Monday, 19 January 2015

Whimsical Woodland Mug Rug Swap [a finish]

I may have cut it to the wire with my Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt, but my Whimsical Woodland Mug Rug is done a week ahead of the deadline! Go me!

My partner likes foxes, among other things, so I did a hunt for a fox design (no pun intended) - first I was looking for a paper piecing pattern, but nothing really grabbed me, so I moved on to an embroidery design and hit on the winter fox from my new favourite Urban Threads.

I carried on the colour theme with a log cabin on two sides, then pulled out my perle threads for some hand quilting. There was a delay whilst I ordered orange (and a few other colours for good measure) but I finished this on Friday night.

As I said before, a swap needs extras, and for this swap they had to continue the whimsical woodland theme. When I was hunting for fabric the other day I came across some hedgehog fabric which I've had for ages - I was sent it by Liz in Sweden and although I love it, inspiration has been lacking so I've never used it. I fussy cut a couple of hedgies, then hand quilted a frame around them... I now have a plan for the rest of the fabric! The green autumn leaves fabric was what I had originally bought for the mug rug, before the seasonal alteration! And again - bright coral lining!

This mug rug was a finish on my Q1 finish along list!
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side