I had a go making some placemats and coaters as a housewarming present and was very pleased with how they came out. Putting the binding on the coasters was extremly fiddly however - I am not sure I will be doing that again!
I also made a little bag as the wrapping for a birthday present. No lining, just a sewn square cut with crimping scissors to stop fraying.
Finally a question - anyone fancy a quilting bee? The two I have been in have pretty much come to an end. I thought I would ask here on the blog first before throwing it open to Flickr. I have a few ideas - do any out of the following list appeal?
- 2011 quilt - each month we make a block for another member of the bee using the month we are in as inspiration and using our own stash.
- Build a quilt - using our own stash we make a block for one other member each month following guidelines from them (colour, general style etc)
- Classic bee - one person posts out fabric each month for everyone else to make blocks.
- Improvtastic - some sort of bee based on improv blocks.
I think my preference is for something that involves bee members using their own stash and making one block a month for someone else. In traditional bees you might have to wait months before it is your go to have pretty blocks arriving in the post, but this way you would get something arriving each month! Let me know if you are interested. It would be open to people worldwide by the way and beginners, so if you have never done a bee before don't be shy!