Friday, June 20, 2008

Jean Coasters

The good news is that I am finally posting about all of the projects I've done in the recent weeks. The bad news is that I hurt my wrist (probably due to the marathon knitting done at the hospital the other night), and that most of my crafting endeavors are out of the question until my wrist is feeling better. Since I have several blog back logged projects, I am considering it a blessing in disguise.

On with the show.

While it is still not technically summer, here in Florida we have already had one full week of temperatures bordering 100 degrees F. I am behind on clothes shopping for the kids, especially for my oldest, because she is not wearing hand me downs. On a particularly hot day when there were no shorts to be found, my DH took scissors to my DD jeans and made long shorts. Not wanting to throw away perfectly good material, I decided to make the remnants much needed coasters. The following is the result.

Process:
I simply cut the jean material into 4" x 4" squares. I did the same to some wool felt (the felt adds an element of waterproofness to the absorbency of the jean material). I layered the jean and felt, then did some simple, geometric machine quilting to attach the pieces. Voila!

2 comments:

The Gadabout Knitter said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your wrist! I'm guessing you're not coming to WB tonight then? Maybe you'd like to just come over and hang out for a bit then?

Gerwerken said...

I am still hoping to go to WB tonight, but I might not be knitting. I have a brace on, and my wrist is feeling much better, but I haven't tested knitting yet.