T'was 9 days before Christmas, and all through the house, Allie was running around like a chicken with its head cut off....ok, so I'm no poet. But it's true. So much for my stress-free, not-going-to-make-anything Christmas. Yesterday, I realized I needed a small gift for a cousin, who is hosting our Christmas get-together. And the design wheels started spinning. I wanted something she could use all year, not just at Christmas, so I started drawing. Oh did that feel good, to be drawing again!
I'm making them into coasters, I'm a bit tired of "mug rugs" so coasters it is. I have one stitched up and when I've done a few, and have them together, I'm going to tea dye them. I probably won't bind them in the usual way, I'll just "birth" them and then do a running stitch around the inside edge. Here's a video that explains the "birthing" process - Birthing a Quilt if you've never done it before.
I wasn't sure if she preferred coffee or tea, so I've got them both covered.
If you'd like to make your own coasters, or enlarge them for applique, you can find the pattern here.....Break Time!
I also think they'd look great on tea towels. Wonder if I have any!
I finished Michelle's stitchery design, I'm making it into a small wall-hanging for mum, and will put magnets on the back so she can hang it on the fridge. Her walls are plaster and hard to hang things from.
Isn't that just an adorable design? I love it, Michelle! And I know mum will too. It was nice hand-quilting something again, I've missed that too. I'm still working on hubby's quilt, it's not coming easily, but I'll get there. He knows it won't be finished for the big day.
I hope you're further along with your Christmas - I don't even have a tree up yet!