Friday, July 12, 2013

Teatime mug rug

As a little break from bigger projects, I whipped up this mug rug.
I paper-pieced the teacup from this free pattern at Piece by Number.  The pattern includes 4 variations; this one is Teacup #2.  I had originally made the block back in October when I did a paper-piecing demo at the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild.  I had planned to use 4 blocks and make a table runner or wall quilt, but the idea of a mug on a mug rug just seemed too perfect. Plus, this block was already done!
The quilting is a fun combination of Pebbling and Swirling Water.

And I added some steam coming from the cup.
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  1. Hello Angela,

    That is lovely, a steaming hot cup of tea, and fabulous quilting!


  2. I loved your quilting, very nice design, the texture is beautiful.

  3. Your quilting really complements the teacup. Nice job!

  4. I love the swirling water! Works perfectly in your project!

  5. I really want to try your combination of swirling water and pearls. It is lovely, and I love the randomness of the pearls.

  6. Lovely lovely lovely! At what time are you serving tea? I may want to drop by! ;-)

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  7. What a great idea to insert a single block into a whole cloth background. It gave you plenty of room to let your impeccable quilting shine, while adding a bit of color and whimsy to the piece.

  8. The steam from the tea cup is inspired - great idea!

  9. A really, really beautiful quilting!!! Congratulations!

  10. Really good job with the quilting!