The mug rug I made for Rex arrived so is safe to post pics. In one way, this little mug rug represents the balance that is a traditional concept for this month through the Equinox we celebrate.
This mug rug was pieced strips that were cut on 45 degree angle, turned, then rejoined & cut again to make a leaf shape. I used 2 pieces of batting to make it just a bit more heat resistant in case it is used as a table pot holder. Its not heat resistant enough to use for the oven.
The backside is a Halloween stripe and I love how it looks. You can see the decorative stitch I used on the top to make the leaf veins. Then I found a dark green for binding and was able to keep the two points on it.