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10 May 2017

QUILTING: Orange Slice Mug Rug

Have you visited the Fortworth Fabric Studio Blog lately? If you haven’t, you must stop on over there very soon. Lindsey creates and shares so many wonderful tutorials regularly.

I’m a part of a FB craft group. It began many years ago on a forum, in the days before Facebook, and now most of us are in this group and it’s a lovely place for everyone to catch up on the latest creations. One of the members organised a little swap for those of us who were interested. Me, being a bit of a sucker for a swap, joined in. We were to make the Orange Slice Mug Rug, created by Lindsey Weight, for our partners.

I decided to have a little go at making a Liberty version of the Orange Slice Mug Rug. The pattern is easy to follow and can honestly be made up with any fabrics you like… including Liberty.





I machine appliqued the “slices” and then after sandwiching the layers, I added a little hand quilting around the pieces and around the edge beside the binding.







I then made the mug rug for my partner in her desired citrus colours. Are “slices” are a couple of prints from the Modern Mini’s range by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

To make this mug rug, I sandwiched the layers (including 2 layers of batting) and quilted with a wavy stitch which is a standard on my machine. I then positioned, fused and appliqued the “slices” onto the quilted fabric. I do like that the slices aren’t quilted and really “pop”.






This is the mug rug (below) which I received from my partner. It’s already got a new home under my oil burner. 

Just going off topic a little, how good are Yankee Candle wax melts?!?!?! The one I have in there at the moment is called Apple Spice and it smells absolutely delicious. Every so often, I get a little waft of that lovely scent and it makes me just so very happy.






When tracing up the “slices” to my fusible paper, I’d prepared a few extras and decided to make some smaller coasters with them. Two “slices" together make a sweet heart shape.





I’ve since joined another swap - this one is to make a patchwork zippy pouch. My partner loves little florals (just like me) so I’ll be dipping into my stash of Japanese Lawn fabrics.


Have you joined a crafty swap recently?


6 comments:

  1. Oh my, what sweet eye candy, Anorina! Each of these projects are gorgeous and sewn by creative souls. The last swap I joined was a Rail Fence block swap and I plan on making a lovely table runner with mine. Now I need to look up this pattern. I love this!

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  2. Hi Anorina ,wow love these,such pretty fabrics used and such a fun swap xx

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  3. I love your orange slice mug rug... even went to Fort Worth and liked them and found the template and printed it off so I can try my hand at one! Thanks for the heads up on them too :) I really enjoy your blog and loved the coaster you made with only 2 of them as well... have a blessed rest of your week! Kathi P. S. I rarely do crafty swaps... but I love making for others!

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  4. Funny you should ask about swaps we've joined ... I've been taking a break after the year-long birthday swap we both did last year plus an annual Christmas swap ... then just 5 minutes ago I signed up for a Christmas in July swap. Your projects are gorgeous, Anorina - I particularly like your little heart.

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  5. Funny you should ask about swaps we've joined ... I've been taking a break after the year-long birthday swap we both did last year plus an annual Christmas swap ... then just 5 minutes ago I signed up for a Christmas in July swap. Your projects are gorgeous, Anorina - I particularly like your little heart.

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  6. I love love love how your mug rug turned out! Those liberty fabrics are so lovely! Thank you for all your sweet comments! ❤️❤️❤️

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