Saturday, 21 September 2013

Craft Book Month: coasters from Suzuko Koseki's Natural Patchwork

Craft books? Love them, of course. So when I read this month is Craft Book Month over at Craft Buds, I had to join. I have been buying quite a few craft books in the last three years, since I started quilting, and I keep looking at then again and again. A part from making projects from Patchwork, Please by Ayumi Takahashi (thanks to the fun sew along on Flickr), I must say I've been a bit lazy with my craft books. Recently I did make this fun coaster from a very special book:


The fabric I used is all from a scrap pack I bought a while ago from Noeks, a really cool Dutch on line shop. They have some very interesting products and the scrap packs are the best I've seen so far. They're also very dynamic, adding new items and ideas frequently.
This is the back of the coaster, plain mixed linen. The square quilting is a bit tricky due to size but I think it looks good.


The project is from Suzuko Koseki's book Natural Patchwork, which has become a classic. There are some beautiful projects, in different sizes from this small coaster to lots of purses and bags. I'm also working on the beautiful cover tea cosy, the shape is really original.


And here are the coasters in the book:



Check out the books and projects at Craft Buds' Craft Book Month.

22 comments:

  1. Ah, what fun. I love the colors and the little birds.

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  2. It is always great to make things that can be used straight away - good job!

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  3. Love the coasters. This looks like a great book!

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  4. That book is new to me, will have to check it out.
    Your coasters are so nice. I like the birds on them.

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  5. Cute coasters! Love the little birds. Great job on the squares, always difficult to sew tiny.

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  6. Love the coasters--so great!
    I love craft and quilting books, but I fear my husband may be catching on to where all our money is going.

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  7. Wish I could open up that book! Great looking coaster!

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    1. You really have to see the book, it's got some very original projects and the instructions are very clear!

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  8. Pretty. I love birds and dots.

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  9. Your coasters are so cute and fun... love the fabrics you use!

    Susie

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  10. Very nice projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Those birds are just too cute on the coaster. :)

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  12. Great coasters and love the little birds! Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Love your fabric choice for these coasters. NIce stuff.

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  14. Thanks for showing the book. I'm looking for a better tea cozy. Love the fabric you used in your coaster.

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  15. So sweet! Love your fabrics and the ABC quilt posted just below this one!

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  16. How charming, its so nice to be inspired like this, fabulous!

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  17. cute little coasters! I love the birds! I'm planning on doing some Halloween coasters soon!

    Thank you so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. You show your beautiful fabric very well with these fun coasters.

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