Now, that title is a mouthful! I was first introduced to the Modern Quilt Guild when Terri, Jen and Meg started the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild in January. One of the projects shared at that meeting was something called a mug rug. The original idea came from a small quilt that can be used as a rug for a beverage and a snack. My first thought was, “Why?” Terri mentioned that it’s a great way to try a new technique, and you don’t have to commit to making a large quilt. It’s also a project that you can finish in a day, so it’s a good thing to do when you are short on time. As I started looking on the internet for mug rugs, I found that I was intrigued by them! Not only can they be used as coasters, they can be used as mouse pads or coffee table toppers!
During one of our BMQG meetings, we made paper pieced hexies. Orange is my least favorite color, so I challenged myself to use a lot of orange in a project. Now that my mug rug is finished, I’m kind of liking orange! Whoda thunk it? I was going to use this mug rug for a swap that we have coming up in June, but I’ve decided to keep it. I’ll make another one for the swap!