Until March I had never made a mug rug. That changed when I took part in a mug rug swap organised by Quilting Gallery. I was very pleased with the finished rugs that were made using designs by Amanda Weatherill from The Patchsmith
So when planning my mug rug for this hop I decided to try another of her patterns. I also wanted to make some mug rugs from fabric I had bought to make my tea cosy.
Unfortunately these aren't completely finished as I still have to bind them, a task I haven't been able to complete due to a flare up of arthritis which has caused my right wrist, elbow and shoulder to swell and be painful. I should be able to start stitching again by the end of the week so these will soon be finished. I have six made to this point, all with different cups on them.
I have also made some using up the left over skull fabric. My son requested these for use in his room.
I love the final mug rug which has already been adopted by dear daughter. I'm sorry about the quality of the photo. I've taken about 10 but it keeps on turning out blurry. I think the effort of holding the camera is causing my arm to shake.
Here is the full schedule of today's participants. Please make sure you go and visit everyone there is sure to be lots of ideas to inspire you.
Did I mention a give away earlier? This month I am celebrating the 1st birthday of starting my blog. If you go here you will find a give away of 3 fat quarters that is open until 11.59 p.m. (GMT) on Saturday 20th April.
Today's give away is this dinosaur fat quarter. They're very cute critters.
If you would like a chance to win please leave a comment on this post
If you follow my blog you may have another chance (leave a second comment)
This give away is open to anyone as I will post internationally. The give away will remain open until 11.59 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday 24th April).
Once you've left your comments hurry away to feast your eyes on all the other mug rugs on display.
I hope you all have a great Tuesday