Tuesday, October 4, 2011

mugrug madness

I LOVE to make mug rugs and I've had a few on my list.  The other day I sat down with my scraps and went to town!  Here they are:
The hexagon mug rug tutorial I got here.  It's my first time doing hexagons and they were fast and fun!  I like my mug rugs to be 6x9 -ish so I did things a little different - not to mention I printed a bunch of hexagons off the computer, I can't find the precut hexies anywhere.  I'm going to have my hubby make some patterns for me on my Silhouette.  It won't be my last hexagon mug rug! I loved it!

The zig zag mug rug tutorial here.  It's the same girl as the hexagon mug rug and I have the fabric and everything ready to go to make the very zigzag quilt she refers to!  I really need to get started on that - it's been waiting for me for ... well, crikey ... three or four years!

The wonky starburtst mug rug tutorial here.  My daughter calls this one Farm in the Rising Sun because it looks like rows of farm food and a rising sun rays.  When she pointed that out I got all kinds of inspired about colors and where to place them.  This tutorial stressed me out.  I am pretty cerebral when it comes to making things look random.  When sponge painting was in my walls were a mess - I had to do them all right handed.  But in the end, the randomness worked out okay and I love this mug rug most of all.  It already has a home (with a polka dotted mug) for my friend who is having surgery.

Now if only it would get cool enough down here to use a mug rug for something warm instead of a smoothie or a slushie ... which just doesn't sound right - slushie mug?  Definitely not!

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