Today I thought I would do a tutorial on my 3D flower mug rug. In the past week I have made 6 !
Right hand side : 4 squares of each fabric measuring 2.5" each. Make up your checkerboard and join to the left hand side.
Layer, and quilt as desired. I used a meandering pattern on the checkerboard and in the center square. I filled the border on the left hand side with a continuous feather.
Now for the fun bit - making the flower.
You need 5 circles for the petals and one contrasting for the flower center.
I use just whatever I lay my hands on which in this case was a little glass bowl. It has a diameter of 4" Perfect size for the petals.
Add a piece of wadding to the back and machine stitch ALL the way around. Cut out leaving a very small seam allowance.
Now with a sharp pair of scissors and bieng very careful to only cut one layer of fabric, make an incision and turn right side out. You will need 3 leaves.
Here are some of the other rugs I made earlier.
Thanks for visiting - I'll be back with more quilty stuff soon.
Update : Seen as I finished the last mug rug last night and added it to my post this morning,I am going to link this post to http://tgiffriday.blogspot.com/2011/10/tgiff-party-here-today.html
It's lots of little finishes for me this week.
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