Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mug rugs detour


Just when some of you commented how well organized I am, things got out of control. Two weeks without sign of creating. Oh well, that's life. We all have one.

Let's talk about my detour. As others I want to use as much of my stash this year as possible. I made those woven hearts last year and they just waited for the right project. I knew the time has come while reading Amanda's post.


I just needed some quick easy project. You can find tutorial for those here.
At first I played with decorative stitch.


I also played with some organic lines. Those are not straight for sure.


I used some batting scraps and the backing are also scraps. Binding is leftover from my previous quilts. I don't really measure when I have enough fabric. I really like this dots and stripes combo.


As I would like to keep that organized image I'm also working on my Q4 list projects. Paper piecing is the thing for next week. See those scraps I created while making the first wreath. I just have to use them for another one.


Linking up with:

Quilting is more fun than Housework  


22 comments:

  1. The combination of hearts, dots, and stripes works really well in these mug rugs, Vera! I love the woven heart look - it makes me feel all sappy and sentimental and think of my wonderful husband and partner. :)

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  2. The quilting with the lines with hearts is really cute!

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  3. Organic lines are better than straight lines ;) and omg, that heart quilting! Love! Sometimes you just need a small project.

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  4. Adorable mug rugs! I love the similarity yet unique-ness (is that a word?!) of each one. That backing fabric is adorable too-looks like they are wearing Cat in the Hat hats! "out of control" and "detour" oh, I hear you sista!

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  5. Sweet mug rugs - I like the organic matchstick quilting - it's fun to do, and you're not supposed to stress that it's not ramrod straight :D I have a bad tendency to go really off kilter, so I draw (with a Frixion pen) a line to follow for the first row of stitching, then I wing it - I rarely go way out of whack that way :D

    I'm working on a paper pieced block now too - a flamingo. I forgot how much darn fabric gets wasted with acute angles - it's killing me, LOL. I have 2 more sub-sections to finish then I can put her together - she's going to be the focal point of a tote bag ... eventually ;)

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  6. Love this mug rug. It reminds me of the woven hearts you made last year. What a great way to destash. This is what happens when you do what you feel like rather than what you plan - when you follow your heart!

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  7. you still look pretty organised to me! I loved the little robin peeking out in the photo

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  8. Almost Instant Gratifacation !!
    Creativity on the loose ! ! !

    Hugs 'n Smiles

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  9. These are adorable! Thanks for the instructions and links! I might have to whip up a little V-day something now!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Your version turned out really well ;)

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  10. Great mug rugs! The fabrics you picked and the quilting go so well together. Would never have guessed they were all scraps!

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  11. These are super cute, Vera. I need to remember to use the decorative stitches sometimes. They really add a nice touch.

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  12. Oh Vera! Seeing what cute projects you make almost always has me running for the scrap bin! And the quilting with the hearts - that is adorable!

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  13. They are really lovely - perfect for Valentines - love the heart stitches, a nice touch!

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  14. I adore the decorative stitches with your cute mug rugs!! Im right with you on being a huge fan of stripes with polka dots. XX!

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  15. what a lovely small project. And your remind me I should use my decorative stitches more!

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  16. Vera, your woven hearts are so pretty and the stitching you did really adds to the overall effect! Cute backing fabric too.

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  17. I love the weaving on those hearts. Yay for small projects when the larger ones just become a bit overwhelming!

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  18. These are adorable! I really love that backing with the little gnomey elfkins.The heart stitching is a great addition, too.

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  19. These are adorable! I love the little hearts you quilted!

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  20. I really must try matchstick quilting on something. It looks so very effective!

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  21. Oh Vera! These are adorable!! I'm off to checkout the tutorial. V:)

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