|Two Owls Mug Rug|
I made this mug rug in both a night-time and a day-time colour scheme. The night-time version is hand sewn whilst the day-time version is machine stitched. Both use the quick-fuse appliqué method. If you look at the owl wings on both versions you will see the difference between hand and machine applique.
One feature I particularly like to use is to make the appliqué pieces stand slightly proud creating an almost 3D effect. This is achieved by quilting very close around each appliqué piece. It actually distorts the shape of the branch making it rounded and more like a branch. It is very subtle and does not interfere with the use of the mug rug. I like the look it creates and it is a process I use often.
|The Patchsmith's Early Bird Mug Rug pattern in Christmas colours|