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
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64 comments

Lu said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love your sunshine’s

Karen's Korner said...

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

mumbird3 said...

Adorable and sew creative!,,

Karen S said...

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

Kay said...

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

Podunk Pretties said...

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

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

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

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the coasters, great use of the theme.

Vicki in MN said...

Your post just brightened my day:)

Calicojoan said...

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

For the love of geese said...

So cute.

Karrin Hurd said...

Adorable coasters, thanks so much for sharing!

Betty C said...

Very cool!!

Vasudha said...

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

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

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

Carol S. said...

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!

Carla said...

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!!!

Marian said...

fun colors and a cute design!!

claudia said...

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

Charlene McCain said...

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

Danice G said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful sunny coaster!

works4me said...

Wonderful coasters.

Quilting Gail said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Lu :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

The Joyful Quilter said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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 :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Rebecca :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Betty

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

tubakk said...

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

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are adorable! What a fun idea!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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 :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Marian :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you so much Danice :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

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

kiwikid said...

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

kiwikid said...

Heard not hear !! 🤔

Susan said...

Very pretty bits of sunshine!

Kathleen said...

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

Sue D said...

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

teachpany said...

Such fun suns! Very cute.

Carol said...

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

FlourishingPalms said...

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.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

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

audrey said...

These are so sweet! Very fun looking!:)

KaHolly said...

Just loving these sunshiny blocks!

LJ said...

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

Preeti said...

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!!!

tink's mom said...

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