With losing Jess recently I found myself a little distracted and did not want to cut into any of my sooper dooper dressmaking fabric in case I made errors. But I still wanted to sew. So I decided to sort out my quilting fabric and make some mug rugs. Now what is a mug rug I hear you ask? Well, it is a cute little rug for you to to put your mug on - and it has space for a cake or some cookies. They make up quickly and are fun to make. They measure about 4.5" x 9" up to 7" x 10" - it is personal preference really, so this is what I made:
The pattern for the whales mug rug can be purchased here.
I have a feeling that these will make great Christmas gifts - parcel them up with a mug or cup and some nice coffee/tea/hot chocolate - perfect!
I know that a lot of readers are turned off by patchwork/quilty posts on a dressmaking blog, and as I am enjoying this sidetracking and will be indulging this passion a bit more, I have started a blog to specifically for these 'tangents' - if you are interested, pop over and see me at the Patchwork Dog!
Well, I really enjoyed making this (and a number of others!) - but tomorrow I will be cutting out fabric for some clothes, and will be playing with my new machine! Can't wait!