Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Mug Rug Love

I wanted to share with you a little project that I have been working on these last couple of days.  Not Quilt Candy related, and but let's say Quilt Candy inspired. 

A trio of mug rugs

Let me tell you about it.
My daughter, who is three and a half, started nursery at the local school back in September.  And she just loves it.  Every day she does so many wonderful activities, whether it be arts and crafts, singing, reading, playing outside, swimming, forest school, music, dancing, the list is endless. 
So I wanted to make her teachers a little extra special thank you present for Christmas.  And this is what I came up with.

This one for her Keyworker;

This one for the other Nursery Officer;

And this one for the teacher.

I combined my new favourite technique, English paper piecing (EPP) with a little hand quilting, using my favourite no. 8 pearle cotton thread.  The binding was machine stitched on the front and hand sewn on the back.  

I am a qualified primary school teacher myself and I know just how much work goes into ensuring that the children have as many valuable learning experiences as possible.  So this is my way of saying thank you. 

And what better way than sitting down and having a nice cup of tea. 

Sarah x

PS Apologies for the small collage photos.  Blogger does not want to play ball today.  Anyone else had the same problems?


  1. Cute rugs - and prepared well before Christmas too? I'm impressed! x

  2. Gorgeous gifts Sarah, I'm sure anyone who receives them will be well pleased!

  3. Hi Sarah. The mug rugs are lovely. I was desperately trying to think of teacher gifts and I think you have just solved my problem! Thank you.


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