Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrappy mug rug swap

 Mug Rug Swap 4 {Inspiration}

This month I get to be part of round four of the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap. Above is the mosaic I made of the things that I'm finding inspiring right now. 

I'm pretty excited about doing this because I really like making small things. They are fun to work on, quick, and it gives me the chance to experiment with some techniques I've been itching to try but didn't want to commit to a large project. First up on the experiment list: cathedral windows.

Mug rug beginning?

I've been curious to try these because they're so...weird. I mean making them is nothing like regular quilting to me, it's like some kind of tortuous origami with fabric. I love the end result, but after making only six tiny squares I can't imagine why anyone would EVER want to make an entire quilt out of these. 

Next up on my list: reverse applique.


Rachel Hauser said...

Oh dear, that's a pretty bad review for cathedrals. Never tried them myself. I hope reverse applique treats you better. It's one of my favs.

Jenn Grigoryev said...

Well, they weren't that bad to sew. But all the ironing..jeesh. It's ridiculous. I burned all my fingers within ten minutes.

Sonia said...

Ilove these. But they look extremely tedious/tedius? and I don't have the patience.