"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Small table runner for a musical friend, and some teacup coasters.

I spend  waste far too much time on Pinterest and other links, because when it all boils down, I'm just looking and not doing!  But some things are so cute and quick, it is fun to have a go.  I found the link to these teacup coasters on the Down To Earth forum, and rushed off to make them immediately.  They looked very simple.  But I didn't stop to think about the size of the cup template, and botched my first attempt:

So the next day I tried again:

Oh...they don't actually look much different in those photos, do they?!  But none of them are as pretty as the originals on Stephanie's blog ( I will get the link later on and post it here if anyone is interested).

The table runner is for a friend who is a music teacher.  She doesn't know this is coming, so I'm hoping she isn't reading my blog regularly!

And that is just about the last of that piano keys fabric.  I bought a metre of it at a craft fair a year or so ago, and made very good use of it.


Jane Galley said...

love that table runner!

Annie said...

The coasters are precious! We all spend too much time on Pinterest. You are not alone.

Great use of your music fabric. A quilted keyboard is so clever!

Stephanie said...

Indeed, we all spend too much time on Pinterest {{smiles}} I try to go there AFTER my "chores" are done, but alas, sometimes I just need to look at all the beautiful things floating around the Interent world.

I so enjoyed seeing your tea cup coasters and I think they are simply delightful. Practice makes perfect and as you can see from my first attempt my coasters were found lacking. After making them for a year they are now just how I imagined them to be. Thank you for sharing :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!