I have had Ayumi's lovely book, Patchwork Style, since it first became available on Amazon and have had my eye on a few of the projects in it. When Lindsey and Debbie decided to host a sew-along, I jumped on board. I know I won't make all the projects in the book if only for the reason that it overlaps our vacation next month. But I surely could not resist making these cute bell pepper coasters.
Our hydrangea bushes are starting to bloom and they are so, so lovely. I just had to use them as a photo prop.
I also followed Penny's instructions for making the matching hot pad. I put a double layer of Insulbrite to ensure that the recipient would not get burned. These will be a little gift for our son's Finnish friends, who will be meeting us in Helsinki and giving us a personal tour while we are there next month.
I keep the twill tape from fat quarter bundles and this one from Moda worked well for the stems.
I didn't realize that one coaster had the lining sewn on wrong side out until I took this photo. That makes it a unique set, because I'm not going to rip it out.
There's one Zakka 2.0 project completed and one gift ready to travel to Europe.