Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Time to start drinking

I've finished the new project that I mentioned the other day:
Coasters! I am really happy with the way that these turned out. They are made out of cotton fabric and batting and silk screened with sweet little animal motifs on top. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while now, silk screening over quilting. I was initially planning on quilting more than this but I really like the simplicity of this. They are for sale in my Etsy shop.

In other news, my sister Lauren's birthday is tomorrow and I told her I would make her a quilt for her new queen size bed. And I haven't started it yet. Yeeps.
I asked her in February if she would like one for her birthday. I didn't want to just surprise her with one. That would pretty much guarantee that she wouldn't like it. I have such difficulty making gifts that I know that people will like...I usually just make gifts that I really like. So she said that she wanted one and I thought "It's February! June is so far away!" June 6 seemed very very far away ever since then. But now it's tomorrow. Oops. This weekend I plan on getting that well underway. I am very excited because after showing her several options that I could make for her, she chose something like this or this. I love these quilts, I can't wait to make one!


  1. What a good idea for the coasters. I think the otters are my favorite. And looks like you're in for a busy weekend!

  2. your coasters are cute.

    imagine my surprise when I clicked the link and my quilt popped up on my screen! wow. happy quilting. it's really a fun one to make. thanks for the link. :)

  3. Wow -- I just discovered you today, from the photo of your quilt over on Calamity Kim's site. Your work is absolutely lovely! I so appreciate your nice tutorial on how you made the doll quilt, and hope that you're back in the swing now and keep coming back to share more with us. (The coasters, too, are utterly fabulous.)

  4. Love these coasters! Good luck with the quilting, what a sister you are :)