Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April Shower's Mug Rug Hop

Welcome to day 7 of the April Shower's Mug Rug Hop.. Thanks to Erin and Mdme Samm for hosting and organizing this fun event. 

There has been so many fun mug rugs. I hope you have been enjoying them!

Here is my mug rugs..


When I signed up for the hop, I knew I wanted to use my Cameo cutting machine in some way.  I choose this cute bird and used the machine to cut it out of some duck cotton that was fused to some double sided Heat and Bond.

For the larger rug,  I fused the bird to the second fabric and did a zig zag around it..I'm not the best sewer so this isn't perfect. Something to practice!


It was  quilted with diagonal lines on the side panels and vertical lines in on the red

I made it long to hold a snack.. or two.. or three.. 


When I cut out the bird, I made sure to place it so that the piece with the cut out could also be used. I placed some fabric behind it cutout and made a quick second coaster.



Mine are quite simple compared to some of the other ladies.. This was my first time making one. It is a fun project that you can make as simple or complicated as you like.

Make sure to drop by the others on the schedule today!



81 comments:

  1. Your mug rug and coaster are wonderful!

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  2. Great birdie mug rugs! Love the fabric. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Simply beautiful! I really love these designs and fabrics. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  4. Yes, your mug rug is simply delightful !

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  5. They are both lovely - the colours are very striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love the birds. :) Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  7. Lovely mug rug and coaster. I love the fabric.

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  8. Your mug rug and coaster are lovely, and those macaroons... yum yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love your mug rug and coaster. It was a clever use of both pieces from the cutout too. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. oh i really love the bird-shape applique, and those macaroons, oh my!! very nice work, loved the red fabric as well!! thanks for sharing!! keep it up!

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  11. Very cute, both of them. I think you did a great job for your first time. You will get lots of use from them.

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  12. Your mug rugs are sew cute. Thanks for sharing and a wonderful work to be your first time.

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  13. Such sweet mug rugs! I love these!

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  14. Really cute mug rugs.....not simple, just darling! Thanks for sharing today!

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  15. Love your mug rugs - thanks for sharing.

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  16. great spring mug rugs...so lovely in fact...well you will see...wink

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  17. Really great; I love the black and red combination.

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  18. They look lovel! This fabric is so sweet together with the birdie!

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  19. My favorite colors and cute birds! Very nice. Well done!

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  20. Love the colors and the bird. Congrats on the top two...well deserved!

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  21. I love the colors, and birds are a personal favorite - awesome job

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  22. I love the sweet little birds. Great colors too!

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  23. Nissa your mug rugs are great. I like the birds and the colors too.

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  24. I think they look perfect :)

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  25. What cute little mug rugs! They really are just perfect for practicing new techniques, aren't they?!

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  26. Very cute. I love the great fabrics that you used.

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  27. Absolutely great mug rugs. I am such a sucker for anything red, black and white. Those colors just call my name.

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  28. Nissa, such lovely mug rugs, you did a fantastic job! I love that you also used the cutout for the second one! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!

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  29. Cute birds! Black and white is such a classic, simple combo. Thanks for a great idea.

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  30. You may think yours is simple, but it is well made. I like it.

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  31. I love black, white & red color combo and this is no exception. Your little bird is so very cute. I think you did a terrific job on your mug rug and coaster.

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  32. Love your birds.
    Thanks for sharing

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  33. Beautiful mug rug! I love the colors and the design. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. I love your bird mug rugs!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  35. cute cute cute....love the color and the little tweety bird!!
    Gmama Jane

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  36. Love black and red!
    Sweet bird:)

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  37. Wonderful fabrics...lovely mug rugs!

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  38. Lovely! I really like your colors!

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  39. How pretty! Simple is not a bad thing. You did a great job!

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  40. love the birds...and black and red combination. nice job

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  41. Lovely work thanks for sharing!

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  42. Love your mug rug! Very classic color combinations. One of my favorites!

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  43. I just love your color choices for these! Amy (above) is right, very classy.

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  44. Adorable... that little bird is just the cutest!

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  45. Those birds are nifty! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Love your ideas and they look perfect to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love your cute little birds and your mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Your mug rug and coaster are so darn cute. Can't go wrong using black, white and red (my favorite color combination).

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  49. They are too neat. The colors are fantastic.

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  50. Very pretty. I love the black, red, and white fabric! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Congratulations on a top spot! Love your colors!

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  52. Love the cute birdies, great job!

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  53. Love your little birdie mug rug..

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  54. Great job! I love that you made a little coaster to match. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. Aww - it's lovely! I like the fabric and the colors. I am a beginner and haven't made a rug yet so I think you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Simple is lovely as yours are. I love birds and the colors/fabrics are wonderful. Thanks.

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  57. Cute little birdies! Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Very sweet. I love the colours and the birds are super cute!

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  59. I think you did a wonderful job with your mug rugs. Love the birds!!

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  60. Love your mug rugs, great fabric choice!

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  61. Great mug rugs and I love those colors.

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  62. Love the job you did. The bird is so sweet and springy.

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  63. Beautiful! I love the little birdy - and I have that same cherry blossom fabric from my DD's quilt :) Love it - you did a fantastic job lady!
    Thanks so much for participating - I hope you had fun :)
    xo

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  64. These are wonderful. Sometimes, I think simple is the best way to go. Wait until you see one of mine on Thursday. It is super simple - so much so that I almost didn't want to post it. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  65. Love these little birdy mug rugs.....simply adorable! I want some! LOL Christine
    - ChrisW Designs

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  66. Terrific mug rugs. I really am impressed that you used the negative to make a 2nd rug! Great idea and awesome way to not waste fabric! They really turned out nice. Love the colors. Congrats on being one of the chosen!

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  67. Very striking and good a great way to learn new things with small projects. I love mug rugs for a fast hostess gift with mug and teas/hot chocolates/coffee or something tucked inside.
    MaryD
    www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

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  68. Nice job! I like the fabrics and colour contrast. And you're clever to use the cutout for your second one!

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  69. Love your mug rugs Nissa! What "tweet" birdies. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Simple but totally cute and a fantastic idea!

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  71. Cute mug rugs! Looks like a fun machine to use!

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  72. Hi Nissa, I'm so behind on my messages I'm trying to catch up! Your mug rugs are beautiful, I like the combination of colors, to my black and red is a winning combination, and the bird applique you've done is beautiful. I enjoy your previous posts, thanks for all the links you have given us.
    Your mug rugs are beautiful, you did a nice job!
    Marisa

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