Welcome to Day 2 of the April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop! Thank you to Sew at Home Mummy and Sew We Quilt for organizing and hosting the hop. I am so delighted to be participating because I love mug rugs and I love rain. Perfect, eh?
First I was going to make a mug rug using some of my rain fabric, but then I decided I wanted to do something less literal. So I designed this little mug rug around the quote “Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.” I began by making a contemporary and very modern rainbow, using some of my favorite fabrics (lots of Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker). I paired this with a gorgeous charcoal grey linen. Then I hand embroidered on the quote.
(I turned that rectangle strip into a bookmark.)
From there, I stitched it all together with felt for a lining and a grey and white pinstripe for the backing.
I love it!
I also had one square of some sweet Wellingtons fabric– the perfect starting point for another mug rug. I combined that with a yellow polka dot and a blue square of the Quilt Blocks fabric, and voila! Another mug rug with a rainy theme.
I love the rain, so this one captures the happy feeling a rainy day brings me. My Wee One and I love puddle jumping in our rainboots on rainy days.
Now for the giveaway!
I put together this little kit to make two generous sized coasters. There’s enough fabric for fronts and backs, plus felt for lining.
To enter, just leave a comment here on this post. (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER SHORTLY.)
The winner is:
Kathy, I will be in touch momentarily. Thank you so much to everyone who entered! Your comments were wonderful, and I thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to leave one!
If you need an idea of something to say, how about telling me what your favorite rainy day activity is.
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The giveaway ends Friday April 12th at 8am EST. I will announce the winner later that day.
Be sure to check out today’s other participants for the blog hop, too: