The Mug Rug Swap is hosted by Michele at Quilting Gallery. This is my first 'swap' and I chose to do these Mug Rugs because they are adorable, and because I have never done applique in this manner - with the hand embroidery work. I want to expand my quilting to include some art quilts, and thought this would be a great place to start.
These cute little patterns are from The Patchsmith.
I tackled the owl's first...
It was Valentine's Day when I pieced the top for the next one: The Birdie Quilt:
I was a bit frustrated with the Blanket Stitch by then, and chose to piece the birdhouse. I used my machine to blanket stitch the bird and snow.
I just need to add a label and pop these little treasures in the mail to my secret recipient. Too fun!!