You can make all the mugs with the same fabric, or mix it up and make each mug a different color. My mugs are all red but I used different fabrics for each one. In November, instead of a block, I will be giving you some embellishment ideas to sew, add or applique onto your quilt. So keep that in mind as you work on your mugs. I have also given you two 'steam' designs, you can choose to use one or both. It's up to you. I have used both. I have also decided to make the background scrappy using several blue fabrics of the same hue. I must confess, when I first started this, I bought two different blues thinking I would use a light and dark. I have decided for mine, to use only dark snowy fabrics. Well, here's the dilemma.... I don't have enough.... so I scramble to stretch what I have originally bought with fabrics from my stash. The up side, I love the results I have so far.
The 'Toasty Mugs' pattern can be found on Craftsy. The pattern is free for the month of July 2014. If you missed Chilly Silly Snowmen, Cozy Cabin or Big Tree, Sparkling Stars, Fir Tree or Northern Hockey Skates, it's not too late to get the patterns. They can be found for a small fee on Etsy and Craftsy.
|I have decided to make my block scrappy using fabric that|
I have set aside for this quilt from my stash.
|Sewing corner to corner to form my triangle blocks...|
|Following the block layout for Toasty Mugs|
I have one of the blocks laid out all ready to sew...
|Sewing the block together using 1/4" seam.|
|Tracing the steam for the mugs...|
|Cutting out the mug handles...|
|Using dark brown thread I machine applique a buttonhole stitch|
along the edge of the steam.
|Block layout so far!|
|Tami won a $20 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop!|