Woww! It’s the end of 2018. What a wonderful year it has been! In my latest video (this one) I did a short review of 2018. There were so many things to be proud of, and many things to learn from. I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for me.

As you could see in that video as well, I’m still working on my Tree Tree House quilt, so I didn’t finish it completely. BUT I’m still super happy that I listed it for my TTW of november/december since I’ve made such progress on it!

Thank you all so much for joining me in the first two editions of Tackle That WIP. In the new year we’ll continue with TTW each month. I’m contacting designers and brands to sponsor the give always at the end of each month. So make sure to join in in the first week of the month to not miss a new TTW. (I’ll also announce them on Instagram.)

How did you so on the November/December challenge? I saw lovely projects on the Instagram. Looking forward to see who accomplished their goals! This is how far I got on my Tree Tree House quilt. Next I need to sew all the blocks together and quilt it.

Some things to keep in mind when participating:

  • Post a picture of the WIP you want to finish this month. Enter again at the end of the month to have a change to win this months price.
  • Upload your own pictures only, don’t enter with a WIP that’s not yours
  • Please do check out some of the other WIPs and let’s encourage each other!
  • By entering a picture you give Sugaridoo permission to feature your project on the Sugaridoo social media channels
  • Please don’t link to Etsy stores, giveaways or other linky parties.

There we go for November + December:

Inlinkz Link Party

This months price

The price for this month is a surprise box with crochet or quilt goodies. I’ll contact the winner by email so then you can let me know your preference :)

Have a lovely lovely new year!
xo Irene

Hi there happy crafter!

Yess, I sat behind my sewing machine again and did what I love most. CREATING. It feels so good to make something! Not thinking about ‘It should be perfect’, not thinking about ‘I’m not sure how this will turn out’. Just taking the time to try and to create.

Most of my YouTube videos are about thing I’d like to try, things that I would like to learn. I thinks it’s so much fun to learn together. That’s why I love making those video’s. Not because I want to tell show you exactly how you should do it, but I hope to inspire you to try those things yourself.

And I really hope you notice that my work isn’t perfect, it doesn’t have to be. I need to remind myself sometimes, but it’s not about making flawless projects. I think it’s all about the making, that’s the fun part. The end result is a nice extra ;)

So here is my recipe for the coasters I made this week. You can check out the YouTube video or just read on.

What do we need

Let’s get started

First thing to do, cut 5″ squares from your fabrics.

Plade two squares on to of each other, right sides facing. Draw a diagonal line and sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance on both sides of the line.

Cut on the line and press the squares open. You now made two squares from half square triangles.

Make multiple color combinations.

Now take two squares and placer them with the right sides facing each other. Sew around the outer edges and leave a gap open to turn the coaster in side out.

Trim off the corners. This will help make your corners more crisp.

I used a knitting needle to push my corners out.

Now insert a piece of 4″ batting like a duvet in a duvet cover :) The knitting needle might come in handy again!

And then your ready to quilt. I stitched with a nice contrasting color. You can start by stitching all around to outer edge to sew the hole close. The pick a design from the ebook and start making some fun coasters!

I used designs #86, #44, #54 and #91. I love how those designs turn out in such small quilting projects. I would looove to see your coasters or other projects where you use the quilt designs from the ebook. Tag me @sugaridoo or use #SugaridooQuilting so I can find you.

Thank you so much for visiting. I’m super happy to have you here.

Happy Crafting!

xo Irene