I started out with the flamingo fabric. I just HAD to use it. Then I just added some scraps (and made some more). I just started sewing around the bird. Then trimmed it to 5.5x8 inches. It's what my batting measured, and I thought that would be a good size for a mug rug.
What's a mug rug, you ask? Well, it's a jumbo sized coaster. Made for a mug and a donut. Or a roll, or a bagel, or toast.....
There is no coffee in this mug. It was used as a prop. It is too warm for coffee in these parts right now. But I HAD to show you how it will look in the fall.
I'll have to wait to use it for my mug because the temps are already into the 80's here, so I'll use my mug rug for water (or iced tea) and whatever treat I fancy on any given day.
Sort of looks as though my little friend there is guarding my cookies, doesn't it. I am loving how I can see more of the mug rug through the base of my glass. (Yes, this is the glass I use everyday for water or iced tea.)
So, can you see the pinwheels?