Thursday, 28 August 2014

Making my pot holder/coaster

So you know how as a quilter you make lots of things for other people because you hope they'll 'ooh!' and 'aah!' over them, hoping they'll also appreciate how much work you've put into their gift and love it just that bit more because it's handmade and made with love?

Well, sometimes, for me, this means I never get round to making stuff for me!

For over a year now, when I've sat at my sewing machine and had a nice cup of tea, I've put the cup down on my desk and then mumbled and grumbled every time I've had to clean up the mug ring afterwards.

I needed a coaster (or pot holder, whichever you wish to call it!)

I kept putting this task off, thinking I had all the time in the world to do it, but never quite getting round to it, until today! Today I picked up my copy of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine and in it was a pattern and design for a coaster!

Taking this as a sign, I began work! Here are a couple of photos taken of work in progress, 

And I finally have a beautiful coaster on my desk. I made something for me. What have you made lately that has just been for you?

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