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Coffee anyone? Grab a mug rug!

Red hand stitched and quilted hexagon coaster/mug rug. © Stephanie Boon, Dawn Chorus Studio, 2013

Steaming hot!

Today, the bank holiday, has been a complete washout. It’s poured with rain all day.  If rain stopped play where you live you too, you might well need a cup of coffee… I’ll put the kettle on!  You can have one of my favourite mugs.

Red hand stitched and quilted hexagon coaster/mug rug. © Stephanie Boon, Dawn Chorus Studio, 2013

1 finished, three to go!

It’s just a little something I started to whip up this weekend. 4 hand stitched coasters for my bedroom (it’s ok, I’m not trying to entice you in there, you can have your coffee in the kitchen!).

I’m really feeling the need to practice lately: how small can I make a quilt stitch; how well can I applique those points, oh and you need to practice applique curves too. But I just don’t have the headspace for another big project at the moment (too many already on the go), so I concocted this idea: small samplers made into something useful.  My bedside cabinets are very grateful.

Red hand stitched and quilted hexagon coaster/mug rug. © Stephanie Boon, Dawn Chorus Studio, 2013

Nice clean bedside surfaces from now on

Naturally, they’re made completely from scraps, mostly Kaffe Fassett. I’ve use English Paper Piecing and needle turn applique and I enjoyed making every little stitch. Just got to machine the backs onto the last three and I’ll have a full set. One happy bunny 🙂

What did you get up to this weekend? Whatever it was, I hope it wasn’t wet!!! Enjoy the coffee.

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Needle-turn applique isn’t hard at all Monica – a bit fiddly at times that’s all! I find it really therapeutic, but I do have to remember to wear my glasses nowadays though!!! xx

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