August 2, 2016

Orphan blocks mug rugs

I was going through my kitchen cabinets looking for something last week when I found this cutie. Suddenly, I had another idea of what to do with the orphan blocks I could not turn into quilts - mug rugs!

I began with these two blocks (remember the baby quilt I made for my youngest grandson, Alex, with similar blocks?). Got some batting scraps and backing fabric, pinned them together, chose the Aurifil threads...

... had fun quilting with them, and added binding by machine (quick project, right?). Here are the first four I finished that afternoon:

 I've had this block forever and could not think what to do with it. The fabrics are so romantic. Problem solved!

I have no idea where these tiny blocks came from! Now they going to be used a lot (forgot to switch to the walking foot while quilting so it did not turn out perfect... I used Aurifil monofilament while quilting the last two mug rugs.

And here they are together:
Oh... if I continue this way Christmas will be so easy this year! I have two more mug rugs to show you tomorrow.

I could have just as well turned them into pot holders but I don't like them as I prefer mitts. I have mug rugs all throughout the house, though, and hope the recipients of these will enjoy them as much as I do!

Happy sewing day,

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