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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

WIPs and Finished projects.

I have been so busy in the past week!  The Quilt Shop has been a very positive influence on my sewing, as I have found the confidence to make things that I would not have attempted previously.  I have bought many a pattern at craft shows, only to get home and have a closer look, and think "what on earth was I thinking?!"  I am now starting to work on and complete some of those patterns.

But I've also been making a few simple things as well, just to use up scraps and pieces of fabric that I've had for a while.  These are the smaller items, inspired by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose.  As I have written here previously, she posts some lovely tutorials on her blog, and I can't resist making the small ones because they are quick and easy, and use up scraps!
I've made some of the teacup coasters before, and have decided to make some more, using Xmas themed fabrics.  This is the first one I've done:

The next coasters are made from charm squares (5"squares) and a small doiley, or in this case, a crocheted table runner made up of small rounds, that I have cut into individual bits.  The doiley is sewn on to one square and backed with another.  I used different fabrics for the front and back.

The next thing I've made is a Halloween table mat.  The fabrics were at the Quilt shop for 50c a piece, and although we don't really celebrate Halloween, I do like the coloured fabrics that come out at this time of the year!  This just needs to have the wadding, backing and binding done to finish it off.  This photo is a bit pale, the purple is much deeper than it looks here.


Stephanie said...

My dear Gina, you continually bring me joy with your sweet posts....you are a gem :)

Your tea cup coaster looks fabulous, my friend! You have become quite the expert tea cup maker {{smiles}} And I love your doily coasters. The doily you used is very, very pretty.

Thank you for the many sweet comments on my blog as I always enjoy hearing from you. Have a splendid weekend. Lots of hugs being sent your way!

Jane Galley said...

great way to use the doilies. I'm getting closer to doing a quilt with mine

Selina B said...

very nice,
loved those tea cup coasters
been chasing cat fabrics for ages maybe i might have to look at the Halloween lot
cute little quilt too

thanx for sharing

Mrs.T said...

The teacup coaster turned out lovely, as did the one with the doily. Those teacup coasters are on my list of projects to try!