March 7, 2014

Springtime Circle Trivet

It's snowing. Again.

I really shouldn't complain because we haven't had that much snow here compared to other parts of the country. Although they say March is our snowiest month so I guess there's still plenty of time to catch up. On the other hand, temps are supposed to be close to 70 on Sunday. Colorado weather . . . what can I say. Wait a minute and it might change.

So here's to wishing and waiting for spring. I have another spring project to share with you today. A small tabletop trivet made for Stitch Magazine's Spring 2014 issue on newsstands now.

The design was based on what is sometimes referred to as a mock orange peel or cathedral window technique. Two circles of fabric plus the batting are sewn together and then turned right side out through a slit cut into the top fabric. Once the circles are sewn together and the edges folded back, the slit is enclosed. Fun and easy!

The issue is packed with lots of fun, colorful projects. Some of the categories include Shapes, Mixing Prints and Chevrons, Dots and Stripes. These cute little Monster Lunch Bags in the Playful Patterns category are one of my personal favorites. Aren't they adorable? If only I still had little kids.

My project was part of the Electric Pastel category. I used Michael Miller Flight Patterns Glee fabric by Tamara Kate as the feature print along with Kona solids in really bright pastel colors. Papaya, Candy Pink, Candy Green and Chartreuse. 

I happen to like the idea of using my trivet as a special placemat for a vase of spring flowers.
Now if only someone would go buy me some real flowers. hint hint . . .  : )

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  1. Clever stuff! I can't work out how it was made!! Looks great :)

  2. Looks fabulous....and yes, one can never have enough fresh flowers.

  3. Your design is so clever, and very effective in those colors. Once again, you've created a show-stopper.


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