Friday, May 29, 2015

Retiree Gifts

Two people are retiring this year. I wanted to make something personal for them.
This was quick to put together. It is a lap whole cloth quilt with gray mink dots on the back.

I'm not sure if the recipient ever sits still. Maybe he will when he retires.

I rolled the minky around to the front instead of sewing on binding.

This apron and Hot Fingers mitts have a retro feel. I used some of my Art Gallery fabric.


One more. Can you see the Hot Fingers?

Don't know if she cooks but the apron looks pretty just hanging in the kitchen.
These were made last week end. 
Four more days until summer break. Then the sewing begins for real.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Practical project

I cut out these heart shaped pot holders some weeks ago. I had a pressing writing project I needed to finish but I just wanted to sew. Sooo, I tried to trick myself into doing the project. I told myself that I couldn't sew anything until the writing project was sent to the editors.

Finally, the project was sent and I could sew. I made these after work yesterday. 

I made some changes (of course) to the Heart Pot Holder from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs.
The front is above and the back is below.

I quilted various designs on the backs.

Simple grid quilting above.
Straight and wavy lines below.

Appliqued hearts that will fray when washed. I like that look.

These were gifted to the ladies in the office at work. I had fun making these heart pot holders. They are much easier to turn than the hot fingers pot holders.

Hope you had a productive week. Linking up with Amanda Jean.