I saw a post on Quiltville's blog yesterday. She gave away a free pattern for a mug rug here. I don't want to start "new" projects, but I just couldn't help myself. I did add the small red border to the pattern. I seldom follow a pattern exactly.
When I printed the paper piecing patterns, I couldn't believe how small the trees were. This is small. You can use your crumb stash here. That stippling is really, really small.
I attached the back like Ricky Timms does. You make the part that looks like a binding an extra border on the top. The back is two pieces partially sewn together leaving a turning hole. I added the hanging loop before the back. Sew the back all the way around, clip the corners, and turn the mug rug. Next you press the edges and then quilt. I added the label after turning. I should have added it before I attached the back. It is iron on, but caught in one of the quilting lines. This was a WAY fun project. I was very excited about it all the way through. I am going to enlarge the pattern and see what I can do with a larger version.