I'm a little late to the mug rug craze, but since today is One Flower Wednesday over at Karen's blog, Journey of a Quilter, I decided to use my flower on a mug rug. And, since I've been making string blocks and can't seem to get enough of them, I decided to combine the two. I finally cut into my Fresh Flowers fat quarter stack that you saw a couple of posts ago. I really love these fabrics.
You may think this is a bit over the top, but I was in the mood to hand quilt something. I have a lot of quilt tops. OK, let's be honest; I have a clothes basket heaped full of unquilted tops. I didn't have anything basted, so I hand quilted this little mug rug. It has been a long time since I have hand quilted anything, and it was really enjoyable.
These are my two thimbles of choice. The thimble on the left is my Thimblelady Thimble by Liuxin Newman. The thimble on the right is my Tommie Lane Thimble. This one is special because Tommie herself fit this thimble on me at the NQA Quilt Show over in Columbus, Ohio, several years ago. I really can't decide which one I prefer. I think the Thimblelady thimble is more comfortable, but I like the way both of them stitch....so I just switch from one to the other.
I hope all of you are finding some time to do some stitching today!!!!!