June 8, 2009

Quilled Coasters

I finally finished these quilled coasters. The pattern is from The Book of Paper Quilling: Techniques & Projects for Paper Filigree by Malinda Johnston.
 
For some reason I had bought 4 of the coaster 'blanks', so I decided to design my own coaster:
I'm not entirely happy with it, but for the first time designing a quilled piece, it's pretty good. I also challenged myself to use up the short strips and random shapes that seem to be accumulating at an alarming rate. 
~Sarah

5 comments:

TattingChic said...

That is very pretty! I love quilling! It looks so nice in the coasters! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks! I think it's one of the easiest and fastest quilling projects that I've tried.

Gene and Charli said...

Isn't it funny how much you tend to accumulate? Your coasters are very nice. Have you tried using the mini marbles in them? They make a wonderful background for the quilling.

***Jon**** said...

Your quilling is lovely. I love the look of quilling.

Sarah said...

Gene & Charli - Yes, it is funny. It's so hard to throw anything away since 'I might be able to use it someday' and then it just sits there. I'm not sure if mini marbles would work, since there is just enough room for the quilling to fir into the coaster base.

jon - Thanks!