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Kitchen Stitchin’

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:

  • Farm Kitchen Set by Ms P Designs USA
  • Goose Trails Table Runner by Ms P Designs USA
  • pinwheel table runner by ms p designs usa
  • easy festive table runner by ms p designs usa
  • Jungle Flowers Table Runner by Ms P Designs USA
  • CChurn Dash Table Runners by Ms P Designs USA
  • autumn leaves table runner and place mat set by ms p designs usa
  • Endless Chain Table Runner by Ms P Designs USA
  • pieced x place mat set by ms p designs usa
  • Wonky Star Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA
  • Scrappy Hearts Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA
  • Christmas Place Mat Set by Ms P Designs USA
  • Halloween Pumpkin Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA
  • Patriotic Star Hot Pads B by Ms P Designs USA
  • Halloween Pumpkin Hot Pads by Ms P Designs USA
  • Wonky Churn Dash Hot Pads by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA
  • Wreath Block Hot Pads by Ms P Designs USA
  • Hot Pads for Ashley by Susan @ Ms P Designs USA
  • Mariner's Star hot pads by Ms P Designs USA

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.

Coffee Time Hot Pads

The third block was finished as a tea towel with a contrast flange:

Coffee Time Tea Towel

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!

Coffee Mug by Ms P Designs USA
7″ x 7″ Coffee Time Mug Pattern PDF

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!

Happy quilting,

Sharon & Susan


Today’s Participating Bloggers

Life in the Scrapatch

Websterquilt

Ms P Designs USA (You are here!)

Stitch and Quilt

The Joyful Quilter

Inflorescence

Words & Stitches

Scrapdash

My Bumbleberry Life

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28 thoughts on “Kitchen Stitchin’

  1. What great use of your coffee fabric. As they say “good to the very last drop (scrap)”. You used it very wisely. The coffee mug is great I especially liked the steam rising. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. What a great slideshow of so many fun projects and designs! And if you are always stitchin’ in the kitchen, literally, having to bring out the machine every time, that is even more impressive. Cute placemat/casserole pad.

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  3. The coffee cup block is very cool–or is that hot?! Neat projects, all the way around! You or someone else will really enjoy having those around! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Those fabrics and mug created some really beautiful kitchen items. I love them all! I sewed in my kitchen for many, many years and it made it easier to watch the kids while I was busy creating. There were several wedding dresses and prom dresses sewn at that kitchen table! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. You had me at the coffee cup. I absolutely LOVE your design! It’s time for me to go for a refill on mine now. LOL!!

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  6. Great projects, I sew in the kitchen too because there is more room in my sewing/fabric storage room! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Fabulous kitchen projects! The chickens might be my favorite, but I really like the barn on the towel with the red stripes, too. The coffee cups are such rich colors.

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  8. What cute designs you’ve done for the kitchen. My favorite was the first with the hen, roosters, and barn. That said your coffee fabric and mugs were so sweet – perfect for this hop. Thank you.

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  9. Love your coffee-inspired kitchen decor. Perfection for Stitchin’ in the Kitchen – I used to have my sewing room in the dining room so I can totally relate to your story. Thanks for hopping with us!

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