Friday, November 3, 2017

No more hot hands

I saw an idea on the "net" as one does for cosy bowl holders.    What a great idea was the thought that crossed my mind as it can be a bit of a juggle taking hot bowls from the microwave and transporting them to the table.      It does state quite clearly in the instructions to use 100% cotton for the project but I do not intend putting them in the microwave so polyester thread and whatever wadding was on hand was used.  Mine were cut  2" bigger than the pattern as I wanted my pasta bowls to fit in  snuggly and  the wadding was trimmed down by 1/2" to reduce the bulk in the seams and here is the end result.

The photo below shows the pasta bowls nicely nestled down in their holders.    So much easier to carry a hot bowl out of the microwave rather  than trying to hold a bowl between a double oven glove and walk across the room.  A great scrap buster project as well.    A double bonus.

So that was my FNwF project.     What was your project if you joined in with Cheryll  and the others?

That  was my little diversion from the hexie production line.    To date all the hexies have now been sewn onto the background fabric and with my trusty Frixon pen I have marked all four corners of each block with two lines ready to do some quilting along those lines.   This is what each block looks like now.

A close up of the quilting.

My OMG for November is to do the straight line quilting in each of the four corners of the 12 blocks and make a start on joining the blocks.

Linking with Oh Scrap

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Ondrea said...

Great idea making those pasta bowl holders. Love your hexies and your beautiful quilting. Gotta love Frixon pens. I use them all the time.

Patty said...

I've just discovered how fun hexies are! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

Helen said...

Great cosy bowl holders. Your hexies and quilting are looking wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen ,wow i love the bowl holders,what a fantastic idea and i love your blocks xx

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Great bowl holders.lovely hexies. Enjoy

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your hexie project is looking fantastic and I love your bowl holders. What a great idea!

Maria said...

Those bowl covers are fabulous.... use mine all the time..
Nice hexies you've made too.

Lin said...

Great bowl holders Karen. Like your hexies too. xx

Bethan said...

Lovely pasta bowl holders, and great quilting around the hexies x

FlashinScissors said...

I like the fabric you’ve used for your bowls ..... they look great too!
Thank you for the link. I had seen soup bowl covers before, didn’t think I needed them then ..... but I can see they’ve got to go on the list for a spare moment! Tee hee ..... whatever that is!
Lovely hexies ..... neat quilting! I’m getting wary of frixion pens though ..... firstly peeps have told me that it doesn’t disappear completely, and if the fabric gets cold the ink shows again ..... and secondly, I used mine to write the words “scrabble” and “Rummikub” on my Game Piece Bag (see my blog), unfortunately I ironed one of the pieces and the colour came out of the red fabric - not enough to worry too much, but I know it’s happened and I can see white marks! Anyway, just a warning ..... be aware.
Barbara xx