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Night-time Owl Mug Rug

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Traditional, Casual, Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Two Owls Mug Rug

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What materials did you use? Aside from back and wadding largest piece is 9" x 3.5". Most are from my scrap box.

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What are you most proud of? The night-time version is all hand stitched. I love that when I quilted either side of the branch it puffed the branch up a little to make it look rounded. I also love the little bird in the nest.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time when placing the pieces for the applique. I appliqued the owl bodies, flowers and leaves initially (tucking the feet under the bodies). Once these were stitched in place I then appliqued all the little details (wings, beaks, eyes, bird nest, etc). I placed the full-size applique sheet next to the mug rug on the ironing board to make sure I got everything in the right place. You could add all sorts of details - sequins, braid, ribbon. Whatever takes your fancy. Just remember though that a mug will sit on top and you don't want it to be unsteady.

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So cute

07/16/2013 Flag

What a hoot! I love it!

10/14/2013 Flag

just love it

11/02/2013 Flag

Very cute! Perfect for my two owl-loving granddaughters!

01/08/2014 Flag

Very cute

03/30/2015 Flag

Thank you - it is one of my most popular patterns. The owl would also sit very nicely on a coaster if you wanted something a little smaller than a mug rug.

03/30/2015 Flag