Saturday, December 28, 2013

Coaster Days #1

I amuse myself by making fabric coasters this time of year. I like to give them as presents.

They offer a way to relax in the hectic days leading up to the holiday. I get all stressed out about it, my family notices...

How do you like this one? I gave it to my husband. I like it for several reasons:
  • It combines some very different fabrics: several shirtings with a Kaffe Fassett print you might recognize. 
  • I  like the way the striped fabric continues around 2 sides.
  • I like the way the chambray fabric interrupts the striped fabric.

When we lived in Germany, I liked the way they carried Christmas on for 12 days, from the day after Christmas until the day before Epiphany, formerly the last day of Christmas festivities, observed as a time of merrymaking (January 6, or the Twelfth Day). Well, I missed the first few days, but I propose bringing you an improvisation a day until January 6. 



  1. I love making coasters too. I haven't made any in awhile.

  2. I'm doing pot holders this week; seeking small, easily accomplished, useful projects. Coasters fit right into that category too.

  3. Coasters! That's what I'll do with all those strings I was about to toss out! What a great idea! And I do love yours, for all the reasons you point out. Rustic and modern, all at the same time.

  4. Do you put anything between the two layers?

  5. i don't! I'll talk about that in a post soon, good question.