This project was whirling around in my brain at around 4 a.m. this morning. I'm not sure if the results look homemade in a cool way, or in a sloppy way, but it was a new technique for me. Sort of a poor man's applique. (or woman-sewing-during-nap-time applique).
I really like tea/coffee images if they're modern and not sort of Victorian. I love the Kaffe Fassett rice bowls quilt, which reminds me of tea cups.
But today, I went for it. Just something to put my coffee mug on. Roughly modeled on the coasters I made from Bend-the-Rules Sewing pattern. They're really a little big for coasters, because I was thinking about a cup of coffee and a biscotti or toast and tea. I think I prefer the "tea cups" to the coffee mugs, just because there's something fun about the coasters.
I also tried my hand at writing with the sewing machine. Not great results, but at least I know I can do it. This whole sewing thing is really an exercise in learning through doing.
If I have time tomorrow, I might make a drawstring bag to keep them in.