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Easter Cross Mug Rug »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Holiday, Traditional, Classic, Mod, Casual
What was your inspiration?
A charm pack of Birds and Berries by Moda that I received for Christmas. The colours are such that I just couldn't resist putting them together as a small reminder of the springtime to come.
What are you most proud of?
The speed with which this mug rug goes together. The scrappy border is made very quickly - no fiddly squares. It is also very versatile and doesn't have to be in spring colours - all colourways would work really well with this pattern.
It would make a great Easter mug rug or a baptism/confirmation reminder - in fact this mug rug is suitable for all occasions and all year.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do not worry about any seam matching - it will all work out just fine.
I used a stem stitch for the vine but a simple straight stitch would work well - or if you are really confident with free-style embroidery you could use your machine to add the detail.
I also quilted very close to the edge of the cross which made it stand proud - giving it a 3D effect - just love it.