take a sip of inspirationWhip up a scrappy mug rug quickly by quilting as you go! My aunt in Texas put together this log cabin mug rug with a traditional red center to represent the hearth, or the traditional warm gathering spot in the home. The animal print makes me smile, because it reminds me of an adorable little leopard outfit that my aunt sent to my baby daughter way back when.

A small project like a mug rug or placemat is a terrific way to play with learning a technique like quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) because you don’t have to figure out how you’re going to put blocks together, like you would with a quilt. You can even use it to audition colors or values for a larger quilt with very little investment in time or fabric.

Log Cabin Mug Rug
This mug rug was made by Laurell Griffith.

Vanilla Joy has a tutorial for a QAYG scrappy log cabin quilt with good pictures right here.

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The goal of the 7th annual New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is to provide advice, tech help, and introduce new quilters to the online community.Quilt, Blog, Repeat 2018 New Quilt Bloggers


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Jennifer // Dizzy Quilter (doesn’t pump her own gas)

Beth // Cooking Up Quilts (googles everything)

Tish // Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland (runs with scissors)

Sandra // mmm! quilts (fabric-petter)

“Quilt, blog, repeat” bloggers

Jan // Cocoa Quilts (buys fabric, cuts fabric, puts fabric back together)

Michelle // Creative Blonde (just rolls with it)

Bloggers from other hives

Gail // Quilting Gail (has a grand-dog named Fergie)

Rachel // Rachel Rossi (believes that bunnies make offices better)

Tracie // Riceford Streams (smothers like Beverly Goldberg)

Wendy // Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life (zentangler extraordinaire)

Terry // Quilting a Legacy (sews on Faith)

April // JANDA Bend Quilts (quilts on the road)

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