Bird of Paradise coasters

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enjoy! I enlarged the design to 5" for these coasters (mug rugs?).

What you will need

  • batiks

Q&A with Darns

Scheri Manson asked:
These are so pretty. Now you just need a cool cocktail with a paper umbrella and a good book ;-)
Darns answered:
Thanks, Scheri! Since the grapefruit has ripened on the tree, we have been having greyhounds or salty dogs in the afternoon on the patio! (fresh grapefruit juice & vodka - really good!) No paper umbrellas though -
Pam NZ asked:
Oh Darns your coasters are scrummy!!! The batiks are just perfect... but then when aren't they LOL? Hmmm Salty Dogs??? And what does Mr Wallace have to say about this LOL?
Darns answered:
Thanks, Pam! Batiks can do no wrong. Wallace is OK with anything that gets him outside in the yard - must keep a lookout for that pesky cat!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Sweet little coasters! Such a pretty pattern when done up in your colors.
Darns answered:
Thanks! I love using batiks!
janebrant1048682 asked:
Lovely, I can just see a tall, frosty glass of something to go with them....
Darns answered:
Or a short frosty glass of something ....
QuiltDude asked:
I like 'em. I like 'em a lot. Making coasters is the perfect way to practice the paper piecing without committing to a full quilt and really showing off your skills and fabric. Clever idea, Darns. I like 'em [did I already say that??]
Darns answered:
Thanks, QuiltDude! and also thank you for your suggestion to use writing pad paper to do the paper piecing. It's lighter than copy paper and much easier to remove. Thanks to you and Costco I now have enought yellow pads to last a long, long time!!

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