Getting my Christmas on!! (trying to anyways).
I'm lovin' on the mug rugs! I dug through my stash and found some gorgeous natural Aiden linen and a few Momo Wonderland charm squares that I've been hoarding from my stash.
This baby is about 5 by 8 inches total. Each square was supposed to be 1 inch but ended up a little smaller. I tried the "quick piecing" method for the first time as summarized here at Sew Mama Sew, and I think it sucked up more than 1/4 inch when I seamed due to the added thickness of the interfacing. It sure was easy though! No keeping track of all the little squares and their layout was a huge bonus.
I didn't have a good match for the binding in my stash, so I pieced it from the charm squares as well, which was fiddly but worth it in ultimate cuteness. Next time I'll be less lazy and sew the binding segments together on the bias to avoid the seam lumps. And in terms of the diagonal quilting, I don't love it, but it was easy and quick, and if I didn't do SOMETHING, it would still be sitting around half finished.
The husband saw me working on it last night, was intrigued, and now demands one of his own. We shall see!!!