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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You Need A Little Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush Mug Rug Quilt  #MarcusMugShot
In my last post, I told you about the Marcus Makers Mug Shot campaign.  This is my little 
9 x 10 inch Mug Rug, called Sugar Rush.....a sweet little quilt that was fairly quick to make.  (Named Sugar Rush because every hot beverage tastes better with a sweet treat.)

When I knew I had to start dreaming up a design for a mug rug, I wanted very much to do something a little different.  The answer came in a beautiful antique quilt I saw.  I love this block for how unusual the star is.....and who doesn't love a star block?!  

Now, having never made the block before, and with only a photo to go on, I wasn't sure I wanted to commit to making enough for a whole quilt, but playing with the pieces for one block was very do-able.  So....I went about figuring out the block components, sizes, fabrics and colors.  English Paper Piecing was the way to go and made it super fast as well. 

I have to say....I am often intrigued by a new block, sometimes intimidated as well.  Perhaps it's really hard and beyond my piecing skill set?  Maybe requires a new technique I've never tried but would like to?  These little micro-mini quilts are the perfect answer!  Try that new block or technique ~ make just one block ~ and decide if you want to go further with more blocks and a bigger quilt.  If one block is all that is meant to be, then make it into a mug rug or micro-mini quilt.

(Like the coffee mug?  It was a gift from a dear friend.  There are some days.....)  

I think these little quilts are very versatile and want lots more of them to decorate with, and tuck here and there.  It's a perfect size spilling out of a basket or drawer.  As a table topper for a small table or night stand, and can be a welcome addition to a small wall that needs a little something extra.  It's a cozy quilt idea for mugs and much more!

As promised, you can purchase a Sugar Rush quilt kit, complete with the exact fabrics I used from my Conestoga Crossing collection, and includes a 100 ct pack of EPP triangles....all for just $10 postage (within the US) included!  

If you'd like to make Sugar Rush using your own choice of Marcus Fabrics, you can also buy just the package of Isosceles Triangle papers.  

My Sugar Rush Mug Rug pattern is FREE!  Click here to download the pattern.

Be sure to take a photo of your Marcus MugShot quilt and post it to Instagram using the hashtag
#MarcusMugShot for a chance to win a weekly prize!!  If you're not on Instagram, you can also email your photo as well.

Marcus awarded the first prize this week.  Check it out on the Marcus Mentions blog.  

It's easy....so join the fun!!  Click here for all the MugShot Challenge details.  


  1. Very nice job! I have never paper pieced with that shape before.
    You are very brave to venture into new territory for an online SAL!! : )

  2. Great pattern, and I love the black print fabric.

  3. I have loved that star block for a long time, but haven't been brave enough to give it a go. With the small size and only one block necessary I think it is time!
    Thank you!

  4. 'Sounds like a lot of fun + prizes. Looking forward to seeing your new Sugar Rush pattern.