Today I'm taking part in the Black Tie Boogie hop. Madame Samm comes up with such fun themes for these hops and it's a great way to share what we've been making. Vickie from More stars in Comanche is our head cheerleader and has done a wonderful job. Many thanks to both of you.
My project for this hop started when I saw this fabric at my local quilt store.
I had a project in mind to use this fabric. I needed new oven gloves as mine have been around for ever and are looking rather tired and in need of retirement. Also I want to make some as presents for my two daughters. This way I get to make new oven gloves for me and then having got the pattern clear in my head make some for the girls.
I decided that I would add a pop of orange as the binding.
I used two layers of wadding for the gloves. The outer layer was a thermal layer and then I added a second layer of cotton wadding. With my old gloves if the pan was super hot or you ended up holding a hot pan slightly longer for example carrying it to the dinning table then the heat came through. I haven't tried them out yet but I'm not expecting any burnt fingers when I use them.
I quilted the gloves with a cross hatched design using aurifil thread. The thread works so well in my machine, no tangles or breaks.
Then this afternoon I had a few moments free and was looking for a new quilt pattern. In my search I came across a cute Thanksgiving Turkey Mug Rug by Amanda Weatherill of The patchsmith from 2012. I just had to make it. Since I only started it this afternoon it isn't finished yet but all the pieces have been fused to my background.
Now all I've got to do tomorrow is appliqué round all the pieces. I'm going to do that by hand. I think I may take it to work with me as I have to attend two graduation ceremonies in the afternoon . I should have time between the two ceremonies to get quite a lot of it stitched. I hate waiting around without anything to do.
Now you need to go and visit the other participants for the day.
I'm enjoying the fact that there are smaller numbers on each day of this hop. I've actually managed to visit everyone so far and have got so many ideas for future projects.
Enjoy the rest of the hop and I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving.