I am flushed with success.
Following my recent (and first ever) quilting triumph with The Coaster ...
I got all excited and made, wait for it, 18 more.
Can I just repeat that? Eighteen more!
The pinkish ones are for my bestest friend, whose living room is full of aubergines (the colour, not the vegetable) and purple hues, and whose birthday was um, back in the first week of November. (I am a bad bad friend).
The sage green ones with dark brown thread are made from an upholstery fabric sample book found at Reverse Art Truck and also seen en blogge this time last year being made into Christmas cards. Mum and Dad's lounge room is all sage greens and chocolate browns, so these will do nicely for my Mum's birthday, which was, um, the second week of November. (I am a bad, bad daughter).
And the other six, I hear the mathematically minded amongst you ask politely?
Blue floral with red quilting thread, for my dear friend L whose birthday is in APRIL. Thank god, I'm ahead of schedule somewhere in my life. They didn't make the photograph because it was kind of dark by then and I was practically sewing by candlelight. I am nothing if not obsessive.
I am also planning pink ones for another friend as a thank you for the loan of the clown stilt pants.
Oh, and a big shout-out of a thank you to Jane, who provided me with the batting used in the coasters. Ages ago, Jane and I indulged in The Great Chocolate Biscuit Competition, and she used quilting batting to wrap up a Persephone book that she also kindly popped into the parcel alongside the biscuits. I remember looking at the little wad of fluffy batting stuff bemusedly (not being a madly talented quilter in those days) and shoving it into the drawer with all those other things that may come in useful one day, and lo, when I suddenly had the urge to make and quilt eighteen little coasters, I knew where to turn. (Moral of story: don't throw away STUFF).