Thursday, June 5, 2014

messing around

the triangles made me do it

Yesterday I dug into my scraps for a bit of messing around at the end of my work day.  Pulled out a stack of linen triangles (naughty little things) and some of my favorite scrap fabrics.  Hmmm... coasters?  Yes, we need them.  Check.

good morning coasters

messing around

TWENTY-FOUR coasters?  Uh.... yeah, I got a little carried away.

At one point I thought I could keep 12 and find homes for the others. This morning I realized there is no scenario in which twelve glasses would be resting simultaneously on my humble coffee table.  I mean, sure, my kids are known to swipe them to use as bookmarks (the weirdos) and there are always a few under the sofa, but twelve?  Still excessive, maybe.

making coasters

Making those hourglass blocks was just too good, too easy.  And I wanted to use up all the linen, which I know I'll avoid for general patchworks.  Today I've cut backings and battings, using up those skinny batting scraps that come off the edges of quilts.  Now begins the dirty work of finishing them up.  Do turning and edge stitching make anyone else nervous? 

Good news is I've finished one and they're going to be DARN cute. 

Back to it.  See you on the other side!

12 comments:

  1. I even like them all grouped together for a cute little wall-hanging.....do you ever not make something cute?? :) Maybe you should keep the 12 and have a giveaway and invite 11 of us over (random drawing) for a girl's day of coffee, quilts and book club! Wouldn't that be fun! :)

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  2. I like it when you get messy!! this is looking gorgeous with the mix of colors and neutral!

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  3. Have you tried Hanky Linen? The colour range isn't as big as other linen ranges but I've just used it in one of my quilts and sewed with a 1/4" seam - not problem with shrinkage or fraying/tearing yet. PS love that your kids steal your coasters for book marks!

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  4. Beautiful scraps! I especially love that grey one with the orange and white flowers, I have some sitting in my fabric cabinet waiting for the right project.

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  5. 12 seems about right to me! I bought 8 coasters for my new house last year (2 packs of 4). Couldn't tell you where any of them are now and there's only me and my husband here!! :)

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    1. Haha! So maybe I should hang on to 12.... =)

      Sometimes I find them in the oddest places.

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  6. oooh, these are going to be wonderful. And, I use my coasters as bookmarks, too :)

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  7. Had to smile a lot. If you don't know where to put those twelve coasters send them to me. ;) No, seriously: who doesn't need 24 coasters?! :) :) :) I recently (two days ago) played with my scraps, too. It's not something I often do but I had so much fun. I think I'll repeat that soon. But I have too many, too small, to unusable scraps. Have to come up with ideas for them or eeek throw them away. Someday...

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    1. Haha! Well, I have a plan to start a new project that uses my "crumb" scraps. Maybe it'll inspire you =). It is use them or lose them, right?

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  8. I had to laugh because my kids use coasters as bookmarks too! And as always, thanks for the inspiration...I've been thinking about making some new ones for a couple weeks now. Hourglass blocks are a perfect idea!

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