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.
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