Monday, October 02, 2006

(Roller) Coasters

I have no idea where this weekend went! I guess that means I was having fun. :)

Here is one of the two little gift projects I mentioned I was working on. (I won't be able to show the other until after the winter holidays!) These little coasters were a birthday gift for a new friend here in Finland. I hadn't been to her home before, so I decided I'd just use every color I had! The back of each is a solid square of the little fish fabric. I made eight coasters in all and they measure approximately four inches square. Another friend helped me with some of the pinning and the layout. She said with some surprise, "this is actually fun!" Maybe a new recruit to quilting?! Who knows. :) Here are a few more of our finished coasters:

15 comments:

floribunda said...

those coasters are so cute -- I'm sure your friend will love them!

carolyn said...

those are super cute!!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

What a nice gifty for your friend!

I am glad to see your Vanill arrived and a few other nice goodies!! I love those color catcher sheets...most handy!

Nancy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Such bright, cheery fabric, she will love them.
Nancy in MT

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

They are very cute - something *else* to try.

Lois R. said...

Too cute! Hmm... I am suddenly having a strange craving for Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers...

Cynthia said...

they are so lovely and bright. I'm sure your friend will like them.

bettsy said...

I love the fish fabric - it is so happy. And I love that you used different blocks to make them, it makes them so much more individual. Very cute!

Angie said...

Such a cute gift...bright and cheery, and so useful! I have a thing for coasters LOL

Suze said...

What a great gift. I really like those wild colors......... Looks like you had a good weekend.

Fiona said...

They look like good fun to make and good fun to look at too.

Samantha said...

those are adorable! hooray for your new recruit!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Very nice gifts! And, it is fun to do something quick every once in a while and get it all done the same day!!! You should make a few for yourself while you are still in the mood - I try to make things for myself on the side at the same time!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Ruth said...

Great coasters, are you learning Finnish? I understand it's a really difficult language?

Tonya R said...

those are really fun. great hostess gift.