Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mug Rug Blog Hop






Happy Thursday all, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!! I'm sure you are stopping by to see my contribution to the the Mug Rug Blog Hop.  Today is the last day and I can say there have been some super cute rugs shown.  This is my first quilting blog hop, I've done several with digital scrapbooking, but this one really made me nervous.  I shouldn't have been nervous because our wonder leader Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and our cheerleader Erin at Sew At Home Mummy have really made this easy.  But what makes me nervous is all the wonderful rugs I've seen on the previous days.  

I started quilting in 2007, but stopped when I got laid off and just recently started again.  I thought a mug rug would be a great way to get a project finished.  But then I had to decide on what I wanted to do.  And let me tell you that took a lot of time. Here in Texas April means flowers, March rains bring the April flowers. The spring season is very short. So I wanted to do a flower but all I was finding for patterns were applique and I don't really like that method.  I finally found a tulip that was cute and the only applique was the stem.  So then picking colors, piecing and the real test would be quilting it.  It pieced together very quickly, but I don't really quilt on my machine.  I've rented a long arm quilter and am saving for one, so I do more piecing than quilting.

I finally made myself sit down and quilt it.  Nothing fancy, just straight lines, but it was so much fun.  I love piecing, but there is just something wonderful about the quilting process.  I soothes my soul.  After quilting it I had to bind it.  Another process I don't love, but it was small so it went pretty fast.

So are you ready to see my rug.


It is not anything fancy, but it works for me.  I'm glad I completed it.  It also was fun to do something different.  I've not done many half square triangles, but I think there will be many more in my future.  I drink my coffee out of an ugly silver coffee cup that is great for keeping it warm, but not so pretty for photos.  So I decided to show off my Tucker mug. Tucker is my fur baby and my sister gave me a mug with his photo on it several years ago.  And of course I had to add a little snack and who can resist chocolate even if it is Easter leftovers.



I have to say this was such fun that I'm sure I will be joining more hops in the future. I hope you enjoyed seeing my mug rug and make sure you check out all the others from today and the last week and a half.  There have been some really awesome ones!!!!   Here is the list of my fellow hoppers for today.


I'm always glad to hear from my fellow blogger, so feel free to leave a comment.  If you want to follow me with BlogLovin' feel free to do so. And I hope each of you has a wonderful day!!!!!


66 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern and design for a mug rug - good for you in joining in on a hop and you did wonderfully. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. Love your pieced mug rug! Thank you for joining the hop and hope to see you again.

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  3. This is beautiful and you did a great job. I hope you have had fun and decide to join more hops. :-)

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  4. Love your pretty pieced tulip! It is a lovely piece!

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  5. Its very nice - sewing is very soothing isn't it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Looks great! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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  7. It is a lovely bright colored mug rug. Well done.

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  8. You have made a very lovely mug rug. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Love it, especially the red and white squares down the sides! Nice job.

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  10. Really nice and neat work, thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a lovely pattern.
    Thans for sharing
    Frederika

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  12. I think it's great; nicely constructed!

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  13. It is a very pretty mug rug...I love the vibrant color

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  14. Nice job - thank you for sharing.

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  15. Welcome back to quilting. Love your mug rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Lovely flower you chose! The red and white is classic with just the right pop with your choice of green fabric. I used to be the same way about applique but still avoid needle turn like the plague, LOL.

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  17. What a great mug rug. Thank you for shareing it with us.

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  18. Ahhhh she is perfect....you only can use 1 mug rug at a time...and she is perfect

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  19. My favorite morning welcome! Chocolate and a cup of hot goodness [tea for me]! :) Your mug rug is quite inviting, thanks for sharing!! Beulah

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  20. You did a wonderful job on piecing that pretty springy tulip !

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  21. Love your carolina lily block - adorable.

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  22. Great mug rug!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  23. This is a wonderful, spring mug rug! Glad you tried some new things....mug rugs are so wonderful for experimenting and trying things for the first time since they are so small. Thanks for sharing today!

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  24. Pretty mug mug. You did a great job.

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  25. I'm so glad you decided to join us for this hop. Your mug rug is lovely! I know you'll enjoy it for a long time!!!

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  26. Love your rug with the little m &m 's on it!!

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  27. Beautiful mug rug, Shauna. I love the pattern you chose and the fabrics. Great job! Thank you for sharing today.

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  28. You did a wonderful job on your mug rug--including the quilting! Congratulations on participating in your first hop!

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  29. Shauna, you made an awesome mug rug, thank you for sharing!

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  30. The mug rug is so nice. It looks so crisp and clean in those colors. The M&Ms look pretty good too! Nice job.

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  31. Your mug rug is pretty, and unique too!

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  32. Very pretty mug rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Great mug rug and your post makes me crave some chocolate this morning.

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  34. you did a wonderful job on your project. Looks great. Oh by the way Tucker is just to stinkin' cute.

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  35. this is such a lovely mug rug!! i really liked the use of half square triangles!!! thank your for sharing!!!

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  36. I am a Texas gal too:)
    The bluebonnets are just beautiful, not as good as last year but at least we got some:) We def need more rain!!! I am in Copperas Cove... right next to Ft Hood:)
    Love your mug rug!

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  37. Your mug rug is gorgeous! You did a great job! Congrats for participating in your first blog hop! Thanks for inpsiring us!

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  38. Very pretty mug rug. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  39. Classic color combination! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Very nice mug rug. It`s great. Your mug is also quite special!

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  41. Very nice! I have Tucker the Cat at my house... he says Hello to your Tucker...

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  42. Your mug rug is awesome. I love the color combination. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  43. Lovely design. You did a wonderful job with it. It's beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Love your pieced mug rug. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. YUM! nice rug, I love a little chocolate myself. M&M's are a favorite, although I have a fondness for Dove, Lindt,... hehe

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  46. Great job! I love the red and white and tulips are a favorite with me. Keep on quilting - you did an excellent job and your binding looks perfect.

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  47. Very pretty flower! I am glad you joined in. I hope you have a chance to do a lot more quilting. It is fun!

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  48. Lovely job piecing your mug rug. I love the pattern and the colors! Thanks for sharing--see you in future hops!

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  49. I hope to see more of your creations in future hops, I love tulips they remind me of Spring too.

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  50. Lovely! I love your colors, thanks for sharing.

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous! And now I want chocolate...
    thank you so much for participating in the hop with us - I really hope you had fun!

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  52. What beautiful colours you have used for your mug rug. It is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Welcome back to quilting! Really like that tulip. Thanks for sharing with us; you did a great job :)

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  54. Nice job! Cute design. Thanks for sharing.

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