Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Mug Rug Blog Hop, Day 15!

Today is my day to participate to the  Mug Rug April Showers Blog Hop before I show you my mug rug, I want to thank Mdm Samm for hosting this blog hop and Erin at Sew at home Mummy because she is our cheerleader!
 
 
In my case the month of April, it is the season of spring and when I think of spring, I think of flowers.That's why I decided to make a mug rug using a photo of a flower from my garden. I took several photos to share with you the steps I followed to create an appliqué from my picture and then create  my mug rug.
 
 
 
The photo that inspired me to make this mug rug was this photo.
 



Since I'm not good at drawing, and I needed  to find a way to determine the
outline of the petals from this photo  that would allow me to create an
appliqué, I decided to use Photoshop Elements to do the job for me.
 

I decided to play around with Photoshop Elements and managed to define the
contours of the flower , after playing for a while I got this image, I
decided to use it to create my appliqué. I had to find a way to determine
the outline to create a form, from which to make an appliqué.
 
 
 
 
I decided to do the appliqué using fusible web.
 



For my project I needed:

1-the fusible web,
2-fabric
3- the outline drawing of the petals
 
 
 
 
I will try to explain what I did, hopefully with the pictures I've taken
will be clearer to understand.
 
The fusible web is a  paper that  has a smooth side and a sticky side,
where is the glue.
I fused the fusible web ( the sticky side)to the wrong side of the fabric.
 
 
 
I cut with scissors the outline of the petals and the center of my flower , from my picture
and I have kept them apart to use in the next steps.
 Using the pattern that I created, I traced    the outline of the petals on the smooth side of the fusible web.
 


 
Cut out the design on the line that I have traced
 
 
Peel away the fusible paper from the fabric
 
 
Position the applique onto the mug rug and iron. To give relief to this
flower, I decided to do Free Motion, to have a guide, I drew on the fabric
with a pencil the  petals of the flower, and carefully observing the
picture that I had, I tried to reproduce the drawing, the best I could
 
 
Then I used the   Free Motion foot, and  using the running stitch I followed
the lines that I had drawn.



To do the center of the flower I did the same


 
 

I thought I could add these leaves already printed on a canvas
 
 
 
Following the same steps, I added fusible web on the wrong side of the
fabric, cut, separated the fusible web from the fabric, placed it on the fabric,
ironed and finally
I added some details to the leaves, with black thread and Free Motion.
 
 
 
 
I did the binding and here is my mug rug!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 There are other blogs that are participating in this blog hop, here I give
you the list of the other participants to this day, I invite you to visit
them.
 
                                  MONDAY, APRIL 15th
                                  Cathy @ Cate's Linens
                                    Nicola @ Sunshine Reflections
                              Martina @ Sunshinequilting
                          Judith @ Frimart
                       Anita @ Anita's quilts en handwerken
                 Linda @ Sew Nicely
                        Kris @ krislovesfabric
                         Laura Ann @ The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
                             Carol @ Just let me Quilt
                          Selina @ Selina Quilts
                          Mary @ Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
                          Marisa @ Passion et Couture


Have a happy sewing day!
Marisa

 
I'm linkink this project to Fluster Buster, Creative Crafts Thursday, Katherines Corner (Thursday Favorite Things), Sew Many Ways and Creating my way to Succes.
I'm also linking up with Crafty Spices and Find  a Friend.


100 comments:

Patty C. said...

So pretty!

Judy B said...

Love your flower mug rug! Thank you for sharing how you made it.

Lavonna ZWB said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Love your coneflower! It is one of my favorite flowers. Great thread painting!

Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Martina said...

Oh I looove this!! Thanks for sharing the process! I have to try this too! Wonderful!

AnitaS said...

It is very lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh its lovely - great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow what a beautiful flower no wonder it inspired your mug rug. Thanks for sharing how you made it too.

Britt-Inger said...

Your mug rug with the corn flower is so wonderful.Thanks for sharing how you worked with it

Pauline said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it's great to see how you made your lovely mug rug. Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

Fabulous - I love it!
Thank you for sharing!

charlotte said...

