It’s here! And, I have to admit, sometimes I look at myself like this
When I wonder what I was thinking signing up for anything during the same week as this
Yes, our youngest one graduated yesterday and for the first time in more than 20 years, we have no kids in school. It is just weird.
Now, flowers…I love flowers… these are just a few recent pictures on my phone
I’ve been meaning to make some flower coasters for my mom who is in town for graduation.
Aren’t they so cute?
Anyway, I decided to use this tutorial and shrink it down to coaster size. When I make coasters, I make them about 4.5 inches. First I pieced my block (using 2″ squares and 1″ squares) then I added border strips of 1.5″. I used a scrap of batting and a scrap for the back… choose the back color so it works for the binding. I trimmed my front piece to 4.75″ before quilting it.
Layer and quilt then trim the batting even with the front… do not cut the backing fabric
I like to trim the backing to 5/8″ then double folded it to create a binding.
I prefer to hand stitch these down with an applique stitch but you could certainly use your machine.
And, voila, you have a flower coaster to hold your iced summer drink.
Or your coffee…flowers and coffee work, too! Thanks for stopping in and please drop by and see Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks...she’s got a great prize up for grabs! Thanks, Carla, for all the fun!
Here’s the rest of the schedule
Life in the Scrapatch
Words & Stitches
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Why Knot Kwilt