Welcome, everyone, to my day on the In the Kitchen Stitchin’ Blog Hop, hosted by the talented Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks!! Thanks for hosting this fun hop, Carla! I can tell you, my kitchen needed some new stitched goodness!
C&T Publishing recently provided me with the book Sew Home in the Kitchen to review. The book has so many great hot and cool insulated projects, and this blog hop gave me the perfect opportunity to try out a couple of them. They also provided me with an insulated interfacing product called Insul-Fleece. Some of you may be familiar with it.
After perusing the book, I found two projects I wanted to try. One of them is also on my PHD 2021 list, so definitely a win-win! That project was to make a couple of bowl cozies for us. I had purchased this stack of 10″ squares a year or so ago, with no particular purpose in mind until last fall when I decided to make bowl cozies with them. That was about as far as I got with that idea! But, we love soup and usually have it at least once a week and these would make it so easy to reheat soup in the microwave! While there is nothing in this bowl, I present to you one of the bowl cozies! It just so happens, I used some of this 10″ square set in the table topper you see underneath the cozy. I made this topper for Carla’s Black & White Blog Hop in 2019. You can see that post here.
You must be sure to use all cotton fabric, thread and batting in the bowl cozies or you might have a melt down in the microwave! I used Wrap and Zap for the batting and Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in my favorite neutral gray!
For my second project, I modified the “Trivet for Two” pattern from Sew Home in the Kitchen, which was a 6″ trivet. My orphan blocks were 8-1/2 inches unfinished, so I used 1/2 inch seams and then turned it, topped stitched it, and did some straight line quilting in the ditch. For this trivet, I used a test block I made during the design of my Geese on the Trail quilt and another orphan 4-patch block on the back. I will post a tutorial on this block at a later date. I used two layers of Insul-Fleece so that it would have insulation on both sides of the trivet. Here is my new trivet/pot holder! Sorry, I did not get a picture of the back, but the 4-patch is the two patches of light fabric shown, one of the orange, and one purple. Yep, gotta have a splash of purple somewhere! LOL
And here is a photo of both projects together.
The 10″ squares are from Homegrown by Deb Strain for Moda. The batiks are from 10″ squares of Vincent’s Garden, Karen Overton’s first signature line by Island Batiks.
Thank you, Carla, for this fun blog hop and for helping me check another project off my PHD list. I hope you will take a few minutes and visit my fellow bloggers today and see if they might inspire you to do some kitchen stitchin’ of your own!! Here is the schedule for today and tomorrow.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Now go, be inspired, stitch something pretty for your kitchen!