Sunday, October 24, 2021

Mug Rug Distraction

I've been trying to get myself to clean up sewing projects that have been kicking around my sewing room for a while. A couple of days ago I ran across a small package filled with these little HSTs leftover from the Xmas quilt I made in July 2020.

I sewed little squares onto the Xmas quilt sashing to make the stars,
so when I trimmed off the extra fabric, I was left with quite a large pile of little triangles.
At the time, I couldn't bring myself to just throw them away,
so I sewed them together to make half-square triangles.
I didn't really have a good plan, I just started sewing them together in a pattern. I decided to just make a few mug rugs rather than try to make something larger. Some of the seams are not matched so great, but I decided done was better and I was not going to take the time to make sure all the points lined up perfectly.
I had more green than red HSTs so I ended up doing a couple in just green to use up the last of the pieces.
It probably wasn't worth a whole day of work, but it is satisfying to make something useful from such tiny leftover scraps.


  1. Very satisfying! They are great - and useful too. xx

    1. Yes, we used them yesterday for our tea. They're very bright and pretty. I like them.