A small gesture
August 11, 2009
I made these coasters out of scraps I bought from Lotta Jansdotter. The backs are white scraps from my stash. The batting is from the quilt fiasco. Because the machine is set up and everything was on hand, it took me about 30 minutes to whip these up. I wrapped them up with a little ribbon and included a jar of tomatoes from our garden - a small gesture for a friend.
Very cute idea! I love it!
Posted by: Dianne | August 11, 2009 at 07:09 PM
I was just designing some quilt tops and I found there were some leftover pieces... you've given me a great idea how to use them up!
Posted by: Audrie | August 11, 2009 at 07:31 PM
What a great idea! I will definitely keep that in mind.
Posted by: Pam | August 11, 2009 at 07:44 PM
Lovely! Great fabric scraps, too. What friend wouldn't love to get something so lovely?
Posted by: Shannon | August 11, 2009 at 07:59 PM
what a sweet idea! it's now on my list of 'things to make'
Posted by: Marrissa | August 11, 2009 at 08:06 PM
You are so thoughtful and creative. What a great idea.
Posted by: MNMMOM2k | August 11, 2009 at 08:23 PM
gorgeous. god i love lotta jansdotter.
Posted by: tammie | August 11, 2009 at 08:30 PM
I love these!
Posted by: Kelly | August 11, 2009 at 08:49 PM
What a sweet and thoughtful gift - I love the presentation of the garden fresh fruit.
Posted by: PaperDollyGirl | August 11, 2009 at 09:03 PM
Cute! I have been wanting to make some of those, just havent gotten around to it yet.
Posted by: Wendy | August 11, 2009 at 09:08 PM
Posted by: Mama Urchin | August 11, 2009 at 09:34 PM
i'm copying this, erin. the simplicity is brilliant, you know.
Posted by: cloth.paper.string | August 11, 2009 at 09:48 PM
What a lucky friend!
Posted by: Julie | August 11, 2009 at 10:19 PM
Great idea! Thank you for sharing!
Posted by: Julie | August 11, 2009 at 10:20 PM
a small but very pretty gesture!
Posted by: Casey | August 11, 2009 at 10:35 PM
Hmm. Just the encouragement I need to get out the fabric that is screaming to be made into placemats. Thank you!
Posted by: suzanne | August 11, 2009 at 10:37 PM
what you can do in thirty minutes...amazing!
Posted by: kristyn | August 11, 2009 at 10:58 PM
love them! I am going to make some soon. Thanks for the idea! btw, I just love your blog.
Posted by: amy | August 11, 2009 at 11:04 PM
You are definitely the right kind of friend to have. Beautiful and thoughtful gift; I'm sure your friend will love it.
Do you use the insulated batting for your coasters?
Posted by: Kim D. | August 12, 2009 at 12:41 AM
You thoughtful friend.
Posted by: Ali | August 12, 2009 at 02:26 AM
I personally think this was so sweet of you.
I would love for a friend to knock at my door and hand me this gift.
gifts from the heart are the best in mho
Posted by: kathie | August 12, 2009 at 03:15 AM
Posted by: Abby | August 12, 2009 at 07:21 AM
Fabulous! What a lucky friend! I love that Lotta fabric sooo much.
Posted by: kate | August 12, 2009 at 07:40 AM
Thanks for the cute idea. Are they waterproof? Do you add an extra layer of anything inside to make them so or does the batting do it? Thanks again!
Posted by: Cindy | August 12, 2009 at 07:59 AM
: ) love 'em!
Posted by: Marcia | August 12, 2009 at 08:13 AM
Cute! Love the fabric.
Posted by: Jackie | August 12, 2009 at 09:16 AM
Posted by: beki | August 12, 2009 at 09:18 AM
what a great gift!
Posted by: kyndale | August 12, 2009 at 10:02 AM
So cute and thoughtful. Those tomatoes look like little jewels.
Posted by: Katie | August 12, 2009 at 10:21 AM
Posted by: Knitterella | August 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM
What a sweet idea. I am sure your friend is grateful.
Posted by: Teresa | August 12, 2009 at 11:08 AM
Such a perfect gift, e. You're the sweetest. xo
Posted by: betsy | August 12, 2009 at 11:16 AM
Posted by: julie | August 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM
This is so nice!
Posted by: Sarah | August 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM
I have been looking for coasters for us that don't break (which is what happened to all the coasters we own except for one lone survivor) this is the perfect idea!!!
Posted by: Jody | August 12, 2009 at 01:53 PM
You will be making a lot of coasters if you are using that batting!
They look great.
Posted by: Cheryl Arkison | August 12, 2009 at 02:03 PM
nice idea. very thoughtful. and really cute fabric too.
Posted by: Pam | August 12, 2009 at 04:00 PM
It maybe small but I think it's a great idea. You have me thinking about Christmas presents.
Posted by: Beth | August 12, 2009 at 07:00 PM
Posted by: bettyann | August 13, 2009 at 01:06 AM
you are SO kind.
Posted by: leslie | August 13, 2009 at 08:21 AM
What a great friend you are to have made something SO BEAUTIFUL!!! A handmade quilt just screams of love and memories, in my opinion, and I'm sure she'll treasure it always.
Posted by: Margie | August 13, 2009 at 12:00 PM
They are perfect heather! I think such a gift would make my whole week! I'm sure your friend was so touched.
Posted by: Stefani | August 21, 2009 at 08:02 PM
I love these! I've been searching for a good homemade stocking stuffer or teacher gift to make ahead of time - these might just fit the bill!
Posted by: Deanna | August 24, 2009 at 06:54 PM