November 21, 2013

Earth Tones and Ricrac - A New Heart Mug Rug

One of my most-viewed posts in this blog
featuring this heart-shaped mug rug.


I showed that mug rug to my friend Sharon,
and she asked me to make
one for her, using earth tones.




{Here's what happened...}



I pulled out some pretty green and brown prints
from my substantial stash.
I used Modern Meadow from Joel Dewberry,
including several shades of Herringbone prints.




Using a fabulous technique from the Quilty Fun book,
I used 8 different prints to quickly piece together
a patchwork swatch. I backed it with Pellon 987F fusible fleece,
and then quilted it in a crosshatch design.



I really {heart} ricrac...
I chose this milk chocolate brown ricrac
trim to outline the edges.



On the back, I used the focus fabric,
highlighting a beautiful tree.



The little eamylove label shows
I made it just for Sharon.



I think I need to make a Christmas version next.
Now where's my Cherry Christmas bundle?
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12 comments:

  1. I hope this doesn't post a second time! It disappeared!
    I love this combo of fabric you used! She will love it.

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  2. Yummy. It's like chocolate and toffee. I see no earth maybe I'm hungry, lol. Love the back side as well. Looking forward the cherry christmas version.

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  3. So pretty! I agree...you should make one using your Cherry Christmas bundle. :) Can't wait to see it!!

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  4. They are pretty nice and sure she will like it!

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  5. It turned out gorgeously! Love those little blocks!

    Susie

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  6. It's beautiful !! I like it !!
    Marie Fran├žoise
    (south of France)

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  7. It's just gorgeous Amy, that beautiful pattern is on my to do list :)

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  8. What's not to {heart} the fabric and the patterns are fabulous! (Especially partial to the peek-a-boo Rick Rack! (how do you spell that anyway?)

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  9. That's so cute-- no wonder it's so popular! I want to try that and sew with ric rac-- something I haven't done yet!

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  10. Wow! The back is beautiful too, Love the earth colours and the quilting.

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  11. This is one of my favorite projects of yours!!

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