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

  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.

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

  4. How fun! Both colors are great.

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

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


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

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

  9. 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?)

  10. 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!

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

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


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