My December 2022 One Monthly Goal was to finish five Sashiko coasters and one Sashiko small rectangular pillow from Sashiko squares stitched this past year for Christmas/birthday presents for my friend Kristen who was born on Christmas Day. I’ll start with the 10″ x 15″ pillow as it is my favorite of these small finishes. I bought the cats stencil on Etsy, but the shop I bought it from no longer has it in stock. I did find it in a different Etsy shop. I first used this stencil when I made an Orange Sashiko Kitties Coaster for my friend, Wendy, who loves the color orange. For the cats on Kristen’s pillow, I used Weeks Variegated Caribbean Size 8 thread. Here’s the front of the pillow that I quilted with Aurafil Jade 50 wt thread (4093):
In case anyone is curious about the turquoise snowflakes above the pillow, those are the bottom part of a Turquoise Christmas Tree panel I had quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting a couple years ago.
Here are the five finished Sashiko coasters:
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: Dec 2022 One Monthly Goal Finish.