Friday, 20 April 2012

Festival Of Half Square Triangles: Mug Rug

The linky party is open in the Festival of Half Square Triangles at Canoe Ridge Creations!

And I have used this as a good excuse to use up the half square triangle units I created when I was making my Swoon quilts. I started off with the very tiny HSTs from the brown and blue Swoon. I played around with the layout and settled on this one. A bit of sashing and a bit of embroidery and I had a mug rug top. Each of the finished HST units is just half an inch square The quilting was a bit interesting. I had to turn my tension right down to get the stitches right as the thickness with all the seam allowances underneath was fantastic. I then bound it using my new favourite method or machining it to the back and then topstitching it to the front.
The embroidery wasn't quite central, so a tiny button completed the mug rug. Now I just need to decide if I'm going to use this myself or give it away.


Cherie said...

*cough use it for yourself and make another to giveaway cough* =D

Anonymous said...

lol at Cherie. You definitely should test it out and make sure it works, but then you can't give a used mug rug away, so you'll have to make a new one. It's a great mug rug.