I love a scrap busting project - anything to use up those tiny offcuts of gorgeous fabrics that I can never bear to throw away. I keep them all in a drawstring bag, ready for projects just like this one.
I recently made this set of six patchwork coasters for my Mum's mother's day pressie. This quick project was a perfect combination of scrap busting and patchworking.
The fabric scraps I used were left over from the blue bunting I made for my Mum's dining room back in November. The fabric was originally from ohsewcrafty.co.uk and matches her collection of blue pottery.
Construction was very straight forward. For each coaster, I used two 5" squares of the patterned fabrics and a 5" square of cream polycotten fabric for the back. Each of the patterned fabrics was cut into triangles diagonally and then sewn together. Inside, I used a square of iron-on wadding. It was then just a case of sewing around three edges, turning right side out, pressing and topstitching.
I had a lot of fun playing around with colour and pattern combinations until I finally settled on these. I think these look great and my Mum really liked them - they look so cute on her pine dresser with all her blue and white china!