Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Crafting

I had rather grandiose Mother's Day crafting plans, but I may have left it a little too late to get started.  Ooops!  

I did manage to make these patchwork potholders/placemats complete with insulation (Insul-Brite) to make them suitable for use as oven to table pot-holders.  
I enjoyed cutting and fussy cutting into my stash of text and cute Japanese prints.  Simple patchwork piecing, so relaxing!  The potholders measure 10.5 inches x 10.5 inches and each individual square was cut at 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches. 

The back of the potholders feature prints by Aneela Hoey from the Sherbet Pips range and a Riley Blake Chevron fabric, both in red/white.  I have also sewn tape into the binding at the top left hand corner for the purpose of hanging the potholders.  The binding strip was cut 2.25 inches wide, and unfortunately each potholder needed just a little more than 1 strip of binding fabric.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! 

I hope you get a chance to sit back and reflect quietly with a cup of tea,
 or better still a little time behind the sewing machine.

Enjoy Sunday!

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  1. They are so cute! Love all the different fabrics you used to make them =D

  2. Wow! I love the teeny patchwork and bright colors. You make me want to sew just looking at them!

  3. Those will brighten your morning!

  4. Funny! I made the exact same thing today to give to my Grandma, although, yours look much neater than mine! :)

  5. Very cute Rita. Such great fabrics. I did manage a block or two myself today...also with 2" squares..looking cute too.

  6. No sewing, but lots of time with my stash. My fabulous hubby (cabinet maker) and daughter (budding builder) made me a new set of shelves for me to store some of my stash on. They are pleased I love them, but shocked that I need a couple more sets!

    Happy Mothers' Day Rita, and to all of your followers who are mothers (this includes those who raise and love pets).

  7. Have a lovely Mother's Day. In the UK our Mother's day was back in March but we are celebrating something in our house today - my little boy's 2nd birthday!

    Love your pot holders - gorgeous and exactly my taste in fabrics .

  8. delightful and cheerful....
    happy mother's day!

  9. I think these are just about the cutest mini-placemats/hot pads that I have ever seen. Would you mind sharing the name of the fabric you used for the binding, please?

  10. Adorable potholders! Love your binding choice.

  11. These are super cute! I adore your binding material. That black stripe is just always too freakin perfect! Happy Mother's Day!!

  12. Wonderful little place mats/pot holders! what a great idea and, love the fabric choices too!

  13. These are so bright and cheery!

  14. really cute. Love the black and white fabric binding. Can you tell us what fabric that is please?? The size of these are just perfect!!

  15. Love them - I am going to make some pot holders this year for christmas gifts for my family. I always like to give them something handmade as part (or all) of their present.


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