Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tea with Lemon






I made this mug rug for the next person in our Handmade Birthday Club group. I sent it out a little late, but still in her birth month. I hope she likes it. She said one of her favorite things to do to relax is enjoy a cup of tea, so when I saw this paper pieced tea cup with lemon I knew I had to make it for Deborah. She also said her favorite fabric designer is Denyse Schmidt, and I just happen to have tons of her fabric, so that is what I used for the tea cup, saucer and the backing. The rest of the mug rug is made using different yellow and white prints, along with Kona white for the background. I went with yellow because Deborah likes to have a little yellow in every room in her house. I quilted the mug rug with a 1" grid using white Aurifil 50wt. thread. It finishes at approximately 10" tall x 16" wide.
I added a few extras to the gift and sent it off last week. I think she should have received it by now, but I haven't heard yet. She's been having quite the 40th Birthday celebration all month long.

The pattern is by Amy, who has some of my all-time favorite paper piecing patterns. You can also find Amy's blog here. This pattern was super easy to follow and is written in a clear and concise manner for anyone with some knowledge of paper piecing. I think this is a pattern I would like to make again.

The Handmade Birthday Club is winding down. There are only two birthdays left in the year for our group. It has been a bit of a disappointment in that I still have not received from 4 people in my group and my birthday was in July. BUT, the gifts I have received have been amazing.

This next week will be filled with lots of preparations for our upcoming vacation. I have so many projects that I want to finish this week along with celebrating my mom's birthday with the family, and two girlfriends' birthday get-togethers. Then there's that extra-long "to-do" list. You know the one you always have to do before going away. It's going to be a fun-filled but extra busy week.

7 comments:

suemac said...

Very cute mug rug.

Patchwork and Play said...

I saw this cute lemon slice pattern on IG earlier today! And love it put with the DS teacup! What a lovely gift Di! I am sorry your group have not all met their obligations to you though.....

Annabella said...

I really really love this Di - it's just so pretty. Perfect.

Amy Friend said...

I love your version! Thank you too for the kind comments.

Lisa C said...

I hope you hear from those 4 people regarding your birthday gifts. I know life happens but it only takes seconds to send an email explaining why you haven't heard. The mug rug is darling!

May Chappell said...

This is adorable!! I'm sorry you're still owed gifts:)

Katy Cameron said...

Cute wee mug rug! Hope those 4 do come through for you