Years ago I made this folded star and loved it. There are so many versions on Internet but some pastel stars caught my attention.
I wanted to duplicate the texture and the colors but using something different and here is what I have done.
This was my first version of a folded strips octagon, made with Kona cotton fabrics.
Very excited with the result, I thought to make a pattern for this technique and these are the next versions- hexagons.
The piece with wide strips was designed to illustrate the technique, I love the pieces with narrow strips much more.
Isn’t great that all the strips come from the same fabric (Effervescence by Robert Kaufman)? That’s why I love gradation and rainbow fabrics. Buy 1 yard and you will have 4, 6 or even 8 colors!
What to do with the leftover strips?
Then I thought to make a design with strips in an intermediary width – the narrowest strips (1”) remain my favorite strips to work with.
It looks fabulous in polka dots, right?
Because the size of the designs is small (7” for most of the designs), I chose to finish these pieces as coasters.
That’s why there is a big free-of-folds piece in the center- to accommodate a mug.
In the last moment I added some more designs…
It is such a FUN project.
Imagine them in Christmas fabrics!
If you want to make your own coasters, click on the image below.