What a wonderful mug rug. I think you did a great job. Your flower turned out really nice.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing & thanks for the how-to.

Cindy said...

I love the colors of your mug rug, so pretty! The flower is beautiful, thank you for sharing. :)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Really beautiful! I loved seeing your process too.

Rhonda said...

Great tutorial from concept to finished project. Love the mug rug. I'm a follower of your blog, BTW!!

Thearica said...

Love the flower and the tute!

Sharon said...

It was allot of work but it turned out beautiful. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how you made it. I hope you have a wonderful springy day.

Patty D from NC said...

This looks really nice - thanks for sharing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I just love it! great job on your project.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very original! Lovely job. Thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial.

Sowing Stitches said...

Thanks for walking us through the process of how you created your sweet little cone flower! Beulah

Cathy said...

Marissa your mug rug is fabulous. Your work is beautiful!

patchouli moon studio said...

Marisa I am so glad that you joined in on one of these blog hops. I hope you had fun. Your mug rug is beautiful and I love, love, love cone-flowers!

I hope to see you join another blog hop soon. I love doing them and also seeing what others have made.

Vickie said...

Thank you for showing us how you made it Marisa. You did a fab job !

BudandMarsha said...

Lovely flower; thanks for the ideas on using the fusible. I have a project that will be perfect for fusible.

Thanks for participating.

Mara said...

What a lovely flower, such nice stitching to add the details, pretty.

Nancy in IN said...

Love these small quilts as you can try new techniques. So cute Thanks for sharing.

NotionNanny said...

I love your Creativity. I need more hours in my day! Thanks for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

Beauty of a flower mug rug!

Dee said...

Thank you for the tutorial - love daisys and your rug is beautiful!

Linda said...

How pretty!! I love that you made your own applique from a photo you took. Great job!

Madame Samm said...

beautifully stitched my dear.... exquisite

Nati said...

Goegeous, thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

What a lovely coneflower you made! And that leaf fabric worked perfectly!

Linda J said...

Marisa, this is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing the process you used to make our lovely mug rug.

Judy said...

beautifull and very creative!! I have these flowers also in my garden, but the lilac version :-) Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Well done, I like it.

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi There What a lovely little project!!! Love it!!! A set of 6 will make a nice gift!!!
Love
AMarie

legato1958 said...

Oh this is soooo gorgeous! I love how you created it using your own photo of a favorite flower and turned it into your feature on the mug rug! I want to learn to fmq enough to make things like this!!!
Thanks for showing usthe steps of how you made your elegant mug rug, from your garden!!
Susie

Just Quilt It said...

Gorgeous! I love coneflowers! I love how you did the petals as one piece then used thread to paint in the petals. Beautiful!

Lou said...

Great job!

LJ said...

That's a beautiful flower mug rug. Thanks for the instructions for the applique - well done.

Joyce Carter said...

Lovely mug rug, Marisa. You did a wonderful job on the stitching. Thank you for sharing today.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Sweet, love the decorative stitching off to the side that adds "that little something." I really like your thread art flower too. Thanks for sharing.

Cathi said...

Love your mug rug! That was so creative, taking a picture of a favourite flower and turning it into a mug rug. Your stitching is fabulous!

Truffle queen said...

Beautiful!! I want to stop everything and make this mug rug! Thanks for the tutorial! and for sharing!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Being a Gardner I love your coneflower! Thanks for sharing!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great tutorial...thanks for sharing!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Great job. Thanks for showing.
Frederika

Corina said...

Lovely mugrug!

Anonymous said...

Super neat mugrug! Thank you for sharing your tute. Your method and layout would make awesome place mats, too!
Karen in OH

Susan said...

Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Mrs.Pickles said...

stunning work!

madebymeinred said...

Lovely. I great creation.

Janice Newman said...

Beautiful mug rug. Very creative. Love how you stitched it.

BizyStitches said...

beautiful. Love that flower

JustPam said...

Beautiful. You are very talented.

jmniffer said...

Beautiful mug rug, it really tured out great. Thanks for sharing.

Ella and Nesta said...

