Thursday, 22 January 2015

Lucky Star Mug Rug [a finish]

So it may seem that I'm on a roll with these finishes, but after this, the next one is a good way off still. I made this block by accident (I totally mis-read my partner's likes for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap). And by the time I realised I'd made over half of this block. It's just as well, because the centre of this block is bloody awful! So bad, that I've added a button...


Luckily I loved the colours I'd picked and I had a brainwave: during December I loved having a little mug rug/mini quilt (cause I don't put my mug on it) on my desk at work. It let me dream of quilting whilst actually project managing... I hope my manager doesn't read this! So I've decided that for each month this year I will have a different mug rug on my desk. It's a great excuse to make a mini each month! And once the month is over I can add them to my mini quilt wall. My mini quilt wall doesn't exist yet, but when we move to our new house I am definitely having one!

eeek - not good....

So the pattern is the July 2014 Lucky Stars block from Elizabeth @ Don't call me Betsy and finishes at 6". I did some stash shopping for the fabrics: Architextures, Cotton and Steel, Pearl Bracelets, Tile Pile from Michael Miller, and Violet Craft. I added some hand quilting: the yellow (which you can barely see) and the purple are in Finca #16 perle thread, and the peach in the centre is my first time using Aurifil 12wt. Although I love Aurifil for piecing and machine quilting, I have to say I'll be sticking to the Finca for perle quilting - it doesn't seem to fluff as much... if that makes sense. And I have a bit of a thing for bright coral at the moment, so a splash of colour for the binding. This should definitely brighten up my desk!

So this was a Finish Along finish (original list here)

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

3 comments:

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I only have quilting doodles on my desk, I don't think I can keep mine clean enough for a mug rug. Maybe a coaster though. Hmm, I'll have to think some more about this.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Good idea, a lot of mug rugs, to brighten up your desk. Gives a happy feeling. Also like the mini quilt wall in your new house !!!!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Beautiful!