Tuesday, February 15, 2011
here's one element of my christmas gift for my mom (given to her late because our family did not get to spend christmas together). i knew i wanted to give her something hand-made, and i'm glad i opened up last-minute patchwork + quilted gifts for inspiration. these coasters are super cute and easy-peasy to make.
i made things trickier than the pattern called for by piecing two different fabrics on each side and using some half-square triangles (half-square triangles!) which was fine, but actually bulked things up a lot with extra seams so my machine kind of choked when it came time to quilt these puppies. i spent a lot of time with my seam ripper and going back over the more difficult areas very very very very slowly. so if you look closely you can see my goofs. but i'm sure my mom doesn't care. i hope.
i love the colors (yellow, obviously) and i got to use one of my favorite fabrics from naomi ito. maybe i need a set for myself?