As I was deciding how to design my mug rugs for a mug rug swap that I am participating in, I decided that I should use blocks from quilts that are in the works. So here's a sneak peek. This first mug rug uses the main block from the quilt that will be posted next week. I can hardly wait for you to see that quilt. It's one of my favorites!
As I was about to start on mug rug #2 (we have to swap 2), I received my mug rugs from my swap partner (below). Aren't they creative?
She even made them completely reversible with designs on both sides. I hadn't really thought that far ahead but decided to make my second one with designs on both sides also.
I used raw edge applique on both the flower and the butterfly designs. The raw edges will fray a little with use and washing and give it a little more character. That's large rickrack in the center of the butterfly, in case you were wondering. Can you tell I was dreaming about spring when I made these?
What's a mug rug you ask? It's a place to put your mug and your snack. For the swap, we made them 6"X10". Kind of a double size coaster. These are a great little project to use up some scraps. Great gift idea too. Oh yeah, I did use 5" squares for the the pieced butterfly block as well as the flower and butterfly appliques.