A big thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for bringing us this hop!
Here's the list of today's participants:
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (me)
This hop is all about gifts we can make to show someone how much they mean to us. I think small gifts are great for that, since making too many larger gifts during the holidays can get impossible.
I always seem to gravitate towards mug rugs and coasters for these blog hops, and for gifts that I make, so my project today is a combination of the two. Basically, large coasters, or small mug rugs lol.
I wanted to dig into my vast stash of wool felt, and use some of it up. I decided to make my version of the traditional Grandmother's Garden block; I really love hexis!
So here's the result; Grandmother's Garden Coasters/Mug Rugs:
I used different color combos based solely on what I had on hand. The hexagons have one inch sides, and the coasters are 6.5" squares (two per coaster; one for the backing). Seven hexagons make up each flower; with the center being gold.
I also dug into my stash of embroidery floss and used floss that matched the different wool felt colors as best as I could. The hexis are sewn down with a blanket stitch, and the coasters are edged that way as well.
I think a set of these would make a lovely, heartfelt gift!
I look forward to reading your comments, and will respond to them all via email unless you are a No Reply Blogger.
Be sure to visit everyone participating in this fun hop:
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
These are adorable, and yes they would be a delightful gift!ReplyDelete
A great gift idea. I love the size of them. I could see one in the centre of a table with a vase of flowers sitting on it.ReplyDelete
Nice idea to use some felt for these.ReplyDelete
I haven't done anything like these, but I think they are lovely, and a wonderful gift to receive. They are so happy and pretty to view.ReplyDelete
These are lovely. Never thought to use my wool this way. The possibilities are endless.ReplyDelete
What a pretty set of coasters! That's a really good gift idea.ReplyDelete
I agree - what pretty coasters! I enjoy stitching with wool, and this idea would be fun.ReplyDelete
Love these mug rugs/coasters! I have been wondering what to do with my wool stash! These will make perfect gifts! Your stitching is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
these are lovely. and I agree they would make a lovely and heartfelt gift. thanks for sharing today.ReplyDelete
I knew the queen of wool projects (you) would share a wonderful gift idea and you did not disappoint. These are so sweet...thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
These turned out fantastic and your stitching is lovely. These will make perfect gifts!ReplyDelete
Adorable mug rugs, and great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Hi, Elizabeth - I always look forward to seeing what adorable wool project you'll make. These are clever!ReplyDelete
Beautiful wool coasters. What sweet gifts they will beReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your wool coasters ... SEW cute!ReplyDelete
Very sweet and well as being practical.ReplyDelete
These are so cute. Love the wool!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful work!! Those coasters are really sweet and charming. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for hopping. Great gift ideas.ReplyDelete
These make such sweet, heartfelt gifts. Your stitches are just perfection!ReplyDelete
A beautiful set of coasters. Who wouldn't love it. Great idea for sure and the pattern is perfection.ReplyDelete
I am allergic to wool, but I so love little projects that are made with this tectured fiber.ReplyDelete
These are darling and such a good idea! Your blanket stitch is beautiful. I only have white wool felt, so I need to get out and find a nice variety like you have.ReplyDelete
Those are absolutely gorgeous. No one can stitch the way you can. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your cute coaster idea with us!ReplyDelete
I love Grandmother's Flower Garden and you used them perfectly. Great gift!ReplyDelete
These are so pretty! What a great gift!ReplyDelete
These are so sweet and a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing xxReplyDelete
They would make a lovely heart felt gift.ReplyDelete