I needed more practice with applique, so I found some patterns (coloring book online) of shamrocks and made some. They are not the four-leaf clover kind, but shamrocks.
For the binding of the mug rugs I used one of the pieces of binding I won a couple of weeks ago or so. It was a little narrow, so I sewed it between the top and bottom and then turned the mug rug right side out. I still need a bit more practice; the corners are a bit wonky, but then so am I.