One of those projects that I am especially happy about is the trivet (mug rug).
I have a friend who was born and raised in England who now has a wonderful family of her own in the states, and wanted to make her something to remind her of home. And since we both share the love of tea, I thought that something tea related would be perfect.
I had originally planned on making a tea pot cozy, but it just didn't turn out right on paper, so I decided a little quilting skills should work nicely.
I've always liked the Union Jack design, it's fun.
I wanted it to look a little rugged, and folksy.
I barely used a pair of scissors. I just ripped away.
I didn't realize that I made it so square, but it looks good anyway.
I painstakingly made the bias type and learned how to bind a quilt while I was at it. :)