What are you most proud of? I like the way the hood worked out - it is patched and then appliqued as one unit saving time and thread. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The individual blocks from this mug rug would also make great coasters or blocks for a cushion for the nursery. I used the same fabrics for the hood as I used for the patchwork to create a co-ordinated look but using different scraps would look just as good. And if you want to make this mug rug ahead of time, then leave off the name and center the crown in the square (as shown on the 'girl' photo on the pattern page).