Shamrock Mug Rug Nick of Time Finish

Our friend, Chris, from Chris Knits and Sews is hosting TGIFF today. That’s the acronym for Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday and I had “promised” to have something to share and link. Sue has been fighting a stubborn bug all week. Even without my bestie, I managed to get a small project complete.

This Shamrock table runner was kind of the inspiration. I pretty much turned the house upside down to find those festive beads that spell out “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” interspersed with shamrocks. Of course, I couldn’t find them anywhere but I rallied. I picked up another two-pack of beads at Dollar Tree. Why didn’t we just make a repeat of this cute table runner?

Shamrock In The Beginning

We still have this shamrock print but couldn’t get our hands on it. Organization is a great thing . . . Sue had pulled it out and set it in the “on-deck” area, waiting its turn to be used. I wasn’t aware that we had an “on-deck” (like the next batter in baseball) area. Sew . . . we went in a different direction, needless to say. I can pivot on a dime!

Nothing wrong with a pretty polka dot, I always say. Throw in some appliqué shamrocks in a variety of green fabrics and we’re good to go. Those little shamrocks are only 1.5″ square.

Shamrock Buttonholing

Appliqué or buttonholing has become one of my favorite past time lately. Raw-edge appliqué is the technique I chose with a wee bit of interfacing on the back. I usually buttonhole using black thread but I wanted the greens of the shamrocks to shine so white thread did the job.

Did you ever notice that the leaf of a shamrock looks like a heart?! Once the buttonholing was completed it was time to layer it up.

Shamrock Mug Rug Quilting Finish & Wish

A simple wavy-line quilting design worked overall and for expediency. When I did the appliqué above, I did it through all three layers so that it would show on the back.

The shamrock mug rug is listed in our Etsy shop. I don’t know if mug rugs will sell, but I thought I’d give it a try. Why not?!

Neither Sue nor I are but everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right?! Did you know that Oreo makes a gluten-free mint-flavored cookie? I had to try them and they are delicious. Mint is one of the few things Sue can taste are COVID took her ability to taste and smell away. Here’s one last picture just for fun.

I just might write a pattern for this project. Not to be released any time soon but there’s no rush, right?! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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9 Responses

  1. Isn’t everyone Irish on St. Patty’s Day? Great addition to your Etsy store.

  2. Kate says:

    Very fun and festive for St. Patty’s Day. Hope Sue is feeling much better this weekend.

  3. Mary says:

    What an adorable Shamrock mug rug! Your appliqué skills are just awesome!

  4. Laura says:

    What a fun mug rug! I don’t need my mint cookies to be gluten free; I’ll take them anyway that I can! 🙂

  5. Vicki in MN says:

    Cute mug rug and I really liked the shamrock runner too. You are staging perfectly!!

  6. You and your polka dots, Roseanne! Because of you, I’ve realized I love ’em, too!
    I like the idea of an ‘on-deck’ area – kudos to Sue! (And wishes sent her way for feeling better soon)

  7. Fun finish in plenty a time, Roseanne! I like that–we’re all a little Irish on St. Patty’s Day!!! Where did the Dollar Tree beads go? Mint Oreos–yes, please!!!

  8. Rochelle Summers says:

    Sorry to hear Sue is under the weather. Hope she recovers soon. It’s usually me hiding things from myself. And coming across them way to late to use in whatever project I wanted them for! Such a cute mug rug. Love the way those cookies and the glass look on it. Just got back from the store. If I’d seen this before, I might have tried those mint oreos. Hugs from me.

  9. Chrisknits says:

    What a sweet mug rug! And it’s sure to bring someone lots of luck! Hope Sue is back to normal soon. Thanks for linking up!

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