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I seem to be on a theme of Halloween Cats! (see my post on the Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging here).
I really like the look of projects that combine piecing with stitchery, but put a cat on it and it’s almost irresistible. This Mug Rug Pattern was fun and relatively easy to complete. I finished the stitchery in a couple of evenings while watching TV. It is primarily done using a stem stitch with a little bit of satin stitching thrown in. Piecing the block and putting everything together took almost no time at all. If you are looking for a small project that can be completed in a short amount of time this is a great one to work on.
I chose 3856 Mirage-Antique as the background for my stitchery, 3889 Mirage-Curry and 6854 Spiral Dots-Pumpkin (from the Prim Hollow collection) for the block, and 3908 Solid-Black for the border and binding. I wanted to keep the quilting simple so I just did an outline around the stitchery, but for the churn dash I started with stitch in the ditch and then went around it again just about 1/4″ inside to outline it.
I really love the way it turned out! I don’t think I would ever be able to bring myself to put a mug on it! Right now I have this hanging up on the wall in my work cubicle right next to pictures of my granddaughter.