A friend turned 40 the other day (they're dropping like flies) and I wanted to make her a little something for her house. It's been awhile since I made a mug rug but there's a reason I like them they are so easy and a great way to get your creative juices flowing. This is really bigger then a mug rug more like a bar mat to soak up all the bourbon she'll be happily drinking. I started by thinking of her house and colors she would like.
These colors were perfect. This is one of my favorite prints but I'd never used it in a quilt because the print is so big what a better time to try. I pulled some solids sliced some strips up and started sewing.
With improv piecing and chunks of the print it all came together. I like how the bigger print worked out with the solids.
For the quilting I free motioned a little replication of the print which was fun and happily my friend loved how it turned out. Now it's back to Avery's quilt and getting ready for Sisters!