It all started when I ordered an Everything Nice four-FQ bundle from Skye Reve Fabrics. I LOVE it, and knew I wanted to make some hot pads with it for Christmas gifts.
Because I love my KitchenAid mixer (though it's just white) and because my SIL (who is a breast cancer survivor-woot!) loves all things pink AND because I was inspired by the mixer in this print.. (which I'm using for the back of the hot pad)
I decided to try and do an English Paper Pieced KitchenAid-ish mixer and turn it into a hot pad.
So I grabbed a pencil and paper, (my first ever draft of an EPP pattern) and looking at this little pic from Google search..
..I came up with a sketch..
which turned into this..
and then this..
I fussy cut the word 'bake' for the contrasting strip..
..and used one of my grandmother's vintage scraps for the whisk/beater..
..and now it's all done, except for the binding! I fussy cut the binding, too.. hope it works out! Fingers crossed that my SIL likes it.
Hoping this little finish (when it actually gets finished) will give me the momentum I need to get on with binding the Jacks.
Speaking of Skye Reve Fabrics, they have generously offered a half yard bundle of The Simple life in aqua to one lucky winner, if you haven't entered, and would like to, click here. You have until Saturday. :) Two and a half yards of yumminess. Thank you Skye Reve!
Happy Wednesday! Linking up with Patchwork Times, Freemotion by the River, Fabric Tuesday and Freshly Pieced. Thanks for stopping by! xo