Thursday, October 9, 2014

maple leaf coasters

I'm usually not a huge fan of seasonal sewing, but lately I've been crushing hard on Modern Maple quilts popping up all over blogland. I think it's such a perfectly perfect autumn quilt, don't you?


Now, since I only have one properly functioning leg at the moment and doctor's order to stay in bed as much as possible, I decided to hold off on attempting the whole quilt and make maple leaf coasters instead (they were inspired by these lovely coasters made by Karen).


I used Maple Leaf pattern from Lynne and Kerry' s cute little book, but I made my squares slightly smaller (they finished at 1.5").


I hand quilted the coasters using 2 strands of embroidery thread and bound them the way I would a quilt, only I cut my double fold binding at 2" instead of my usual 2.5".


Oh, and I used some old Echino I had on hand for the backing.

All in all, this was such a wonderfully satisfying, super quick project. And very useful, too. Because, really, we can always use more coasters in our house :)

Talk to you soon friends. Svetlana

Linking up to Finish it up Friday.

17 comments:

  1. How lovely! What a great quick project.

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  2. I'm the same way about seasonal sewing...meh! Your blocks are cute though.

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  3. Krasne, Svetlanko! Koukam, ze nelenosis :) Jola

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  4. So cute - love the hand stitching/quilting and the use of yellow for the binding

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  5. Oh I love all the maple leaves I'm seeing around blogland too! Cute coasters! Jxo

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  6. Oh so beautiful, Svetlana! This block has been on my list since I saw a quilt in a handmade holiday book made with it.

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  7. I love the maple leaf pattern!! More fun than churn dash! :-)

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  8. So cute! The hand quilting really adds a nice texture to the coasters.

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  9. I'm not a fan of the maple leaf pattern as a whole quilt, but your little coasters are just adorable..... Maybe I will give this block a go and make a coaster or 2. Gorgeous....

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  10. So glad you could do a little sewing. These are darling!

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  11. very nice coasters and just the job whilst resting the leg, hope it is back to full use soon

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  12. Haha - I had the same feeling seeing all this maple leaf quilts! Your coaster idea is perfect and I really like your hand quilting! Eva

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  13. Now you've inspired me to make some.....such a great fall gift!

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  14. The coasters are beautiful and perfect for the season. The stitching adds a nice touch!

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  15. Thanks for the link to all the Maple leaf creations.... your coasters are delightful. I love how the colors pop on the gray. I made a little maple leaf creation as well a couple of years ago . You can check it out here if you desire....

    http://thegirlfriendgap.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-smiles-beauty-takes-time.html

    This year I made some leaf coasters from old shirts and flannel.
    http://thegirlfriendgap.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-sweet-and-sour-of-life.html

    Hope you are soon good as new. Sending you get well wishes.
    Janita

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  16. Looks like you're mastering the 1 footed sewing technique well :o) Hope you're feeling much better soon!

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