Great tutorial. I would really like to try it out myself. Thank you.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wow, so beautiful and creative, lovely!
Liebe Grüße
Bente in Germany

Julie said...

lovely!

Jacque said...

Thanks for showing us the process...it's just beautiful!

Cecilia said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Mimi said...

Love this idea and the stitching detail is perfect!! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Beautiful method to create such a gorgeous flower!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful design, great execution. Thanks for sharing the how to.

Frances said...

What a wonderful idea using your own garden flower as an inspiration. Very pretty.

DeAnna S. said...

Absolutely awesome! You inspire me! Thanks for sharing!

Karen O said...

I love your flower mug rug. Thank you for sharing the process of making it with us.

Crickets Corner said...

Love,love,love your mug rug! Yours may wellbe my favorite. Thanks so much for creating it and sharing.

Kim said...

Very nice thank you for showing how to make it .

Gina said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for showing us how you made the mug rug! You are very talented! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

Maria said...

That's beautiful Marisa. You're so clever. Thanks for the inspiration.

Catskill Quilter said...

Wow! I enjoyed reading about your method, and the mug rug is stunning! Thank you for taking the time to share this post with us!

apple blossom said...

cool. nice job lovely outcome

Tammy said...

I love your mug rug. It is very cfreative and gorgeous.

Gmama Jane said...

You have a piece of art!! What a job well done! You should do more of this on a larger scale!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Newbie Jen said...

Fabulous tutorial. I would say you are feeding my inspiration!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is a real work of art! Thank you for showing how you created it.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Beautifully done. Very artistic. Thanks for the tut.

Kathy H said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing how you made it too.

vicki said...

Your mug rug is so cool! Thanks for sharing how you made it. vickise at gmail dot com

Simone said...

Seriously gorgeous! You did outstanding work. Thanks for inspiring me to try your technique!

Theresa said...

I just love your mug rug! Great job!!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Beautiful - and I love that you showed us how you went through the creative process! Thank you so much for sharing with us and hopping with us - I hope you had fun!

Joanne said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

Linda said...

This is just simply breathtaking! A truly stunning work of art! You sure did inspire me today to think about doing some intricate sewing!

Linda, from
lindapendantedreams.blogspot.ca

Squirrels do Sew said...

What a truly wonderful and creative way to make the flower. Thanks for the tutorial and the Mug Rug looks fabulous

Lotta

Connie said...

Beautiful mug rug Marisa! It is very unique, thanks for sharing!

Katherines Corner said...

this is so pretty and creative, love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

Jill said...

What a gorgeous Mug Rug Marisa! I LOVE that it was inspired by the flower and how you made it is brilliant!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mandy @HKCHIC said...

HI I am happy to tell you that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!!!

http://hkchic.blogspot.com/2013/04/second-liebster-award.html

Congratulations!!!

RobyGiup said...

Hi Marisa, it seems the "Find a Friend" linky party is working! ;)
I had a quick look at your blog and I've already find out so many useful tutorials! Of course I've just become a new follower!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Wow you have such talent. I just found you at the Crafty Spices Social Hop. Nice to meet you. I have 3 blogs and one in which I like others to share your creative talents. Would love to have you link up at The Creative Blog Hop I just started. It starts on Sunday and runs the week.
It is so nice to meet you and look forward to learning from you. Link below to party:
http://dollysdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-creative-blog-hop-9.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Kayla said...

What a fun blog! Thanks so much for sharing! Look forward to reading more soon!

Wanda Ann Olsen said...

Marisa,
This is absolutely beautiful. This is what I would love to do if I had spare time.
Thank you for stopping by Let's Get Social Sunday and following me. I am now following you too! Would love for you to come to my link party on Tuesday at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
Hugs,
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

MargeGoh said...

Wow love this very much. Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Lizbeth McGow said...

Well I'm lucky comment 100 for this post! As you can see I've been all over you blog but this one here just got my attention. What you do is art! Taking inspiration from this pretty flower and interpret it so beautifully requires an artist. Thank Yo so much for stopping by the Fluster Buster party I'm co-hosting and for following. I'm doing the same on G+ and subscribed by email. Have a great day! Lizy

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