Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Potholders & . . . .

. . . and this insulated casserole-sized hot pad

 Our local quilt guide is having another potholder swap 

I really enjoyed last year's swap, I decided I'd do it again.

Picked out two leftover chisel strip blocks 
and some fabric 
I posted a photo of the entire piece here
Ended up with this hotpad
and two pot holders, too.

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Had to take time to stitch up a couple of labels before finishing the three pieces

I had such fun creating these as I was at my Bernina.
I 'em.

You may have noticed that these pieces are finished with a 'pinked' edge with triple stitching.

Not the traditional edge finish
so they won't be part of the guild's swap.

Not to worry, they won't go to waste, that's for certain.
Into the basket with the rest of my creative giftables.
: ^ )

While I was making these I found a couple more pieces that would make a great .  .  .  .  .

hugs


16 comments:

  1. Nice choice of colors. I liked the pinked edges.

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    1. Well, thanks tons, Betty. Not the traditional binding, but it's something that I kinda like - especially since these three items are made to be utilitarian rather than fancy-mancy.
      The edges looks great with even the first washing and only improve with each following laundering.
      thanks for stopping by
      hugs

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  2. I bet Bernina was happy to get some love. Great job.

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    1. Bernina has been getting a work out, what with all the drawstring bags, box bags, and what not, she's a happy machine.
      AND, not a bit envious of my beautiful Singer Model 15 sitting right over here. :^)
      The potholders and table hot pad are just waitin' to be gifted and go to work.
      hugs

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  3. Any one notice my knitting yardage stats at the top of the sidebar??????
    The distance from home to Central Dairy and back over to B.K. Bakery
    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Those are important stops to make on the "yarn train"!

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  4. I like the look of this, very sharp. The picture with the teapot and cup make it look very asian; however, it would look good in a country kitchen, as well. Cute idea to pink the edges. Hugs, veelau

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    1. Hmm, Asain. You're right, it does. :^)
      DD#2 and I make ALL placemats and mugrugs with this edge. After all they're to be used and used up. Not to be kept for best. Made for utility's sake.
      So far none of the recipients have complained!
      thanks for stopping by.
      hugs

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  5. Those look fantastic and very professional. Love them! I've always wanted a Bernina, they look like such good machines. How did you make that adorable little label?

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    1. Bernina seems to be a pretty good machine. My previous machine was Viking 555 and had several stitches that my Bernina 440 does not, however, it does have a stitch regulator so that my free-motion is so much easier.
      The Bernina has three? different fonts for the alphabet and I set up a Memory for it and just stitch out labels when I need more.
      Ivy, I love to sew! ! ! !
      hugs

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  6. Hi Gerry,

    found your blog and enjoy watching at it a lot!! Need to read more on blogs and I think yours is a good one to start on ;)
    I think you make gorgeous things knitting wise as sewing wise as well :) It's inspiring to me :)
    Wishing you a great day :)

    hugs from across the huge pond :)

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  7. Hey, Valèria, it's great seeing you here. There are so many great blog for knitting and sewing and everything other craft one could think of that it could keep a gal busy all day long.
    I enjoy both the sewing and knitting, almost equally. But, as you know knitting is more important to me these days.
    Please come back and visit my blog again.
    hugs

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  8. aaah, I need a couple of those, hope you don't mind if I copy...? Rachael xo

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    1. Rachael, this is the best way to use up all our scraps and odd blocks we seem to amass. Daughter #2 has sewn up so many mug rugs, coasters, placemats, potholders that shes well on her way to fill a box for gifts.

      Have fun playing with creating, Rachael.

      hugs

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    1. Thanks, Paula, plus lots of fun ! ! !

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