Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Compulsive Hobby of the Week: Coasters!

Not to say that there will be one each week, but here's my creative undertaking for the week: quilted coasters! I've searched Shanghai for affordable, stylish coasters to protect desk, table, and all other vulnerable furnitur
e pieces from drippy drinks with no luck. I saw this project on Martha Stewart's Magazine and set to work. I've got 2 bins of fabric at home and this was a great project to get rid of some of those tiny pieces. You might notice that the squares are not terribly straight, but I think they're kind of nice anyway--so nice that I made 15 (I suppose I could always have some in the wash...) I hope the roommates like them.

I tried a few different patterns. This one was by far the ugliest. Oh my.