Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mug Rug Swaps

So, have you been bitten by the mug rug bug yet? Since I first posted about mug rugs a few months back, I am now able to type out the full name without giggling like a grade schooler. I've also participated in a few mug rug swaps that I heard about over on Twitter.

First, I joined the Mug Rug Madness swap where I received this adorable little mat from Alissa (alissadumont). So simple in its design, yet so effective with its color combination, its adorable prints, and its white binding -- seriously, I would NEVER think to do that!

Mug Rug Madness Swap - Received!

And Alissa really spoiled me with all of the goodies that she included with the mug rug. I haven't participated in an all-out swap like this in a while, so it was fun to both send and receive a package filled with fun extras.

Mug Rug Madness Swap - Received!

Then, Jacqueline (who blogs at Handmade with Love) started a Muggy Ruggy Swap on her blog and I couldn't help but jump in. I was extremely lucky to receive this beauty from Hilde Klatt, who blogs at Ildicolor. Hilde is a new-to-me quilter, and her work is just amazing.

#talknt Mug Rug Swap | Received!

Even more amazing was the thoughtful package she sent that included some extra special gifts. See those cute little mouse ribbons? Hilde sent one for each of my children!

#talknt Mug Rug Swap Package

Oh, and I guess I should show what I sent in return. Here are my two mug rugs, both variations on the same pattern.

Mug Rug Tutorial

For the Muggy Ruggy Swap, I sent this guy to the swap organizer herself, Jacqueline. I used one of my favorite new lines, From Little Things by Sarah Fielke, and featured some of Sarah's little partridges up top. It's kind of long for a mug rug, I guess ... though I prefer to think of it as just some more room for cookies.

Mug Rug Tutorial

And here's the one I sent to Amy (needled.fig) for the Mug Rug Madness Swap. I made this one from Jessica Levitt's fantastic new line, Kingdom.

Ziggity Mug Rug Tutorial

And the pattern? I called it the Ziggity Mug Rug and wrote it up for a little guest post over on the Sew Mama Sew blog. If you make a Ziggity Mug Rug, I'd love to see it!

42 comments:

  1. really really creative. love the fabric choices. who makes the spool fabric in the red, white aqua mugrug.

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  2. Love the mug rugs. Like the little ball chasing dogs viewed through the sewing room windows. Hilde's reminds me of summer and fresh pineapple and oranges eaten under the gum trees at the swimming hole. Your Ziggity's are garden ones - orange for the day with opened flowers and partridges and blue/green for the evening with closed buds and stars as the zigzag pattern looks like a picket fence. I keep 'seeing' a cat on the blue/green picket fence :).
    Lol, all quilters are artists but we do our 'masterpieces' in fabric not paint!

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  3. Hey there, off to make a ziggity mug rug, and will pop pics up on Flickr when I'm done...if my computer/ISP complies that is! Hugs Naomi

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  4. I love making and receiving mug rugs. Such a quick and easy project to make.

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  5. These are all beautiful! I love the spool fabric in the first picture. Very cute. Do you happen to know the designer?

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  6. Ziggity MR is funky! Love it! Don't MRs make the best presents! Jxo

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  7. Wow! You got some great stuff. Love the one with the white binding. Your's are awesome too. Mug Rug Swaps are so fun!

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  8. Now all you need is the cookies.

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  9. I love mug rugs but for some reason I cant stand doing the binding on them! ps - i love how you used Kingdom.

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  10. These are great! I plan on trying one when I have time. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. You've turned me into a mug rug addict! Made 2 sets this week- string pieced, and wonky log cabin- for a church raffle, and a birthday gift. They're a hit!

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  13. I ADORE them all. So gorgeous.

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  14. I love these designs. I need to rethink a couple of my projects now. And it's great to see guys quilting!

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  15. Although I haven't MADE one I did WIN one in a giveaway. I totally adore and admit when I first heard about them I was like pfffffttt whaaadeva.. but I use it all the time.

    Madness. Genius madness.

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  16. I just gave a shout-out to your blog on the "Pay it Forward" meme. My post is here: http://www.careyfamily.org/adventures-in-quilting/ Thanks for all you do.

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  17. The mug rugs are great! I'm really looking forward to the Kingdom line of fabric!

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  18. So, somehow...I just now found this blog...AND I'm in love!!! Can you come over here and teach my husband to sew...for that matter ME! Your very talented! These little mug rugs are adorable! Gonna have to try a few of these out myself! Thanks for bloggin'!

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