This week I spent a bit of time sorting out some of my little pieces of favourite fabric determined to make them into something. If you’re anything like me these treasures just get stuck in a scrap drawer and get forgotten about. So I was on a mini mission to liberate some of them and I decided to make some drinks coasters.
Some time ago on my old blog I made a few coasters using a hexagon pattern and I decided to use the same pattern (old blog post is here) again.
Anyway here they are,
I love this soft grey Tilda fabric – so pretty.
and that bird fabric was my one and only purchase from my visit to the Festival of Quilts last year – does anyone recognise it?
I made 9 in total and took one into work to pretty up my desk, the others will have their first use later today.
I’ve also been busy doing a bit more on Jane,
L13 Harvest Moon – machine pieced and reverse appliqued. Some hand sewing with this one which was nice as I sat in front of the TV watching Strictly Come Dancing and sewed.
G1 Hattie’s Hen House – machine pieced and reverse appliqued just like the previous one. These two were very similar indeed, I wonder if when Jane made her blocks she used to ‘fixate’ on one method for a while before moving on to another, I suppose the trick is to make all those similar blocks together so you get good at the technique.
G4 Shutter Bug – This one is foundation pieced over one piece of paper which I found so much nicer than having lots of little pieces left at the end to sew together.
I’m now going to have a look through my collection of WIPs to see which one is going to get some attention this month – anyone know when a current project becomes a WIP? Maybe I can count DJ as a WIP now?
Until next time,