Tuesday, November 23, 2010

casserole hot pads

first batch of casserole hot pads

if a placemat and a hot pad were to get married and have babies, they would have beautiful casserole hot pad babies.

first batch of casserole hot pads - backs

after seeing these hot pads, i was completely inspired to make some for gifts. this first batch were for my good friends - stephanie, katie and michelle. we've been friends since our children were little. we have a standing agreement that no matter how much time passes, we will pick up wherever we left off with no hard feelings. they are great and i love them dearly. and every once in awhile we manage to have a girls night out. last night we went to outback for dinner and then spent the rest of the evening in target. thrilling, huh? we spent so much time laughing.

i plan on making a few more of these for gifts for family members. i need to get crackin' since i want to bring a couple to give at thanksgiving. right after i work on a cape and two map quilts....

later! back to my sewing machine!

what? you want to make your own? ok, a few details: finishes at 9.5" x 13.5", one layer of insulbright batting in between the front and back layers, machine binding. these would have been a lot faster if i didn't dig through my scraps to make the tops and i didn't have children to feed and clothe.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Darling! But that size is also perfect for a donation quilt to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and the 'Liberated Challenge' I run there...check the webring for libquilters for info or write me. Your work is so exquisite, I know anything you did would raise a lot of money for a wonderful cause ;) But they are also incredibly cute hot mat!

Vicki W said...

Those are so cute and they will be great gifts!

Alex said...

darn children...LOL!!
those hot pads look great and would make awesome presents! everyone needs a hot pad, a placemat and a snack mat ;)

Angelcat said...

These are lovely. Love the fabulous bright fabrics you gave used.

Tonya Ricucci said...