I can't believe it took me month to bind these two bits. I haven't been much company to any of you lately. I guess I just needed a little break.
Let me tell you some background story for the STAY mug rug. Way back I was inspired by Ruth and this post. I knew I wanted to play with these confetti tiny pieces as well.
At first I ironed those pieces to fusible interfacing. I covered it with sheer fabric and lay piece of fabric on top. Those letters are cut out as you can see it here.
Is it a message or what the heck does the STAY stands for?
I wanted to take a part in New Bloggers blog hop and send out a message to those that are leaving my blog. I know shocking but some followers left and this is a message for them to STAY! I'm kidding but I just wanted to let others know that is perfectly normal that your stats numbers are changing.
Plus the inspiration came from U2 song STAY. I don't have USB slot in my car radio and I'm picking up old CDs I haven't listen to in years. So before you hit that unfollow button remember how Bono sings STAY ... :)
I made the backside during the Selvage along so no wonder selvages are included.
I my second attempt I did not iron those pieces at all. I just lay them down on piece of interfacing covered with sheer fabric and added some zig zag stitch all over. Then I lay the fabric with cut out triangles on top.
You might see the texture in full sun a bit better.
The other side is made out of geese block leftovers. Not sure if to call this a mug rug. Some sort of mini it is I guess. It'll make nice gift to someone. I feel Christmas just behind the corner. Let's link it to Ho, Ho, Ho and on we Sew!
If you are curious about the size. These finished 6x8"and 6.5x8". It is kind of funny that I finished these small scrappy projects prior the original one (quilt and cushions). I just like to play rather than really quilt, lol.