Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, December 1, 2018

More holiday stitching

Now that I'm caught up with all the holiday have-to-do's, I'm able to focus on stitching just for fun.

I spent a few hours making a baker's dozen of quilted coasters for extra gifts and for our house.

I just sandwich scraps of batting between squares or rectangles of fabric and quilt in long lines, chain-stitch style. Then I square them up and zigzag around the edges. They finish at about four inches square, but they do shrink with the quilting, so cut them a little larger than the finished size.

And my little wool and cotton table mat found a place in the guest bathroom, topped with a tiny tree from my mother.

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

Lynda said...

Sherrie, Love the idea of quilting a large piece and then cutting it up into coasters. So much easier than each little one. Great tip. That table mat is so sweet and with your mom's tree. Looks like you are ready!