Friday, 26 April 2013

Mixing - Retro style

When Kristy launched her second set of Sew Retro kitchen-themed paper-piecing patterns in her Craftsy store just after we launched the 
  it seemed like perfect timing!

With the swap deadline fast approaching I knew I had to stop procrastinating (story of my life!) and decide which of the patterns to try. I was spoilt for choice but in the end decided to have a go at the Mixing Bowl.

Insulated pot mat

As with all of Kristy's patterns it was really straightforward to put together. There was one small blip, entirely self-inflicted, when I realised I had used the wrong fabric for one of the pieces :(  As, by the time I discovered it, the entire block had already been put together I closed my eyes, counted to ten and swiftly moved on :) Hopefully,  my swap partner will not be too upset by it!

The 10" block was the perfect size to be made into a worktop protector, so with some Insul-Brite wadding and an appropriately themed backing fabric that is what it became.  I quilted straight lines across the worktop section and in the centre of the mixing bowl, and then braved FMQ'ing for the background! Now all I need to do is write up my recipe for my partner and with my apron already done and dusted the package will be ready to send.

Insulated mat back

I have already printed out a few more of the patterns as my own hotpads and pot stands currently leave a lot to be desired!

If you have tried paper-piecing for the first time or anything else New to You in April don't forget to link up here to this month's Link party.

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  1. What a pretty bowl - I love the blue touches and the cloisonne look of the bowl's fabric. Yeah, I need to do something about our hot pad collection, and I sure could use a table-top hot pad for spot pressing upstairs.

  2. I really like it and love your fabric choices.

  3. I found myself looking for the piece that was the wrong fabric, and I don't see anything wrong with this at all. I think it turned out great!

  4. It looks wonderful! I'm sure she'll love it :)

  5. Great mixing bowl! I'm sure your partner will love it regardless a misplaced fabric ;-)

  6. I only found the mistake because you'd mentioned it!! It's a lovely gift to go with the apron

  7. I can't see anything out of place, Fiona. It looks great!!!

  8. Great block! I have also made one...don'tknow what to with it yet, but I will think of something , LOL

  9. Love it! It turned out beautifully!

  10. It is so cute! I love the backing too, just perfect!


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