I am so excited! Procrastinator that I am--I have actually started AND finished something! Ever since last winter when I started seeing mug rugs on blogs, I have wanted to make one. Perfectionist that I am...it couldn't be just like someone else's. Which means it took months of looking at others creations before I felt confident enough to plunge in and try one. After I discovered that cutting a large string block into 4th only resulted in a smaller string block (and not a mysterious "Disappearing String Block" as I had hoped), I decided to make a small string quilt...then the light bulb moment happened! That's it! I didn't recall seeing this type of mug rug...I would make one with tiny string blocks!
My creation The Spring Chicken Mug Rug
Here is a close up of the stitching. I used one of the fancy stitches from my sewing machine. Notice the binding? Oh right...it has no binding! I quilted close to the edge...then used my wavy edge rotary cutter around the edge; kind of like using pinking shears. I like the look.