October 30, 2013

Comfort and Joy Mug Rug

I really glad  relieved that I've been sewing
for Christmas all year long!
Already, I'm noticing that I've
got less and less time
available for holiday stitching.

I was asked to make up some reversible mug rugs,
celebrating the four seasons,
so I started with Winter and Autumn.

{Here's my Christmas-y Winter mug rug for October's Christmas-y project.}

I didn't use a pattern this time...
rather I let my Winter's Lane fabric bundle speak to me,
and this mug rug kind of just happened!

I began with one of the "Christmas cards" 
from the Winter's Lane fabric panel.

I love the way this image expresses 
a favorite holiday sentiment, but can be used all winter long.
Cheery colors...a sweet font...even some snowflakes!

For the side panel, where the mug sits,
I made 3 background squares,
then fused a brilliant poinsettia flower to each block.
This is my favorite part!

A bit of sashing tied it all together.
I just trimmed the mug rug to size,
making it exactly the same size as the reverse,
which was the Autumn Ticker Tape featured in my last post.

The hardest part was choosing a binding fabric
that would set off both sides of this mug rug.
for Machine Binding, and I was done in a flash!

{My new iron made it a breeze!  Do yourself a favor, and use a decent iron.}

Here's another view of the finished Winter mug rug.

Now this little holiday mug rug is all set
for cups and cups of Christmas cheer, all winter long.

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  1. These are wonderful mug rugs! Excellent job.

  2. Love this one too - really love your fabric choices. And the design is elegant and stunning. Nice work Amy.

  3. Both sides are really nice! Do you have two layers of batting, because your quilting doesn't show on the reverse?

  4. A reversibile mug rug with seasons? What a brilliant idea. I love both, the colours of the Autumn side and your Winter side too. I didn't know the fabric you've used for Winter, you've used it beautifully.

  5. Both sides are gorgeous! Great job, Amy. Ho, Ho, Ho! Did you know? Only 55 days to go!

  6. The autumn and the winter mug rugs are beautiful. I love that they are reversible. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love the wintry motif! Is that satin stitching on the poinsettias? Really nice touch. I really like the sentiment of the card very personal for every sip you take and set your mug down. Warm indeed!

  8. I love this mug rug! The ticker tape was cute, but this is my fav.

  9. I just bought two panels of the same Winter's Lane fabric and had this exact thing in mind! Yours are divine! I hope mine turn out half as good.

  10. Oh Amy, I love this. It is so sweet. Great fabric choice.

  11. Very nice Amy! I would have hard time to choose which side to use :-)

  12. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!! I am so in love with this, Amy!!! Gorgeous work!!!!!!

  13. You know what? I like this winter side very much too! It's romantic and nice. Your machine binding tutorial is very good.

  14. Beautiful mug rugs, I just bought some fat quarters of this fabric line last month. I have plans to make a table runner with it.

  15. Perfect fabric choices for Winter!! It is so elegant.


  16. FABULOUS!! Gorgeous fabrics and super design work! Love it!!

  17. I think that is just awesome !!! Beautiful job !

  18. What a beautiful mug rug and the fabric and the message is so dear!

  19. It's beautiful Amy, the feature fabric is gorgeous!

  20. Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I have just been swamped. I'm just perusing your blog to catch up. I really love this. It's so beautiful! You are really talented! I'm going to finish a pillow tomorrow, so I wanted to check out your zipper tutorial. I got sidetracked with all your beautiful projects. :-)


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