Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My first mug rug, and WIP Wed.

Not only have I been admiring the fabric postcards in "blog land", but these cute "mug rugs" have also captured my interest.  I started this one a few months ago, but finally got around to binding it last night!  Yea!!  I love it, and it's new home is right beside our main computer!  These little quilting projects are SO satisfying.... a perfect way to procrastinate!

But I have some quilting deadlines, coming up, so I've spent today making binding and ironing up the 2 backs I have ready for 2 quilts.  I'm hoping to get the Supernova Quilt and the Japanese Quilt all pin basted today, and the binding all done on my "Native", or Monochromatic Quilt done.  Wish me luck!

I'm also linking up with Freshly Pieced blog for WIP Wed.  Come join us!!

7 comments:

Marsha S said...

I just for the first time cut strips to make my own binding. I found it very time consuming, but it beats paying the price fro binding.
Generally I've started using the backing as the binding using the wrap around method. This works well for me too, but just not what I would do on my current quilt.

Amy said...

I love the mug rug.I have tried the wrap around backing/binding technique, I like it for baby quilts since they are drug around when they get older.

Mary Jo said...

Love the mug rug! I just became a new follower, maybe you can come by and be my 40th follower!!

~Carla~ said...

Great mug rug!! I love making them! They're so much fun! :)

Debbie said...

Great 1st mug rug! They've caught my eye too, & I can't wait to make one! Love your supernova, too, & its backing!

Katie B. said...

Oof, you're in the hard work phase of quilting. Any time I baste a quilt I think, "Surely this counts as exercise..."

Lee said...

Cute little mug rug! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )