So Sundays are now UFO Day at the Free Motion Quilting Project blog. Check it out!
In the spirit of finishing our UFOs, I pulled out one that I'd been putting off for a long time.
A mug rug.
The shame of it! Who couldn't finish a little mug rug? Seriously, how did I avoid finishing it for months?
Here's what happened. My sister and I had this idea that we could put together a craft show booth. My sister would sell jewelry, and I'd sell sewn items. So I started sewing together a mug rug out of my less-than-favorite fabrics to sell it. However, I ran into two problems:
1. It's not fun making something to sell, especially if you're anticipating that it will be one in a long line of things to sell. For me, it just takes the joy out of it.
2. It's not fun working with fabrics that you aren't in love with.
So I scrapped the idea of doing a craft show booth and my half-finished mug rug just...sat. It was all pieced and quilted, it just needed to be bound. It sat in my sewing area, bugging me. But when I heard about this project I figured it would be a good reason to finish it.
Today I finished putting the binding on my mug rug.
One UFO down, many to go...
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