Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Log Cabin Cross Mug Rug

The Log Cabin Cross Mug Rug

Mug rugs can be the perfect little gift to make for a friend's  birthday.  So I was thrilled when Amanda, The Patchsmith , released her newest mug rug pattern the other day! Her timing was perfect!

The Patchsmith's new pattern.... Log Cabin Cross Mug Rug pattern  {here}
  (You get it instantly since it is a pdf download!!)

The Log Cabin Cross Mug Rug

~photo courtesy of The Patchsmith
I just  love Amanda's  bright and beautiful , "Easter " colored version!     

 I dug up some of my  beautiful Dogwood blossoms scraps to make my own Log Cabin Cross mug rug.           

I  just love using Amanda's patterns!!

**  The  directions are clear and the diagrams are excellent.  And always accurate!!I
  I print out the directions and follow them right on my cutting mat.  ( I can easily get confused with "just reverse the block"  kind of directions!  That's not the case with The Patchsmith directions! )

**  She includes the size of each component, so I can trim as I go, to make the final block the accurate size !

**  This pattern  even includes a foundation paper pieced pattern to make the log cabin block! I'll try that method the next time I make the cross.

** This pattern also includes directions for making little hanger pockets, to use the log cabin cross as a mini wallhanging !

My Log Cabin Cross Mug Rug      by Susie's Sunroom
I apologize for the  faded colors in my photos.  The weather was not cooperating with the pale pink colors.

Log Cabin Mug Rug 

And here is the back of the mug rug...  I'll tell you a secret.....

I used the "wrong side" of the fabric, to get the muted colors.... shhhhhhhh!

This little log cabin cross would make a beautiful gift as a wallhanging for a baptism, a confirmation, and  for Easter!  

What a clever design; marrying the log cabin block with a cross, Amanda!

This mug rug, and oodles more, can be found at The Patchsmith { HERE  }.

There's lots of time to make one for Easter!  And you'll find many more  designs that  are perfect for Spring time!!

I'm off to my sewing room!

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