This Dear Santa Mug Rug was finished a couple of weeks ago and I thought I would tell you a bit more about it. It will be perfect for holding letters to Santa when the little ones are old enough to write them and was made of scraps from my second ever quilt. Which was a holiday log cabin I did in an intro to quilting class at my local shop. I’ve only been hoarding my scraps for about a year and a half now so these were a great rediscovery; kept, I’m sure, with thoughts of backing holiday ornaments. If you look closely you can even see where I pieced the white background. There wasn’t any time in the schedule for a trip to the fabric store so I worked and reworked the idea to fit what I had. It’s a smidge smaller than the pattern calls for so that the background and backing scraps would suffice. I was playing a FMQ on my home machine and I’ve only tried that twice, so the quilting is pretty ugly, but I have to practice somewhere and time is precious. I’m counting on those future letters to cover it up.
I’d like to make another in blues and silvers with pine bough embroidery as I found a great silver Santa Plate at a local antique store, which has polished up nicely. Thank you spray varnish for making it so I only have to do that once.
The silver/blue/white might go better with the plate, but my decorations (not that I have many) are mostly red/green/white with gold accents. The mug rug and plate would only be out for Santa’s cookies and carrots for the reindeer. What do you think? Should I make another or stick to this one?
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