|Merry Christmas North Pole Mug Rug|
Yay! I have a finish!
This has been a UFO (Unfinished Object) since 2015.
A few of you may recall my *brilliant* plan of trying to design 48 mug rug patterns that could also be incorporated into a quilt.
Had you seen my attempts to bind this little mug rug last night,
you might understand why I am laughing out loud as I type this. (My list of things I am grateful for now includes seam rippers.)
I do have notes and will share a tutorial on how this block was created at a later date.
I love the Merry Christmas fabric on the back.
I found it at JoAnn Fabric.
I think it is Holiday Inspirations Merry Christmas Red Metallic.
I used a false back and "quilted" the mug rug (if one may call it that) with the snowflakes embroidered and beaded on the white) and then covered that with this pretty fabric.
I followed a series of 3 videos shared by Stitches of Love on YouTube to re-learn how to bind a mug rug. You may find them here: part 1, part 2, & part 3. I am not affiliated with their site and all of my errors were due to my lack of experience and not quite seeing how it was done. (I taught myself how NOT to do it first.)
Hand embroidered buttonholes tacked down all of the raw-edge applique. Merry Christmas and the pole for the sign were hand embroidered with stem stitches. And snowflakes were embroidered with fly stitches and/or straight stitches. Mill Hill Petite Glass Seed Beads created a few tiny snowflakes or embellished the larger ones. (The snowflake above is my favorite on the block.)
Last November, I did not share a 1 X-mas Item a Month post. It was a crazy month with no finishes.
I forgot to share this little zipper pouch I made for a blogging friend. (You may find her work at DesertSky Quilting and CQ4Fun.) I was just waiting for her to receive it before sharing it on-line. (November was a rough month and I completely forgot!)
I also forgot about this fabric postcard I finished in December.
(You might remember the Holiday Inspirations Fabric - Susan Winget Peeking Snowmen fabric from the tote bag I shared in December of 2015.)
For the back, I used green fabric.
Here is a question for those of you with more experience mailing fabric postcards: Will a stamp stick to the fabric if you mail the postcard without a clear plastic envelope?
Thank you all for stopping by!
Participating with the 1 Xmas Item a Month blog motivates me to complete Christmas gifts before the rush of the holiday season arrives. I want to thank Narelle for all she does in her workshop!