I found something on the Moda Bake Shop that I thought might make a good gift for some people I know that drink wine. Of course you don't have to be drinking wine, but you do have to use a goblet type glass in order to use these. These are honeycomb wine coasters and you can find the recipe here.
This is a great site to go to for ideas! All the directions are there to make these wine coasters. I made a set of six and each one is different so people (hopefully) can remember which glass is theirs. If identification isn't a problem, they could all be made the same to match the tablecloth or decor. It didn't take long to make them - it would have been faster if I didn't have to unsew some of them.
|black and white|
|blues go well with my crystal|
|The other four coasters|
|See the top left one? It shows the iron-on vinyl that is on the bottom of each|
Last night I finished one more block for my Dear Jane quilt. I hand pieced this one to see if I could manage the tiny pieces. I'm kind of amazed that it came out as good as it did. I haven't decided yet if I will hand piece many more of them, but wanted to see how it went. I rather enjoyed doing it while watching TV. The block is 5" square unfinished.
Here's what A-5 looks like. I had my book spiral bound so it would be easier to make copies of the diagrams.
I made this block for my guild. There are 12 people to a group and we make one block per month. At the end of the year, there will be 12 sets of 12 blocks and each person who participated will get a set. Each month it is a different block and color. It's easy to do and I will receive 12 blocks in December to put together!
I plan to finish the 9-patch pinwheel blocks for the anniversary quilt today and next will be the sashing and trying to figure out how to put it all together. I still will need more pinwheels too.
It's another beautiful day here in Texas! I hope you enjoy your weekend.