A friend at work was curious about the mug rug on my desk and I explained how it’s really just a mini placemat that fits a mug and muffin. It’s also a good place for a half-eaten apple when I need both hands to type. “Would you make one for me?” he asked. Well, I didn’t have to be asked twice. The only guideline was that the style should be “low key”.
At the time I had no mug rugs (MR) ready to go, not even a quilted orphan block. So I cut down my Mosaic Tile piece and quilted it. Funny how the two pictures show wonkiness in different places. Must be the camera angle 🙂
I was reluctant to deliver just one MR because I didn’t want my colleague to feel he had no choice but to accept it. I wanted to provide options. So I grabbed some fabric and sewed a bunch of half-square triangles. After trying a variety of layouts I decided on this:
My friend chose the Mosaic Tile design, figuring it wouldn’t show stains and dirt as much as the other. I guess this means I get to keep the Diamond MR, and so far I haven’t decided whether I’ll use it or just admire it. You see, I like the pattern so much I’m considering doing the same for a real quilt.