I did end up with an unanticipated dilemma, however.
Here is the mug rug I created, along with a small "envelope" as gift-wrap.
and here is the one I brought home!
This little gem was created by Erica Mitchell.
Now for the dilemma: how do you ever use something this cool as a coaster?? Seriously??
There is no way in the world that the bottom of any coffee cup of mine is making contact with this tiny little quilt masquerading as a "mug rug". Sorry, folks. It's a quilt, and it will soon be hanging on my studio wall. Over and out.