Tropical is the theme of the blog lately. Perhaps it was that hour (yes you read that right) I spent in Providenciales the other day. Lovely tropical breezes and that really bright Caribbean sunshine got me in the summer mood. When I came across this coaster project on Purl Bee the other day I knew it would be a good little hostess gift.
I used felt from Michael’s rather than nice felt, but it worked just fine. I bought one square of each of the colors and two squares of the white. I found you could actually make three coasters from the colored felt, but I couldn’t face any more fiddly sewing of wedges to pith. Eight coasters are plenty.
I followed the directions on the Purl Bee site except I didn’t hand sew (horrors!). I scrounged through the thread vault and found colors that matched well enough for coasters and machine sewed the things together. I also had an overwhelming urge to pink the edges, so I did. My coasters a bit wonky, but they’ll do the trick under those beer bottles.
Now for some reason, I’m thinking I’d really like some lemon meringue pie…