Friday, September 1, 2017

September Muggamo

September Muggamo is here!

I can't believe it's September. I can't believe I have to send my kids back to school. I'm never a fan of summer vacation ending. However, I don't get a choice, so I'm going to have my early morning coffee, Kleenex and chocolates on my nice new mug rug.

Grab the free pattern HERE.

Fabric Requirements

1)    Two 3” squares
2)    Four 1 1/2” squares
a.    Mark once on the diagonal
3)    Two 1 1/4” x 7” strips

4)    One  3 1/2” square
5)    Two 3” squares
a.    Mark once on the diagonal
6)    One 2 x 9” strip
7)    One 1” x 7” strip

8)    One 2 1/2” square
9)    One 2” x 9” strip
10) Four 2 1/8”  squares
a.    Mark once on the diagonal

Corner Units

We're going to make the corner units first, starting with the HST (half square triangles) using the 3" squares. See how to make them in THIS POST.

Square to 2 1/2" and then add the 1 1/2" square.

Stitch right on the line. Press out and and trim the excess.

Make four, they should measure 2 1/2" unfinished.

Middle units

Next are the units that look like arrows. FG (flying geese first); use the white 3 1/2" square and the yellow 2 1/8" squares. Our finished FG units are going to be small, so we'll make them oversized first and trim them down, for more accuracy. To see how to make FG with the no waste method go to THIS POST. Once made, trim to 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Next strip piece the black and white strips. 

Trim a small bit off the end for a straight edge, then sub-cut to 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles.

Match up the two units as shown and stitch. 
Press towards the FG unit.

Star block

Lay out your block.

Stitch into rows.

Stitch rows. Your block should measure 6 1/2" square.

Side Unit

Sew the yellow and white strips together length wise. Trim off a bit of the end for a straight edge, then sub-cut into 2" x 3 1/2" units.

Layout in a pattern pleasing to you and stitch.

Mug rug

Lay the star and side unit side by side. Stitch together. Quilt. Bind and Enjoy!

Confession time! I'm not a fan of this one. I like the layout in theory, but not necessarily how it came out in these colors. Ever had that happen to you? I'll have to try again later. What colors would you make it in?

Happy Stitching!

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