Right. Neutrals. Not my usual palette is it. However, I had some scraps from the iQuilt, and stitched a few neutral-ish pieces together. They looked rather dull, so I made a cut in each of them and inserted a strip of brown to create a tree trunk.
I quilted horizontal lines, free motion stitched branches and bark, and added a neutral binding. Almost done, it begged for some colour, so I made little dots with Promarkers all over the brances.
They didn’t really show much, so I drew circles around them to make them pop; first one round, then another. You can see the difference between one and two rounds, one round on the bottom mugrug.
Still rather neutral, I’d say, but a bit more fun.
The first time I made mugrugs was back in 2007 when a fellow guild member requested small quilts which she could sell with old mugs at a market. She was raising money for an orphanage, so I was happy to dig into my scrap boxes. I apologise for the quality of the pictures, it was 2007 after all.
There were flowers
and a summer scene
and a winter scene
and a cat
and happy scrappy ones
and of course, a mug.
It was so much fun, I should make more mugrugs more often indeed!
I am curious; what is your go-to-hostess gift?