Hello and welcome to Day 6 of the SEW SEASONAL Blog Hop! A big thank you to Kristy of Quiet Play and Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts for inviting me to be a part of the seasonal fun and for making the patterns available FREE to everyone during the hop!
My partner today is the lovely and talented Charlotte from Lawson and Lotti so be sure to pop over and see what paper pieced project she has made! The full list of participants for the entire hop is a little further down so keep scrolling!
I was assigned Block 8 of the ornamental baubles. The pattern has sizing options for a 5" or 10" finished block so I decided to make the 5" block and make a pair of pot holders! I love making pot holders -- they make great hostess gifts.
|Borders added to make them bigger.|
|Four layers: pieced top, InsulBright, wadding, back.|
I tried some free-motion quilting on each of the pot holders. I drew the holly shape on with a disappearing ink fabric marker and stitched over the marker lines. It really stands out on the back. I embroidered a 'hook' for the top of the bauble and did stitch in the ditch so there was some definition of the bauble on the back too. Once squared, I added the binding (cut at 2.25" wide and machine stitched on).
I attached a piece of ribbon to the centre of each hot pad so that I could hang them from my utensil rack or from the handles on my cupboard doors.
And two more pictures showing the front and backs of the set.
And there you have it - a set of hot pads or trivets for some festive cheer in your kitchen. A nice gift for a hostess or teacher perhaps.
Here is a list of everyone participating in the hop:
Sew Seasonal Blog Hop
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins
Join the Sew Seasonal Flickr group to share your own completed projects made from the patterns available during the hop - there will be prizes! Check out this list of sponsors and the prizes! Wow!
Awesome Launch Day giveaways at Blossom Heart Quilts and Quiet Play2 x $10 vouchers
Joy by Kate Spain – full fat quarter bundle + panel
2 x $25 vouchers
1 x $25 voucher
$30 gift voucher
Japanese Christmas fabric – fat eighth bundle
Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop?
Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabrics has set up a special discount code on Christmas fabrics in her shop!
If you need supplies, be sure to check it out.
The code is “sewseasonal10” and is for 10% off all Christmas fabric (Joy, Blitzen, and Sentiments) through November 18th.
A charm pack or layer cake will work perfectly for Ornamental!