Saturday, May 12, 2012

Circles Mug Rug

Last night I finished the binding on my second Circles mug rug, and the sun came out for some pictures this morning. I'd almost forgot what the sun looked like!


It feels like I haven't been finishing too many quilting projects here lately, so it feels really nice to have a ta-dah moment!



The circles are appliqued on, and I used a variegated perle cotton to hand quilt it. I still am in love with Rachel's pattern for this. This is the most fun to hand quilt and following the shapes of the interlocking circles makes it interesting to work on. The fabrics are a mix of scraps from my stash plus a tiny bit of FMF, and the binding is a Hope Valley print.




I got a little picture of my new label in action for you too. These are double sided.  I'm really happy with how they turned out, I got them here.



The mug rug is a present for one of  my best friends, so I'm hoping I get to meet up with her soon to give it to her.

Hope you're having a good weekend! I have a great giveaway on Monday, so don't forget to pop in to visit then.

27 comments:

Colleen said...

Love the mug rug! You used some of my favorite fabrics and definitely my favorite kind of stitching!

Jennie P. said...

I've been thinking of getting labels like these instead of sewing labels onto my quilts. I just didn't know where to find them. Thanks for the link! Which size were the ones you have and were they easy to sew into the seam?

Rachel said...

It's beautiful Sarah!! Thanks again for the mention. I love your labels too, very cute!
R x

Sarah said...

Its really gorgeous :-)

susan said...

It's absolutely lovely!

Svetlana said...

Oh, my!!!! what a beauty! Love all the gorgeous hand stitching.

Karen said...

I love the circles. Great labels. Beautiful quilting.

Leanne said...

This is beautiful!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a beauty!

Heidi Staples said...

So darling...I love this pattern!

Katy Cameron said...

Cute mug rug, and love the labels too :o)

Catherine said...

it looks fantastic! I keep meaning to try this tutorial. Love your labels

Cindy said...

It's beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! I'll meet you any time to pick it up :)

Nicky said...

Lucky, lucky friend!

Millie said...

It's so beautiful! I have been admiring your progress on Flickr.
Thanks for the label link!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the pink and grey, love the circles, love the stitching! Love it!!!

Cherie said...

That's a gorgeous mug rug! The colours are so perfect together =D

The Sunflower Patch said...

Oooh,pretty! Love the grey and pink combo,is the grey cotton or linen? Such beautiful hand stitching too :) Thanks for the link also.

Elisa said...

Hey Sarah! I'm so glad you were able to use my blog header tutorial. I love your blog header! Glad you left a comment so I could find your blog because I love it!! I don't have too much time to quilt..but I want to make a t-shirt quilt this year. Seems like with my little people, I don't have time to sit at the machine, but I should just quilt by hand the old fashioned way!

felicity said...

Very, very pretty, Sarah!

Kirsten N said...

The mug rug is beautiful Sarah and I love your labels!

Kiera Vanella said...

Love it! Your hand quilting is beautiful!

tusen said...

So lovely! The stitching is so great, I love the interlocking circles.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Labels are looking fab Sarah, so is the new header and of course the mug rug too!

Cathy said...

I'm a huge circles fan! ♥♥♥

Kelli said...

Absolutely in love with this one, just like the last one! And I'm checking out the labels now because I've been wanting to get some and these look just like what I wanted. :)

Beth said...

Love this! You have inspired me to try some variegated thread for my next hand stitching projects. I've been meaning to get some but seeing this cuteness has me going to order some after I finish this comment.