Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Stash #100 ~ Echino Nico Spring

I am loving the new Echino Nico Spring 2011 collection by Etsuko Furuya ~  Fiber Content: 45% Linen/ 55% Cotton and somewhat heavier than standard quilting cotton.

If you're looking for a bundle of great prints to stitch up a little something for little (and big) boys you can't go any further than these:  cars, trains, and scooters all set on a background of dots, stripes and great saturated colors.

I really wanted to play with my stash of Echino prints, and as I have had on my list of "things to try out" a set of pot holders suitable for use, I thought this a good opportunity to give it a go. 

I have mixed the new Echino prints with others in my stash and randomly pieced 10 inch squares.  To help heat proof the pot holders I have used a product called Insul-Brite, as well as a single layer of batting as is recommended by the manufacturer.  I then basted and quilted the pot holders as I normal.  The quilting grids were marked using a Hera Marker.  I thoroughly enjoying quilting such dense grids on small patchwork pieces!   (Insul-Brite is available for purchase locally at Spotlight).

The back of the pot holders feature a print from the Echino Nico 2011 Spring collection.  By coincidence they are almost identical.

I am going to put these pot holders to good use in the kitchen and will let you know how they wash, wear and perform.

Enjoy Sunday!


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  2. Sunday? I am not even half way through my Saturday here in Chicago...great stash, love the potholders :)

  3. We need new potholders too. I considered the dollar store where they can be had at two for one dollar. I also have a lot of fabric; alas no Insul-Brite. Hmmm.

    Thanks for inspiration and I adore the fabrics you’ve showcased here.

  4. More Red Pepper yumminess!!
    A question for you Rita: When you use your hera marker on larger items, do you baste first? If so, how do you negotiate around all those pins?
    Andi x

  5. I love the new Echino collection. Definetly on my list to purchase for my stash.

  6. oooh, I love this collection, so modern and my son would love the prints.

  7. I love what you did with these fabrics. So inspiring.


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