Thursday, June 23, 2016

[finished] Donut potholders

This is (apparently) the year of the potholder for me! I finished two sets of donut potholders this month. This super cute pattern by the talented Pen and Paper Patterns can be found on Craftsy here.

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One tip if you're going to make these - and I think you should - is that a 23" x 2.25" strip of bias-cut binding works well. I cut a 23" strip of binding and use the Binding Tool by TQM to cut the 45 degree angled edges. I sew the angled edges of the binding together, press, pin liberally, and machine stitch the binding on.

I sent the chocolate sprinkle donuts to my brother-in-law and his family just in time for National Donut Day. I had a hunch they would not let the day go uncelebrated. They didn't :)

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The rainbow sprinkle donuts are for my family. We also couldn't let National Donut Day go uncelebrated - we made a brief stop at a Dunkin Donuts on our way to Mystery Cave State Park. Big chain donuts are ok in a pinch, but my all-time favorite donuts are the cherry and blueberry cake donuts from Donutland in Iowa. I've searched for a comparable Minneapolis/St. Paul donut shop and Granny's Donuts comes pretty close. I still go back to Donutland every chance I get, though.

Friday, June 17, 2016

[finished] Wonder Women trivets

I've whipped up two more sets of Happy Hexagon Trivets! I used the Wonder Woman fabric by Camelot (from Joann's) and bits of solids from my stash. The pattern is from the book Patchwork Please.

I am still a huge fan of this pattern! These are the second and third sets I've made this year and I know I'll be making more. These were birthday presents for two dear friends, both Wonder Woman fans. The last set just went to its new home this week, so it's safe to share ;)

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I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts finish it up Friday post.