I crocheted 8 coasters and I'm still not sure that I have found what I will give for my coaster exchange so I am still trying to figure that out. All of the photos I have seen on the group's flickr account are of quilted coasters and I am not comfortable enough with my beginner quilting to do that so, I don't know that I have the right concept. I took the 6th and 7th ones apart to make the ones below. I gave the 8th one to someone in the office who LOVED it and her coffee cup fits perfectly on it. It is the same pattern as the one on the left but out of the thread of the ones below. If any of you know about this kind of thing, I would like your input. For me, the kind of crochet on the left with the finer cotton thread is my kind of crocheted coaster. Dainty. But this came out too small. I have looked at hundreds of patterns and most of what I see is like the ones below so I made them with Sugar n Cream thread.
I have decided that it won't be any of these and I will keep looking for "just the right thing" to make.
I hemmed an old sweatshirt I cut apart to wear while I am sitting around the house doing this kind of thing. Why I hemmed it I have no idea other than when the kids saw it last year they thought I was nuts so I thought it would look better if I hemmed it. I mean really, the cat and I are the only ones who see me in it and I know she doesn't care if it looks nicer. I even cut slits in the cuffs so I could poke my thumbs through and keep my hands warm while I do needlework. It is very functional.
I put together block 8 of the quilt a long. No reason for starting with 8 other than it was the one closest to the machine when I started sewing. What? It's put together wrong you say? Of course it is.
EVERY time I make this block, I do it wrong first (this one is from my sampler class last fall)