04 February, 2012

A Mug Rug and My First Quilt!

I made my first mug rug for a friend's birthday. I used white and aqua to match the mug. I copied some of the patterned band around the mug for the applique.
So, another project to add to my OPAM list.
I thought I'd show you my first quilt. I made it back in 1993. My aunt was going to an "Over Night Mystery Quilt" workshop and I thought it sounded interesting. To go you had to know how to do patchwork. So after a crash course I made a bag. I could then say I knew how to patch! We started at 6pm Saturday night and finished at 6am Sunday morning. It took me another six hours to finish off the top. I think I did pretty well considering I hadn't done very much patchwork before!
The name of the quilt is "Intriguing Illusions". When you look at it you see two different pattens. It is a very large quilt (76" x 94") and I quilted it by hand. If I had known then about commercial quilting I would have had it done. I don't know why the pillow cases are showing up red. They are more the colour of the burgundy fabric in the quilt.
This is a close-up of the fabrics.
Do you still have your first quilt?

14 comments:

Kathy said...

What a great idea to match the mug rug appliqué to the mug, Christine :) as for my first quilt - I still have (a) the first quilt I made and (b) the first quilt I finished.....shamefully, they are NOT the same quilt!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very nice mug rug to match the cup. I don't have my first quilt - it was actually a 'cheater' piece and I made my daughter the quilt when she was 6mos. old - she was a premie and that's when she came home. She still has the quilt and she is now 30.

shez said...

Christine what a wonderful job you did of matching the mug rug with the cup,its perfect,and also well done on your 1st quilt quite an acheivement seeing it was just about your 1st quilting project ever.xx

Richard Healey said...

That is a wonderful first quilt. Thank you for sharing it.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Cheryll said...

Nice mug rug with matching mug! :)
I do still have my first quilt. It was made for my Mum and after she passed away I took it back and have kept it ever since in the guest room. She would have liked ThAt! :)

Maddy said...

Love your mug rug, matches the cup perfectly.
I still have my first quilt... made for my hubby as we were planing on purchasing a hobby farm. It had applique windmills set on point. We purchased a beach house instead. lol.
That's when l was bitten by the bug.... 1997.

Maria said...

Your friend will be pleased with her lovely Mug Rug with matching cup.....

Yep still have my first quilt and it is stil on my bed. Must make myself a new one, one day!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your mug rug is so lovely Christine, fantastic design...and your first quilt is just beautiful..My mum has my first quilt...

Elyte said...

Great work for a first quilt. Can't believe you sewed all night!
I love my first quilt, a very simple sampler still not completely finished.

Nicky said...

Your are clever Christine, the way you've used the mug motif in the mug rug, very cool! Your first quilt is lovely, and is also finished - unlike the first quilt top I made, ended up giving it away to a charity shop! My first finished quilt is a Sunbonnet Sue wallhanging.

sue niven said...

Love your mug rug and your very first quilt. With results like that i am going to give quilting a go. A joy to look at.

Sheila said...

I think you did an amazing job for your very first quilt , it is wonderful !!

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute little mug rug! I love the colors and the little bit of applique.

Love your first quilt! That is pretty amazing!

xo -E

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Wow, you did a great job on your first quilt. It's beautiful!!!