Paper Pieced Mug Rug Is Finished!!

Can someone tell me why I was so stressed out when I started this last Sunday? 😀

Image Hosting by

Shhh… don’t tell anyone but I think I am softening up to paper piecing. I like it much better than I did a few days ago.

Mug rug measures 10 3/4″ square. I put hanging tabs (triangles) on the back so it can be used as a little wall hanging also. I did just a bit of quilting. Only straight lines outlining the “branches” and all around the green border. With the focus on the trees, it didn’t need a lot of extra stitching.

Image Hosting by

Off it goes in the mail in the morning. It is going to my Winter Themed Mug Rug swap partner. Hope she likes it!!

Image Hosting by

Thank you so much for the comments you left about your own paper piecing experience and for giving me encouragement not to give up.

Want to know how I am coming along on my green scrappy braid quilt top? It is going nicely.

I worked on it in between working on the mug rug. I now have 11 panels completed with plans for one last one to make it an even twelve. And then I will sew the panels together.

Originally I wanted to add sashing but now I think it will be too much green as you are looking across it. And I don’t want to bring in another color. The border I am going to add should give the eye somewhere to rest.

I am pleased with how it looks thus far. Wait until you see how many scraps I used up. Will have to take a new photo of my green scrap bag to show you. But for now… here is what it looks like up on my design wall.

Image Hosting by

I ran out of the green fabric I need for the border. It should be here in a few days. Hopefully I can get this project finished soon. Don’t need to add to my UFO’s. 😀

Linking up to…

15 comments on “Paper Pieced Mug Rug Is Finished!!

  1. farmquilter says:

    Adorable!!! Your trees are fabulous and your quilting is spot-on!!!

  2. kiwijude says:

    It looks like a forest of pine trees as seen from above. Very nice, Quilty-Donna! 😀

  3. Barb N says:

    I really do like your green quilt – betcha can’t wait for that border fabric to come in. And those mug rugs sure turned out nicely, too.

  4. Betty says:

    Good Morning Donna

    You are so very busy. Green is my favorite color. I hope the New year is treating you well. I am starting to go back to the gym. I am surprised I only had gain 2 lbs. I still need to lose a lot of weight. Maybe a lb a day for the next 8o days (smile) Just want to say “Hi” to you and yours

    Love you lots

  5. That mug rug is adorable! Paper piecing — I know, it really does get addictive!

  6. Deb says:

    Your mug rug turned out so well! PP is an acquired addiction… be careful ;-D

  7. Terry says:

    Love your mug rug….I’ve got to give PP a try!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Lynette says:

    Whoop! Whoop! 🙂 This is really terrific. Yeah, paper piecing has a pretty steep learning curve, but it lets you make such cool things!

  9. Wow, this is so cute! Paper piecing is on my list to learn this year, maybe I should learn it sooner than later.

  10. Megan Z says:

    This is so cute! I’m making mug rugs for Valentine’s Day and can’t wait! The trees are beautiful.

  11. Wow! Look at those braids! I love it!

  12. Emily says:

    Nice job on the mug rug, I love the way your green braids look!

  13. rhealey101 says:

    Love the mug rug and love the quilt your working on love that look. I need to do more variate in the quilts that I make.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts
    Track My Shows

  14. Sarah C. says:

    Hi, Donna! Great mug rug – I love the snow on the trees! And your quilt is coming along nicely. All those greens are so refreshing! Whoop whoop!!

  15. Your mug rug is REALLY cute! Wow, that green braid definitely looks like a scrap buster!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s