|Midge had a birthday this past week so I made her a little something. Her favorite color is coral so I used some Art Gallery Reminence. I was in the mood for making hexies... so I did!|
|I was using fat quarters so the back was pieced with two different prints. I "kitchened" up the fabric by adding in some measuring spoons. Midge loves text prints so I added a few of those and the "6" is the number of people in her family.|
|I used Amy's tutorial to make the potholder. I have made a few of these and they are fun to make. For the front pocket I paper pieced the hexies, stitched them together, then cut the panel to the needed size. I didn't want to cut off the hexies on the bottom of the hotpad holder so I only rounded the top corners and made my bias binding from a coral solid. The ribbon across the bottom of the towel and on the potholder is by Anna Maria Horner and is so soft!|
|One of Sam's friends had a birthday this week, too, so I made her a wide open zip. It was the first time I had made this and it was fun to put together. Hannah's favorite colors are soft pink, white, and turquoise so I used that for my color scheme. I used a vinyl on the bottom but it feels like leather ( thats why I bought it). I wasn't sure if it would work out but it did. It was a little tricky to not iron.|
|We filled it with some lip gloss, nail polish, and candy. I will definitely be making some more of these.|
|I made the little tag on the side using Larisa's tutorial. I stamped a butterfly on one side and Hannah's initials on the other.|
|I like to add a tag to the things I make but I usually forget. I made a couple of extras to have on hand and had fun making these. I am going to try and be better about remembering to add these.|
For our Cheer Circle at do.Good Stitches the quilter asked for saturated greens. She wanted one part of the block to be low volume, whether it was the plus, or the X, or the background. This block has been on my to make list so I was happy to have the chance to make it. We used this tutorial which was very easy to follow. Have a fun weekend!! Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Friday!