|Two Owls Mug Rug|
One feature I particularly like to use is to make the appliqué pieces stand slightly proud creating an almost 3D effect. This is achieved by quilting very close around each appliqué piece. It actually distorts the shape of the branch making it rounded and more like a branch. It is very subtle and does not interfere with the use of the mug rug. I like the look it creates and it is a process I use often.
|I quilted close to the cross on my Easter Cross mug rugto make the cross puff up.|