What a great weekend we had- beautiful weather. Sat morning I walked a lot; went on a group walk with some neighbors and we met up with Walk with a Doc group and walked some more. Then we walked home! Phew!
I went for a walk this morning so I didn’t lose momentum.
It was glorious.
This past weekend I decided I needed to continue to update my fall decorating. I had this cute witch statue and pumpkin by the front door but the mug mat did not go with them at all!
So I made a new one.
First I drew a picture of what it would look like; then I went to my 1 ½” scrap bin and started looking for fall color scraps.
I ironed, cut, pieced …
Then some quilting with my cute spool of #12 Aurifil thread and another scrap for the binding.
SO much better don’t you think?
And, with this pile of leftovers, I cut them into “my” scrap sizes- a 5″ square, a couple of 3 ½” pieces, a few 2 ½” squares and some 1 ½” strips.
The rest went into the trash (or the pile of scraps for pet bed filling).
Would you like to make one? You don’t even have to use fall fabrics; use whatever you have! I should have taken pictures as I made the first one, but I didn’t. That’s OK- I have LOTS of scraps!
Here is what you need to make a mug mat about 8″ x 10″ (or a mug rug, mini quilt…call it what you like!):
10 pieces of colored fabrics- 1 ½” x 7″ long- cut each piece into 1 rectangle 1 ½” x 5 1/2″ and 1 square 1 ½” x 1 ½”.
Background: 20 squares 1 ½” x 1 ½”
You can use all one fabric or go scrappy. I like mine consistent since the rest of the quilt is scrappy.
Batting and backing: about a 10″ x 12″ piece
Binding: 1 strip 1 ½” x 40″ for single fold binding
Lay out your colors in a pleasing arrangement.
Add in your background pieces. Alternate rows.
All rows: press away from the background squares.
Sew the rows together.
Layer with batting and backing; quilt. Bind. Done.
p.s. If you need instructions on how to do single fold binding, we have a PDF on this page. Enjoy!
p.p.s. Later this week I will show you some more groovy pictures from my walk. Fall is just glorious!