I wanted to make a mug rug for one of my doctors. Instead of going through any of the many books and magazines I own, (call me lazy), I hit the internet.
I found this pattern, Mock Logs, on Quilter’s Cache.
Then I pulled this fabric. Why? Because my doctor is Asian, and this is Asian fabric.
My lovely friend Izola, @throughmyeyes on IG, sent me this beautiful fabric from Japan a few years ago. Thanks, Izola!
I cut enough fabric to make four mug rugs. And even before I started assembly, I wasn’t thrilled w/my fabric choices. It’s a bit overdone. I didn’t have to use ALL the Asian fabric I own in a little mug rug.
But, I sewed all four together anyway.
I’ll have to force myself to finish at least one of them to see if I like it any better. I doubt I will.
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Maybe a solid white or black binding made a bit wider will help?
At least they are coloful;) Not everything we make comes out the same as we see it in our head!
Well, I happen to like them. But I would bind them with the gold you used for center squares. I agree with Becky about making it a little wider than usual.
I think the problem is too many busy, almost same scale fabrics. Try swapping out one fabric in each half with a smaller, more subtle print that plays nice with the remaining fabric. You’re close with the one in the bottom right, and possibly upper right. Hope this helps.
Fabric love going on here … I have two Asian-inspired fabrics I am hoarding for just the right project.
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Some projects are just like that, so don’t sweat it! Chalk it up to a learning experience, and – bonus – it didn’t waste very much fabric to learn it! 🙂