I finished my blue mug rug! It's going to someone very special - hopefully they don't read this within the next two days!
I made the back with this friend more in mind than the front. I discovered I really like making a mug rugs with a different back and front. Because they are reversible, it's like discovering... a whole new mug rug!
Putting the scrappy pieces on the front together was difficult (without almost sewing my fingers), so next time I think I would make them a little bigger.
I also made a scrappy binding (using those evil little blue scraps!). I'm still getting used to attaching binding, and with a machine, at that, so it's still a little bit sloppy. With more practice, I'll get better. I'm not too worried :)
Pictures of the finished Harry Potter mug rugs, stippling, binding, and all, for an auction in the Harry Potter club at college (they went for $8 each!):
This is for a Gryffindor. You can see the quilting better on the back:
And this is for a Slytherin (that's a potion on the left). All of my own designs/ideas.
Ssssss... My favorite character is Snape. I, however, have been sorted as a Hufflepuff.
Stay tuned for my first bloggy giveaway in the next couple of days!