Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “In the Kitchen Stitchin'” blog hop, hosted by our quilting friend Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks. We’re looking forward to some delicious quilted projects, a virtual feast for the eyes! We hope that you’ve brought your appetite.
We enjoy stitchin’ for the kitchen! Kitchen projects tend to be small, useful, and quick to put together. Enjoy this slide show with some of the stitchin’ that we’ve done, for the kitchen:
Sharon here. I bet that you didn’t know that every time I use my sewing machine, I’m literally in the kitchen, stitchin’. I don’t have a dedicated sewing studio, so I haul my Bernina to the kitchen table when I want to sew. The table is shared with my husband, and he’s learned to move his coffee mug and the newspaper out of the way when I have a large project in the works, because his things sometimes end up on the floor when the quilt pushes them aside.
This setup isn’t ideal, and I hope to eventually claim a space where I can retreat and stitch to my heart’s content, and not have to put everything away when it is time to set the table for dinner. I’ll probably wait until I retire from teaching to push harder for my own space; I actually enjoy spending time with my husband (well, most of the time, LOL) since I’m away at work most days. That’s my “In the Kitchen, Stitchin” story for today.
Now for my project(s)!
I purchased this great coffee print (on sale!) when I was on vacation a couple of years ago. With Susan’s assistance, I chose several gorgeous shades of Northcott Toscana (my favorite blender fabric) to coordinate with the coffee print. The colors make us think of Tuscany.
I designed the coffee mug block for foundation piecing, with an appliqued heart and a bit of embroidery, and I made four mug blocks in different colors. Two of the blocks became hot pads.
The third block was finished as a tea towel with a contrast flange:
And the last block became a table mat. I had to piece the back because I didn’t have enough of the inspiration fabric. One could use either side of the mat facing up, so I will pretend that this was my plan at the outset. (Wink, wink! ) The mat is just the right size to hold a hot casserole dish, protecting the table from damage.
If you’d like to make your own coffee-themed kitchen items, the “Coffee Time” mug quilt block pattern is available right here!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope that we’ve managed to whet your appetite for some kitchen stitchin’. Please leave a comment; it will make our day! And be sure that you visit the rest of today’s bloggers; it is sure to be a treat!
Sharon & Susan
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