Friday, May 23, 2014

a mini finish

Those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I love my coffee. A lot. And tea, too, for that matter.
For some mysterious reason, I have never made one of the adorable coasters/mug rugs that we see out there. I've admired them, coveted them and still never actually made one. Yesterday, in an attempt to use some of the scraps in my newly organized, scrappily sorted sewing space, I decided to change that.

My Swoon quilt is still on the back burner, but even so, it has generated a nice little bin of mostly "Vintage Modern" scraps, by Bonnie and Camille. These scraps were not allowed to mingle. They are that special.

In between some secret sewing (also scrappy) I stitched up a little mug rug. The original pattern is Spools by Camille of Thimbleblossoms.

This is one of the mini-spools. I also made a micro spool, but that's for another day. I could improve my accuracy in piecing mini blocks since any imperfection is heightened when on such a small scale.

Overall though, I love it with all it's perfect little imperfections. And I really like that it's reversible. I quilted it with an all-over diamond grid. It bumps up the cute factor quite a bit.

I have already put it to use, right next to my sewing machine, my knitting, or anywhere else I happen to be. And, it seems to be the perfect size for a tidy little stack of Oreos too...

Happy Friday!(Have a wonderful weekend!) Linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday, and Needle and Thread Thursday.


  1. I love it, this is very cute. I should do more small projects lire this one.

  2. visiting from crazy mum quilts. What cute wee mug rugs. I love the knitting too.

  3. I love that bag so very much. Was it hard sewing with vinyl? Any tips?