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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
This is so weird, because I was just printing off a pattern I had found on line about a year ago. Because I was printing off several copies I needed to be able to paper piece, I was reading emails and what do I read on your post but hot pads with a kitchen aid on it. That is exactly what I was printing off! I thought it would make a great little gift for my daughter because she bought herself a shiny new red KitchenAid with money her Grandma left her. Love it!
That is so darn cute! I think it could have been done with traditional paper piecing too, which makes it great for those who like one over the other. Of course it also makes you have to write the pattern both ways. Look at me telling you to write a pattern. Hmmm.
Love it! That is exactly how I approach things! I remember going to my mom's several years ago where she presented me with a sheet cake iced in white. It was my nephew's birthday and he wanted a dump truck on his cake. I approached it the same way you do - picture - drawing - outlined in a toothpick, etc. I wish I was your SIL!!!