First off, I just want to apologize to Chawne for the words I am about to type. I made a mug rug. For those who are unfamiliar with the term and craft blog sensation, swap phenomenon, and star of their own reality show, mug rugs are like teeny placemats large enough for your mug, teacup, or jar of whiskey and a snack. They're larger than a coaster but way smaller than a placemat. They're essentially mini-quilts. With a borderline obscene name. I mean, come on!
Anyway, it was interesting putting together this little teacup toupee for an upcoming class at gather here. With the last few projects I have made with a class in mind, including this one, I have been hyper-aware of the construction, asking myself the whole time if someone who is fairly new to sewing and doing patchwork for the first time can handle it. The answer is "yes." More and more I am making things with "the other sewists" in mind. The herringbone quilt, for example, has such an easy, basic construction that anyone can make it with ease. And this teeny intro to patchwork project is snappy, small, and easy as pie. I'm psyched for the class! And I kinda want to make 20 more of these and give them to friends for the holidays.