Born to be Wild: Monstera Coasters

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the 'Born to be Wild' blog hop. This hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt is themed around the jungle. It could be wild jungle animals or using print fabrics to represent the wild.


I had a think about it and decided that I'd go with the jungle theme, but the flora, rather than the fauna. With the idea of using a monstera leaf in my design, I used my monstera deliciosa plant (one of my in my house) as my muse. Isn't she a pretty one?

I drew up some of the leaves on the back of applique paper and pressed them to some solid green fabric. Once I'd machine appliqued the leaves onto some cream linen fabric, I used my Crafters Edge Crossover II to cut them into circular shapes along with the green print backing fabric in the same size.

For the fusible batting in the centre, I chose the smaller size circle in the Crafters Edge set which worked out perfectly. With the fabric right sides together, I used the edge of the batting as my sewing guide, before turning them out and hand sewing the coasters closed.

So there we have it, my monstera coasters, all ready to protect my table from cup rings. Be sure to visit these other creative people who are also participating in the Born to be Wild blog hop.

May 17th


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31 comments

Karen's Korner said...

Pretty and practical. Nice work.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your coasters are so pretty, and such a great idea for the hop!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

I love your coasters. So simple yet so amazing! I am definitely putting this on my to do list. I love the Crafters Edge Circle Dies!

Stitchin At Home said...

A beautiful set of coasters!

Carol said...

Awesome coasters! The leaves are beautiful and those circles from Crafter's Edge are so neat--I asked for those in my next request list. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Arbour said...

What a great idea. You did a fabulous job on the applique. Very neat and clean. Perfect stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Alissa said...

Those are so cute! And practical, good job!

Carol S. said...

Beautiful and "wild" coasters with a great tutorial...love it! Your stitching on them looks perfect and the CE circles make cutting so easy. Thank you for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

Those are so pretty. One of my favorite leaves! Isn't it fun to use the Crafter's Edge dies?
:-)

Lori Smanski said...

these are very pretty. how fun the will look on your table. thanks for sharing.

thepiececorps said...

Love it!🌴

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

The Circle dies are my favorite and the ones I have used the most so far from Crafter's Edge. I do love Monstera leaves too and they make great coasters!

Danice G said...

Oh those coasters are adorable!

Quilting Gail said...

Pretty coasters!

Rebecca Smith said...

They’re almost too pretty to use!

Raewyn said...

What a great idea - the Monstera motif against the linen is so effective!

Vicki in MN said...

What a great leaf for your inspiration!

Lianne makes stuff said...

They look great, I think I need a crafters edge set of dies. Your Monstera looks very happy where it is

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Your work is so detailed and smooth. Thanks so much for sharing those lovely coasters.

Cheryll said...

Gotta LuV that leaf...I use it as a quilting design too.
Well done for your contribution to this hop...xox

Maria said...

Fabulous coasters you made for the Blog Hop....

Annie said...

These are great monstera coasters! Perfect for use all summer long. A clever project for the Wild blog hop.

Sharon said...

Wonderful coasters! Thank you for sharing your project.

tink's mom said...

What a terrific idea. These are great looking coasters perfect for the jungle theme.

Susan said...

Great idea and a perfect project for this hop!

FlourishingPalms said...

These are so cute! They'd be popular here in Florida, for sure. I like your method for making them, but then anything with a circle steals my heart. You did a great job!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a great idea for this hop! The coasters look great! xx

For the love of geese said...

Your coasters are fabulous.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the fact that you chose your own path for this Hop project! All of the other bloggers I've visited thus far have gone the animal route. Your coasters and their inspiration plant are gorgeous!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What a great idea - and those leaves are just gorgeous!

Leah said...

These are lovely! Such nice stitching.