September 21, 2009

Pumpkin Coasters


Harvesting pumpkins from my little garden last week put me in a particularly Autumn-y mood. I needed something to decorate my wall that would celebrate the season as well as have a function. From the over-flowing bins of fabric scraps, Pumpkin Coasters were born... and what a better opportunity to try out my new-found InDesign skills than to create my very first PDF pattern!


These coasters are very versatile because they can be linked together. You can make a set of 4 or as many as needed. Pumpkin Coasters is a very simple & easy-to-make pattern, and is suited to quilters of any skill level!


I am very excited to make this PDF pattern available in my SHOP just in time for Autumn. It is a 4-page pattern which includes the cover, an instruction page including full colour photos, and 2 template pages. I have decided to make my simpler designs available as PDF patterns. My goal is to make most of my current designs available as printed pattern booklets and keep on creating new projects! My dream is to find my pattern booklets in shops across the world :o)

...but first I have to make them!

58 comments:

Ethne said...

Your other patterns available in PDF format would be great - in many ways it would save - you on P&P and all of us that live on the other side of the pond (or further afield) on the addition expense in postage but more importantly the delay in receiving a pattern we are itching to get started on. Waiting impatiently - Ethne

Tatkis said...

It is very nice coasters! Thank you very much for this opportunity to have your patterns in an easy-to-receive way :)

Tatyana from Russia

Dolci Fusa said...

The coasters are lovely and full of colour.k
I'm so happy for this new brand ;)
Veronica

Hippy at Heart said...

How gorgeous are those coasters. I shall be buying that pattern for sure.

Crea-Nette said...

you always have so wonderful ideas. The colours of the nice pumpkin coasters make desire for autumn.
Kind regards Janet

Sara said...

I'm sure your dream will come true, because your pattern booklets are so nice and your ideas so bright and warm
Sara in Italy

Paoletta said...

wonderful!!!! I love pumpkins!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

WOW - These are delightful Laurraine! I love them, they are so pretty!

Carolyn

Elizaniko said...

óóó, beautiful ! :o))

Laurie Anne said...

These coasters are so pretty I don't think I could use them as such! I would want to use them as decor instead :)

jacqueline said...

I love the idea of your patterns in PDF format! Looking forward to your new projects and i hope your able to squeeze in some cute house tapes. :) These coasters are sooo cute and lovely! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

They are fantastic! Love how they attach to each other, great detail.

Sonia said...

Absolutely gorgeous, my friend, you're so talented at creating such things ! And such a good way to reuse all these beautiful scraps !! You rock !!
xoxoxox

~Kristie said...

These are awesome!!! When I went to order in your Etsy shop, I didn't see any available. I definitely want to order the PDF pattern!!

Heather said...

These are too cute - can't wait to see more of your patterns available as a PDF - YAY!!!

Erika said...

your beautiful coasters are already sold :( are you going to put more for sale. I AM EXCITED!

susan said...

what a fabulous idea!!
i was thinking, you could even make them a bit bigger and use them as potholders/trivets!
cant wait to make a set for me, and everyone else i can think of!!

Poppyprint said...

Oooh, you are so clever! The button and tab links are a stroke of genius. These are adorable. Congratulation on your first .pdf pattern. It's the way to go!

Vacskamati said...

It's so lovely! :)

Judit said...

Congratulation, it is so beautiful!!

Sabri said...

Wonderful! It's possible to have pattern for tea puch cup and for muffins, too? I will buy it!

Heleen said...

They are lovely, and look real cosy!

Erika said...

Thank you for adding more patterns to your shop I already got mine and I just had a post talking about your new pattern and the links to your blog and shop I also added a couple of your pictures I hope you do not mind.
Erika

happy stitches said...

hi laurraine,
congratulations for the patterns in PDF. Does that mean I can order them for my webshop in the Netherlands as well?
willemijn
Happy Stitches

iSew said...

This is great!

cristina said...

Great news!!!Congratulations!!!

Emily said...

Those are cute as can be! You are a creative whirlwind!!! Way to go!
~Emily xx

Sew It Up! said...

It's great to hear you other patterns will also be available by PDF. I'm going over to your shop and buying this pattern. It's too cute.

Marysia said...

Your crafts and pictures are great!

Monikinha said...

I love it!!!!

Inis said...

Hello i want buy your Pattern , i can´t find it in your Shop !!!
Greetings from Germany
Inis

anna said...

Laurraine,
On my blog waiting for you distinction "the treasure in his hands."
You have a true gift, create beautiful things.
I greet and invite you to my blog.

annakorszewska.blogspot.com

Mandy at MaKC Creations said...

I've given you an award on my blog!
http://makccreations.blogspot.com

I love your stuff! Thanks for sharing!

ale balanzario said...

Congratulations!!, your pumking coaster looks so lovely, love the colors.
Ale.

Di said...

Congratulations!!!!,amei,adorei as aboboras,lindo como todos os seus trabalhos.
Di

Anonymous said...

Wonderfull, so nice, you are the best. Thank you for visit my blog and for yours comments. people like you made the life better, thank you again, hugs, Tania(www.taniapatchwork.arteblog.com.br)

susan said...

i made them!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98764574@N00/?saved=1
they turned out cute, but i need to work on my ribbon placement!
thanks again, and oh! i got the mag and fabric, thank you so much!!!

Elizaniko said...

Here is my pumpkin:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yetux5heXKE/SstQB42X6hI/AAAAAAAAM2w/3lvpvdxWBT0/s1600-h/P1070547+%28Small%29.JPG

Katie Bishop said...

Will you have any more available soon? They sold out just as I was entering my credit card info!

theknittingcowgirl said...

These are great!
I think you won't have problems in selling well a book if you do it a day! Your works are all gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I have been a huge fan of yours since I first saw the butterfly potholders. As soon as I found the Pretty Little Potholders book I bought it just so I had a pattern for those butterflies, haven't made one yet but I will. Please continue to create!

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um Beijo Carol

Mônica Schmidt said...

Hello, dear.
I'm from Brazil, and have a craft blog. I saw your blog on the blog of another friend, I knew, I was delighted with everything you do and put here.
already taken their link to follow you and come back more often. There goes the blog to know and follow me too!
Kisses with love =)

Margo in Maine said...

Loved making them..posted them on flickr...thanks ...great little project...I am using them on a door..

Daniela said...

I love all your work!
You are so talented and inspired!
Congratulation for you blog and work too :)
You are a source of inspiration to me .
All the best!

Silsine said...

We miss you!!!

claudia said...

very,very nice blog and very interested,i'd like'it,Congratulation!!!!
Have a nice day from Tenerife!!!!
Claudia

migdalowomi said...

This is beautyfuul:)

Натали Ш. said...

Hello!
I very much like your works.
I invite you in the blog behind awards

Java Venus said...

I love the colors and shapes of your coasters. It's all so very autumnal! Congratulations on your patterns!!

irina said...

Hello!

Nice blog with so beautiful things!I love them all!

Kisses,

Irina

Patricia Neri said...

It is now time that you do not put anything. We miss you. Kisses, Patricia, from Brazil

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Maria said...

OMGSH,
I recently found your site and am blown away by all the creative things.
I can not wait for the patterns for the pumpkin coasters and the teacups. Absolutely adorable.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent and creativity.

Blessings,
Maria

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Heather said...

Wow, I love those. I am so ready for fall!