Sunday, June 21, 2009
Small is good. Small means trying out a new pattern, techniques, materials without much fear of waste. But above all small means fast (or at least relatively fast). I love fast!
I'm still slowly finishing up my table runner's hand-stitching but I took a break and made this adorable quilted trivet instead. Again, I so so love these Lizzie Dish prints! I had tons of scraps and wanted to try making a log cabin quilt square. The log cabin is perfect for making any size you want so it seemed a good choice for making a trivet too. The finished size of my trivet is about 10" square.
Small also meant that the machine quilting was a breeze! No struggling with fitting a big quilt under the machine, quilting just one square is easy! I decided to try out one of the few decorative stitches my machine included and it came out pretty good. NOT perfect, but decent. I also used a variegated thread for the first time and I think it looked particularly good with the heavier stitch pattern.
So... it's quite busy! Here's a picture of the back which I almost like better. But I did have fun making it and it's definitely a useful project too. I used a layer of Warm'n'Natural and a layer of Insul-Bright as the batting. It works as a trivet or a pot holder.