Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Stash: Green Edition

Thanks for everyone's kind emails and comments about Newton. It's getting easier every day but it's still so weird to not have him here by me. Every once in awhile I'll get a thought of "oh, I need to let Newton in" or think I see him out of the corner of my eye and then get sad when he's not there. At least Mason has stopped asking me every few minutes "are you happy now, Mom?".

I decided to join in this week in the "Sunday Stash" meme. It's fun going around to different members of the group and getting a little peek at different peoples fabric stashes. Everyone usually just shows one or two great fabrics they currently have in their stash - and it's a great way to see new fabrics you may not have seen before!

sunday stash: green edition

I LOVE this green pair from Denyse Schmidts' line "Katie Jump Rope". It's an oldie but a goodie for me -- and it seems like everyone and their dog has these prints in their stash but I just can't help it - green always has been and always will be my favorite color.

sunday stash: green edition

The plaid one reminds me of golf shorts -- I would love to have a pair of shorts in that print to wear when I go golfing!

I was doing a bunch of sewing today and had my new Orla Kiely cup close by with my standard lemonade inside. It kept getting condensation on the outside from all the ice and getting my sewing table wet - so what else could I do then reach into my scrap pile and whip up a cute little coaster in just a few minutes?

new coaster & cup

It seriously took me just a second to make and it turned out SO cute. I can see making a bunch of these for a cute and personal housewarming or birthday gift.

coaster detail

The top is some orange flowers and the bottom is some green polka dots. Technically it's reversible, too!

coaster detail

I just cut 2 squares about 6" x 6" and sewed them up on 3 sides, turned them, then stuck some batting in between, folded in and stitched up the opening, then did some crazy zig zag quilting to keep them together. SO simple.

coaster back.

4 comments:

  1. I know, green has been my fav forever too. These are great fabrics. I love the coasters too, i need to do stuff like that with my scraps.

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  2. Ooo, so cute. I may have to try these soon!

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  3. love the coasters....easy, quick, and you get to get rid of all the scraps laying around.

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  4. You always have the best ideas...and why do costers always remind me of the Fasslers?

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