If you click to enlarge, you can see the quilting pattern (of sorts).
Don't look TOO closely though.
( I heart you Sis)
The 2nd mug rug attempt was made in the ticker tape design, and since I love puzzles, I thought it might be an enjoyable challenge. I made a scrappy one, using Stitched in Color's Bottled Rainbow directions as a guide. What fun! Since my scraps were limited, I created some from yardage and a couple of precut squares.
My first 2 times of actually quilting! I know, they don't look very professional, but I had fun in the process.