Tea in the Rose Garden – red rose and purple/white tea cup

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An other mug rug! As I promised last week, this one has the theme quilted in English: Tea in the Rose Garden. I think this one is my favorite, with the red rose and the red border. The tea cup is in purple and white like the peach rose version, but in reverse. In fact, those two purple and white fabrics where the top and the bottom of a pyjamas. I think they make handsome tea cups. Just like the old nightgown I used for the blue tea cup version. Flowery fabrics for old-fashion cups. What do you think?

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All appliqués were stitched with a blanket stitch. The letters and details (such as the petals) where done with the free motion foot.

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To make the back of the mug rugs, I used the same t-shirt fabric as for the rose appliqué. Then I made a simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting along the borders.

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The three mug rugs make a nice set together, I find. The blue one is for my father and the peach one, for my mother. I am keeping the red one. 🙂

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Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug - pattern at francenadeau.com

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Tea in the Rose Garden – peach rose and white/purple tea cup

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Tea in the Rose Garden – yellow rose and blue tea cup

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Tea in the Rose Garden – peach rose and white/purple tea cup

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This is my second Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug. All in peach, purple and white. Like my yellow rose and blue tea cup version, this one is also in French: Le thé dans la roseraie. The third one I am working on features the English sentence and is in red, purple and white. I will post about it next week.

I really enjoy making these small quilts. And the recycled fabric I am working with (t-shirts, pyjamas, etc.) are so soft to the touch because they went through many washing. A bit stretchy, which can be bothersome in a way, but they do not fray, which compensate. Before stitching the edges of an appliqué, I pin it to the background with many pins, on curves most of all. They keep the appliqué right where I want it and prevent any stretching of the fabric while I am sewing. The background is a thick cotton (from pants) that do not stretch at all. I would not put stretchy fabric on another stretchy fabric. That would be less manageable.

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I hope you are enjoying seeing my Tea in the Rose Garden mug rugs because, as I wrote above, I will have an other one to show you next week. I received so many wonderful comments about the yellow rose and blue tea cup mug rug. Thank you!

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Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug - pattern at francenadeau.com

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Tea in the Rose Garden – yellow rose and blue tea cup

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Let me present you my Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug. The French version is Le thé dans la roseraie, as you can see in this yellow rose and blue tea cup version.

This is a mug rug for tea lovers. This is the first mug rug I have ever made and I made it entirely by machine. That is an achievement. (Some of you might know that I usually add hand work to everything.) Yes, I was tempted to add hand embroidery. But I resisted. I had decided from the start to do the whole project with my sewing machine. There is only one exception: I sew the binding by hand on the back. I just cannot achieve a neat binding when sewing it with the machine on both sides.

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I made a post, two months ago, about my prototype made with old clothes. The mug rug you see in this post is also completely made with recycled fabric. T-shirts and pyjamas for the appliqués, the backing and the borders. Pants for the background. T-shirt cottons and the likes are great for appliqués as they do not fray, which means there is no need to turn the edges and they will endure many washing.

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I am currently working on a pattern for this Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug. It may takes a few weeks before it is available because it is summer, my boys are on vacation from school and the sun lures me outside most days. Meantime, I will show you other versions of this mug rug I am making. In peach and lavender. In red and lavender.

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Tea in the Rose Garden mug rug - pattern at francenadeau.com

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Sewing, Drinking Tea and Dreaming of a Rose Garden

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Experimenting with machine-sewn appliqués. Drinking black English tea. Dreaming about a rose garden in full bloom. Using fabric from old clothes.

All that led to a small quilt that will eventually be a mug rug pattern. The pictures above are small parts of my latest version. (Please, overlook the beige thread I used as bottom thread, regardless of the colors on top. I was being lazy with the prototype. Changing the thread bobbin can be bothersome…)

The appliqués are now perfectly placed. Letters are taking form. The whole will be revealed soon.

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