I am happy to have something to share! We had a wonderful holiday season, but it is nice to get back to a regular routine! Our guild is having our holiday celebration this week and one of the items we are to bring is a mug rug for an exchange. I was struggling to find an inspiration until Karen who blogs at Sew Karen-ly Created shared this Winter Star Mug Mat. She is offering her pattern for FREE on the Craftsy site. It came at the perfect time. I decided to make one for the exchange and one for myself.
The pattern has great instructions - it is paper pieced with an applique center.
When it came time for the quilting, I wasn't sure if I was going do these little items on my Janome (it has been a while since I did that), or if I should do them on the long arm. The longarm was empty, so even though it seemed a little bit like overkill, I decided on the Innova.
A little ditching, some tiny stipples and a free hand spiral and before I knew it they were done. It is a little hard to see in the pictures below, but I had a little indecision with the grey Magnifico threads I was using so I tried two different ones.
I am really pleased with how they turned out. Thanks for sharing your lovely pattern Karen!