Once I'd assembled the top, I fretted about how to quilt the geese, and asked for advice. A Flickr comment twigged with me, and I got the idea to connect the points at the base of each goose/triangle, which was brill.i.ant if I do say so myself. Now the circle of geese looks like the wreath I had intended it to! Yay!
After quilting it, I moved on to fretting about the binding. I knew I wanted to use the red and white snowflake fabric (Michael Miller, maybe? I can't remember as usual) for the back. But I had initially thought of doing a red binding, which would have made the back really blah. A white binding would contrast nicely with the back fabric, but would make the front kind of unbalanced with the green frame around the needlework but the wreath floating in white. Cue more fretting.
Then it hit me: a flange! YES!
Hmm. Okay so it's not perfect.
I used Carol's tutorial for the single fold binding, and she's right - it makes for a much cleaner, crisper finish. Thanks Carol!
I'm really happy with this, slightly wonky flange and all - I hope my partner likes it too!
Entered in Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday link party.
Oh, I love this. Wish I were your swap partner. You did a fabulous job.ReplyDelete
It is gorgeous! I love it!ReplyDelete
ps I finished the binding on my advent calendar and the multi fabric binding worked out great. Thanks for your ideas, hints and tips!
The wreath effect created by the quilting is great! I also love the flange. It's those little details that really make a project. You have a lucky partner!ReplyDelete
Is it wrong to wish this was for me?!?! =) It's beautiful. I really love the quality of your work.ReplyDelete
Very Very beautiful!
Not perfect?? I'd say it is!!! I can't see one flaw!!!! This is going to be LOVED to shreds!!! : DReplyDelete
I love that piping, must try to remember that when I am in a fix. I think its greatReplyDelete
It rains in Vancouver in the Fall? Like say, for an entire week in, oh, I don't know, November? I had no idea!! ZING! (And the mug mat is adorable, natch.)ReplyDelete
So pretty! What beautiful details! If it were mine I wouldn't dare use it for fear of spills ;-) I'd want to use it as a little decoration.ReplyDelete
Oh this looks perfect - and I hope it's coming to me!! :)ReplyDelete
I must add you to my reader, you have super cute ideas! :)
This is so incredibly cute! I love circle of geese and in miniature?! Ack!ReplyDelete
I think I may have already mentioned this was my favorite mug rug so far. And that was BEFORE the quilting and the red/white flange. Lucky partner.Lucky.LUCKY!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh...that is ridiculously cute and I am strangely proud of you too!!!! :) Love love, really sweet and creative. Thanks so much for linking up!ReplyDelete
Oh and ps, we're following :)ReplyDelete
Just darling! Love the wreath effect given by the quilting and that flange is a wonderful detail! Mug Rugs are a sickness, but who can resist?ReplyDelete
LOVE it love it!!ReplyDelete
Adorable! That flange! I love it! And the flying geese circle the mug! I love that too! : )ReplyDelete
"Mug Rug" caught my attention in this week's fabric tuesday. They are the cutest things and yours is awesome!ReplyDelete
I must say that you did a marvelous job....(binding especially...LOL) Glad my tut helped, but the whole concept is wonderful and I'm sorry it isn't coming to me.ReplyDelete
Your mug rug is amazing!ReplyDelete
I'm your new follower (I have to find more time to discover your creations here :D ).
I just found your blog and have been admiring all your beautiful posts.I have been seeing mug rugs all over but yours are the cutest ever. May I be so bold to ask the source of your miniture circle geese pattern. Thanks and have a great week!!ReplyDelete