Stitching Sunshine



Welcome to my stop on the Stitching Sunshine blog hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks.




As I was cutting up the fabric to make my little sunshines, a song kept playing over and over in my mind "Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together..." 

(I'll share the video at the end of this post to add a little extra sunshininess to your day).

The theme for this blog hop was Sunshine, so I thought I'd make some fun little coasters. I gathered a handful of orange, yellow and red scraps and cut out the pieces freehand. Arranged them on charm squares and took them over to my sewing machine to applique.

I decided to use black thread because I really quite like that defined look around each shape.



Once appliqued, I sandwiched with batting and backing and did some quilting with that same black thread. Black/charcoal print fabric for the bindings and these little coasters are ready to use.


Here's the list of my fellow Stitching Sunshine blog hop participants. Go and have a little look at what sunshiney things everyone has made.
Monday, June 22nd
Tuesday, June 23rd
Wednesday, June 24th
Thursday, June 25th
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64 comments

  1. Cute, cute, cute! Love your sunshine’s

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  2. Very cute. They will bring a ray of Sunshine to the table.

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    1. Yes, they definitely will add a bit of brightness to tea time :)

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    1. Thank you very much. I'm pleased with how they turned out.

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  4. What a lovely way to bring a little sunshine into the day!

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    1. Thank you. We can always do with a little bit of sunshininess in our days :)

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  5. What fun! These are perfect for outdoor meals in the sunshine. x

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    1. Thanks Kay. We do love having lunch out in the garden during the summer time, though at the moment, it's quite chilly.

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  6. Perfect for summertime sipping. The black binding really makes the sun shine!

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    1. Thank you. Originally I'd planned on a yellow and white stripe binding but it was a little bit wishy washy, but really like how the black turned out too :)

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  7. I really love your coasters. The black thread and binding really make the colors pop!

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    1. Thank you. I like how they turned out too and have already put them to good use ;-)

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  8. I love the coasters, great use of the theme.

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  9. Your post just brightened my day:)

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    1. Hi Vicki, I'm super pleased to read this. We can always do with some extra brightness in our day :)

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  10. Your sunshine lollipop coasters are sure fun. They remind me of a Modern style bear paw block! Love them!

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    1. Thanks Joan. They were fun to make and really easy, with no measuring required ;-)

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  11. Adorable coasters, thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Your fabrics are incredible. The coasters are beautiful. The quilting and the binding add a classy touch.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm very pleased with how they turned out :)

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  13. Such bright and cheery coasters. I love your stitchery lines. It's amazing how something so small can be bold and bright!

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    1. They're happy little things and were super easy to make. I'm wondering if I might get ahead with Christmas gifts and start making a whole bunch of these to hand out :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Oh goodness, these are just the cutest and happiest little coasters I've seen. I love the black stitching on them, too. Thank you for sharing your sunshine today!

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    1. I really enjoyed this blog theme and just new I wanted to make something with this scrappy sunshine idea. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. What a delightful tune and your coasters bring about the same feelings. Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows - nothing but smiles. Love the stitching and your coasters!!!

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    1. Thanks Carla and thanks for hosting such a lovely blog hop. I really enjoyed thinking about what to make for this one and have loved visiting other bloggers to see what they came up with. Such fun :)

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  16. fun colors and a cute design!!

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  17. Fun coasters! I love how bright and cheerful they are!

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    1. Thank you Claudia. They were really fun to make, especially with that tune playing in my head.

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  18. What a cute way to make curved suns! Love your coasters! Thank you for the video. I remember that song and movie -- Ski Party!

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    1. Hi Charlene, thanks for your lovely comment. I didn't know this song was on Ski Party - I'll have to go and have a google.

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  19. All so pretty and bright. I love that binding fabric, too.

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  20. Your coasters are wonderful. I like the fact that you used black for the stitching.
    Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Nancy. The black has made the colours pop a little bit more than normal. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  21. Thanks for sharing your wonderful sunny coaster!

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  22. Your coasters are cute! And thanks for the song! :-)

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  23. Those coasters will surely cheer up any room. SEW perfect for the Hop, too!

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  24. So cool. I really love your coasters. On my to-do list right now.

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  25. Beautiful coasters Anorina, I have not hear that song for years 😁😁

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  26. Very pretty bits of sunshine!

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  27. Those are wonderful coasters! A great inspiration for some yellow and orange scraps!

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  28. Cute and cheery coasters. I like the use of black thread.

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  29. Those are very cute coasters! Thanks for sharing your bright, sunny idea!

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  30. Nice that you could make such cute coasters using scraps! I love the free-form style of them... like they're supposed to be sort of wonky. Looking at the list of bloggers, I'm surprised to see how many people are still blogging! Seems that more than half of the people I followed just six to seven years ago, have stopped. Have you switched your blog to the New Blogger format? No surprise that it requires learning a few things, and doesn't function with pictures as well as the old version. Sometimes WordPress looks really attractive.

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  31. Awwwww gosh, these sunny shine coasters are so adorable. I love them Anorina

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  32. These are so sweet! Very fun looking!:)

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  33. Just loving these sunshiny blocks!

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  34. The coasters are so bright and sunshiny. They couldn't be any more perfect for this hop. Have a sunshiny day!

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  35. The freestyle appliqué approach is definitely liberating. Looks like making them was a breeze too.
    Beautiful and Bright and Not Too Hard = Win Win Win!!!

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  36. I love this type of applique and the effect of the black thread . Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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