Shamrock Coasters

Shamrock Coasters
Last weekend, my mother and I embarked on some St. Patrick's day sewing.  Mom made a table runner and I made a dozen coasters of the for leaf clover variety.

Evolution of binding
I used four fat quarters for the tops and backing, and Bella Solids jelly roll strips for the binding.  Binding is time consuming work, especially when dealing with 48 corners.  I miter the corners and usually miter the binding joints as well however, on small items such as coasters, I finish the binding with a simple, straight joint.

Clover Quilting
The coasters were quilted using a free motion trefoil design.  I think these will look great with a mug of green beer!

Happy St. Patrick's day!

1 comment:

Sewhappy said...

Fantastic idea, I love it! The quilting is the perfect finish.