Sunday, 14 April 2013

April Showers Blog Hop

Today is my day on the April Showers Blog Hop.
The theme is a mug rug made with your interpretation of April Showers.
I decided to use a paper piece pattern that I found here.

I made two with one being reversed.

I then embroidered the words April Showers on some white fabric I had.

I then sewed the two umberella blocks either side.

I always remember the saying "april showers bring the flowers that bloom in may" so I decided to use some flower fabric as edging on my mug rug to remind me that this very wet April will bring the flowers soon.

I am hopeless at doing mitred binding, I really am so as this mug rug was for myself I decided to finish it off by zig-zag around the edges.

Here is the finished mug rug.

I am going to use this mug rug myself in the office as it will make my cardboard coffee cup (health and safety) look a little bit more cheerful.

A big thank you to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and also to Erin at Mummy Quilts for organising this great event.

Please check out the other blogs with their wonderful mug rugs today.  Hope you all have a great day.

Cathy @ Cate's Linens
Nicola @ Sunshine Reflections
Martina @ Sunshinequilting
Judith @ Frimart
Anita @ Anita's quilts en handwerken
Linda @ Sew Nicely
Kris @ krislovesfabric
Laura Ann @ The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Carol @ Just let me Quilt
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Mary @ Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
Marisa @ Passion et Couture