Friday, July 15, 2011

Maison Fleurie

This little freebie, "Maison Fleurie" by Chantal Jordan, caught my eye and just cried out to be stitched. I had a lovely piece of pale pink hand-dyed Vikki Clayton linen that was perfect for it. Of course, my camera had other ideas about the color. The first image is closer to the pink color, but not nearly as pretty. I don't know where that little flaw in the center came from. It's not on the real thing.

I used to make these coasters all the time. I guess this kind of finish has gone out of fashion, but it's so easy to finish a design this way. The stitching is protected, and this particular type of coaster is large enough to hold a mug comfortably. I have a lot of these all over my condo.


26 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh it's wonderful!!! I've never seen coasters like that. I'll have to find some -- a great way to finish a project! Thanks for the link. I love this design!

Miss 376 said...

These things seem to go in cycles. I think it's a lovely way to showcase your stitching

Karen said...

That's a beautiful little coaster! Love the freebie, thanks for the link!

Ranae said...

A cute little piece. I will have to look for some of them coasters, no sew ha! lol
Thanks for the link

Carol said...

You always track down the prettiest freebies, Annie! I really like this design--especially on the pink linen. I always planned on stitching my mom a set of hummingbird coasters--guess I'd better get to it if they're ever going to get done :)

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend...

butterfly said...

so sweet just love it.

Theresa said...

This is such a lovely finish!!!!! making it into a coaster is such a great idea!!! May I ask where I could find them?

Annie said...

Theresa,

These are hard to find. I think they are made in the UK and not distributed very widely on this side of the pond. I bought mine a long time ago.

I see that an Etsy seller has some:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/39120509/counted-cross-stitch-acrylic-coasters

They really are wonderful, light weight and easy to use. The ones you often see are much heavier, more like a paper weight. Those use a self-stick cork on the bottom. These just snap into place and work much better.

Mary Joan said...

Love the design and have now downloaded it, and hope one day to stitch it. I love the colours and I have lots of coasters from long ago, in my stash. One day I will use them! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Stitching

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

You have very stylish coasters for sure!

Cameras tend to act out from time to time. Mine did and now is working somehow good again.

Annette said...

What a cute litlle coaster... It looks great... beautifill design

nima said...

wow..that's lovely...beautiful coaster

Lois said...

What a sweet finish Annie! Just perfect for the coaster.

KarenV said...

What a sweet, sweet finish! I've made a few stitched coasters - they're a great finish for small pieces. I think I might have to stitch this little design for myself, it's lovely.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely finish Annie =) Adorable!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous little coaster!

Melanie said...

Super cute!!
It makes a great coaster. And if you ever get tired of it, you can always finish it some other way. Can't say that about some of the flat fold finishes people do nowadays.

Saritha said...

Wow!!they look so pretty!!How do you cover them like that??It looks super cool!!

Siobhan said...

That is so sweet! What a great idea to make it into a coaster.

Pumpkin said...

That's a great finish Annie and a wonderful way to display your stitching :o)

Farm Girl said...

It's such a pretty design Annie, looks great as a coaster. Looks like very fine linen though, would test my eyes I think. Thanks for the link to the design.

gazette94 said...

lovely design, perfect stitching for the most cute little coaster !
Your blog, Annie is a mine of great ideas and fun, I love it !

Raven/Missy said...

The coaster looks wonderful! I don't finish that way because I can't find any coasters that actually fit a coffee mug and/or a glass.

♥ Nia said...

How could I ever imagine that I would receive this lovely gift?!?! :D
Annie, it's so pretty!! Even prettier to see on my hand!! thank you sweetie :)
It was so kind of you.. you made my heart smile! ♥

And the card was just perfect! :)
Hugs&Smiles, Nia

Anne said...

Love your coasters!! They are definitely nicer than the octangular ones which as you said, are much heavier and bulky. I do have three of them as I use them on my wooden side tables. They sure do come in handy, so I think I shall be looking to make a few for Christmas gifts. :)

Binchy said...

Elles sont SLUBLIMES ces maisons fleuries.
Toutes mes félicitations et très bonne continuation.
A bientôt.
Bises.