I tossed around ideas. I wasn't sure what to do.
All I knew is that I wanted to challenge myself to do at least one mini this year!
I have only have done two quilts that are mini ever in my quilting life. Not to include the quilted throw pillows.
Warning: I have never made a "Mug Rug"!
When I bought this card for my husband for Valentine's, I almost didn't want to sign it and put into the envelope...it was too cute!
I loved the heart, the idea of a tree trunk, and the raised embossing on the card. I confiscated it before he knew it!
For my mug rug, I appliqued a heart on some beige fabric. Embroidered "You + Me" in white.
Embroidered the quote in black with a few French Knots.
Took my mini to the sewing machine and used a REALLY heavy weight polyester thread to get the raised effect.
A teeny tiny binding. Only 1/4 of an inch wide on both sides.
And for the backing, I used one of my earlier attempts at using a zig zag for the heart that I just wasn't happy with! I decided to cover the other backing because the heavy weight thread was obnoxious on the back. And it gave it a bit more thickness!
I hope Mr. Boss likes it.
Because I am keeping the card in my studio and he is getting the mug rug for his desk at work.
I need the card for a BIG quilt idea...
because, frankly, I don't think I was very good at the 5 x 5 inch version!
Check out the other entries at Ellison Lane Quilts. I am not even going to pretend that I am actually a competitor. I am not even sure it is considered "modern".
I just enjoyed the challenge!