I'm going to a sort of housewarming tonight so I made these coasters today as a gift for Suzan. There is mounting guilt that this is the first thing I've made for her after having the sewing machine for almost 5 months and hopefully this small but heartfelt gift will assuage some of that. I'm really into these 30's reproduction fabrics at the moment so I thought they would be great. I'm still learning and I'm pretty slow and as a result, these took SO much longer than I expected. I just keep telling myself that everything is a learning experience and that ripping stitches out is character building. . .
I also made a little coaster for Scott. He's been resting his drinks on an old piece of copy paper and that was making me crazy. So I took some scraps from my quilting class and stitched one together for him too.
It's a bit small for a proper coaster. He says just about the right size for a Red Bull. Or one of those five hour energy drinks.