she had done, but then noticed that my newly cleared glass table in our living room looked very empty without the normal junk on it and wouldn't it look nice if I had a table topper/large mug rug for Christmas. So, inspired by this table runner, I found some black fabric in my stash and did a little more raw edge applique and some fussy cutting for the little circles and I now have my mug rug!

I did finish one of the mug rugs I started on Friday. Here is the apple mug rug for my secret santa with its matching mug.

I have made progress on the other mug rugs. The one for my manager didn't turn out quite as expected so another mug rug in the same fabrics has been started. I just need to quilt and bind these then I can share them too. I have a few other finishes, but I can't show till after Santa has been!

A busy stitchy week is ahead...

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Ok, so I thought I left you a comment earlier, I will try again. I love what you have done with the tree tutorial, turning the little trees into a wonderful table topper!