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Thursday, December 17, 2015

mini quilt and 4 coasters

 I really like making these foundation pieced mini quilts and I just had to make another one.  It is similar to the one last week and this is a little larger.
 I do simple quilting around the blocks and I used varigated thread.
 Here is the back before I quilted the front....
 Here are four coasters I made from some string blocks I made from scraps of fabric.  Some strips were only one inch wide and ended up ½" in the block or less.  I usually like the look of straight line quilting but didn't like it on the first coaster....so on the others I changed to the #4 stitch at 3.5 wide and 1.5 length.  The fronts and backs are each quilted separately and then right sides joined together and turned and top stitched.  Very fun and very easy.
Here are the backs of the coasters....

Linking to crazy mom quilts finish it up Friday
and Connie at Freemotion by the River Linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl


  1. Oh what wonderfully colourful finishes - especially the coasters, a perfect way to end 2015 and start the new year in style :)

    1. Thanks Carie...those coasters are so fun I just want to keep making them!


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