Friday, December 16, 2011

A finish, more mug rugs.....

I did the last 3 rows of quilting, cut and sewed on the binding and then washed and dried this blue jeans, corduroy and flannel quilt.
I use Hobbs 80/20 batting and this roll was a little bit firm so it needed to be washed to soften it.  I buy the batting on the 30 yard roll and there is just one piece 80" x 96" left on it.  I bought a new roll and it is much softer.
There was a larger piece of patchwork made from all of the lighter colors so it was enough for 2 mug rugs.  These are 10 and 1/2" x 8 and 1/2".
This was a good place to use one of the larger Kaffe prints.  I decided to use it for the binding too, mostly because I didn't feel like looking for another coordinating print.
One of my readers suggested slicing off the edge finish that I didn't like on this mug rug and then applying binding.  Why didn't I think of that?  Now it is presentable.  I should have taken a photo of it with it's matching journal cover.  This one is 9 and 1/2" x 6 and 3/4".
And then there were 12.......I think I can stop now.  No, wait, I have 2 more cut waiting for backing choices............

10 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Once you start them they are hard to stop. Quick gratification with a quick finish. The denim and cord quilt looks warm. I am off to get something done. Chris

Maria said...

They seem to be addictive. LOL

Love your demin,cord and fannel quilt.

Jackie said...

Great finish on the quilt! I have a feeling that you won't be stopping with two more mug rugs. They all look fabulous!

karenfae said...

I have heard mug rugs are addictive :)
Karen

sosarahsew said...

Changing the subject here...

I saw yout Christmas Strips and Curves entry at quiltinggallery.com

I usually look at the entries but rarely vote - today I cast my vote for your quilt. Hope others do as well!

Sarah

Vivian said...

O.k., that flannel, corduroy and denim quilt looks like the most comfy quilt ever! What a snuggle pod that will be!

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet that quilt is really warm and comfortable now.

LOVE the mug rugs!!!!

Connie said...

They are addictive aren't they! What a warm quilt that will be!

Sheila said...

Denim quilt turned out great. So cozy. Mug rugs lovely :D

nancyc20 said...

You are SOOOOOOOO inspiring!!!! Off to clean off my ironing board and cut some Kaffees!!!! :o)