Friday, February 22, 2013

This week’s finish

Hot Pads using Serenata Fabrics

I had two projects this week - neither of which was a quilt.  Weird.  The first was a set of hot pads for a friend of mine.  I’m loving the new Serenata line by Riley Blake by the way.  To go with the hot pads I have a tutorial over on The Fabric Mill’s blog.  It’s pretty straightforward stuff for most quilters, but for those sewers and crafters who don’t know how to do machine binding I explain it step by step.  While I was at it I made several more hot pads for myself too.  My older ones were looking pretty sorry. 

The second was this bag which I'll show more of later.  It's a quick and easy pattern, but I need a bag that is a bit more narrow and a bit taller.  I'm going to tweak the measurements and make another out of these- (yes, more Serenata - see I told you loved it.)

Serenata Fabric from Riley Blake

I’m feeling a little low on both creativity AND time this past week.  I wouldn’t call it a rut exactly, but it’s been nice to take a little break and some reading instead.  I still do have this stack of ginghams that is calling my name.  My original idea for using these was a 14” block but the math is killin’ my brain this week.  For some reason this block is just not coming together like they usually do.  Hopefully with a little more sleep and at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted time I can figure it out. 

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday


  1. Sometimes little projects are good to do in between the big ones ; )
    Gives us an accomplishment.

  2. I have never thought to use a single piece of fabric on each side for a potholder..doh! That would be soo much easier and a quick satisfying project! Love yours!!

  3. I really love Serenata, such great colors! I'm excited to see what you make with the ginghams and thanks for the shout-out!

  4. Those blues and greys with a touch of yellow are pretty. I'd also like to see what you do with gingham. I always want to make a dress out of it :)

  5. Love your pile of fabric! Fantastic together!


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