Like the #instagram Festive Mug Rug Swap.
Based on my swapee's likes, I went for the "storm under sea" pattern, with a touch of Mendocino. Sun and sea! And, you know, "storm under a teacup" because I love naming my quilting things!
Teeny tiny foundation paper-piecing:
The realisation that you've been so busy matching up the seams, you completely missed that you had the piece oriented the wrong way around. ARGH.
Oh, wait, that's just the top. *sigh*
And it was the perfect width for it! FATE!
Free-Motion Quilting. On a domestic machine. Without a stitch regulator.
Let's go for stitch-in-the-ditch then, and leave our dreams of Angela Walter's-like FMQ for the longarms and the stitch-regulator machines:
And even the binding on this one had to be special:
You know how sometimes you just get an idea in your head and it Needs Doing Just This Way? Well, this was one of those. And I'm pretty pleased with it!
The mug rugs were supposed to be sent by yesterday, so it's a day late, although hopefully not a dollar short.
I shall package it in an AusPost satchel with Many Nice Things and hope the recip likes it!