I made this mug rug for a good friend of mine and my co-teacher. When drawing with the kids we would often draw the same two scenes....the beach or a little nature/garden scene. I was originally going to make a beach for her, but when I was going through my scrap basket some of my fabrics were just screaming tree. So I spent some time playing around and came up with this.
I quilted spikes of grass, swirly "leaves" in the tree, some detail on the bird and lines of "bark" on the tree. I pieced it together with raw edge applique and I quilted her name in the corner. For one of my first adventures in applique I think it turned out pretty good. The picture doesn't do much for it though! I think I will make more of the little art mug rugs. It was quick and fun to do!