Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Penguin Mug Rug

I have finished my first ever mug rug! It's not very big - approximately 4.5x7". The fabrics came from a shop in Sidmouth and are Art Gallery Fabrics from the Bazaar Range. I only bought fat sixteenths, so I shall use them sparingly - it was the first time I had seen these fabrics and I fell in love! The embroidery is based on a Picasso sketch, and stitched in DMC threads in back stitch.

The dark coloured binding is actually purple.The quilting on this mug rug was the first quilting I did on my new machine. I quite like the wobbly lines. My free motion quilting isn't going particularly well (I know - practice practice practice) so I might use the same wavy line technique on my Countdown to Christmas quilt - I want to get it finished before Christmas, but I'm not sure my free motion quilting will be up to scratch by then.... Any comments would be welcome!

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