Wednesday, December 9, 2009

quilted gifts

I had some leftover blocks from my scrappy log cabin quilt. I was planning on making them into pillows but I've seen some cute pot holders around the blogosphere and thought I'd try my hand at making some for Christmas gifts. I sandwiched a layer of batting and insul-brite between my front and back fabrics. Then I quilted the top with a traveling line that makes a square into the center of each potholder. (A more experience quilter could probably tell you a name for what that's called...not me) Finally, I top stitched the edges. I like how they turned out...I kept the one I made first for myself...it's rather wonky. But, I really got some practice using my walking foot! These will be fun to give with my favorite cinnamon rolls for Christmas. ( I made them last year and they were so delicious...the recipe makes about 7 pans of rolls...enough to enjoy and give away!)
Enjoy your holly days...may they find you full of joy!

19 comments:

larissa said...

Your quilted potholders are awesome! I have lots of leftover blocks I should try these with - i just need to get some insul-bright. Those cinnamon rolls look great - what a yummy gift.

The WoodLand School said...

Great idea! Oh, how I wish Santa would bring me a sewing machine with a walking foot ;-)

Journeying Five said...

oh la la! i think i am in love again. loving the cinnamon rolls. that might be the perfect baking to do next week when we have closed our books for the holidays. thanks for the thought! the potholders are lovely too!

Tracy said...

Those are really lovely, Lisa... great for the holidays, or with other fabrics--for anytime! Christmas kitchen linens... I don't have much of those, I should make some! Happy Day, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Lisa --
The potholders are wonderful. You should keep some for yourself so that when people come over they'll see how coordinating everything is in your house -- from the quilt to the potholders. Nice job. And I checked out those cinnamon rolls. They look so good. (especially right now as I am thinking about what to have for breakfast!).

Kristyn Knits said...

Awesome Lisa! Your friends will be blessed by both gifts. You're turning into quite the quilter!

Stephanie said...

These will be the perfect gift to be given with your cinnamon rolls! Very pretty and I'm sure those rolls are very yummy, I could use one on a cold morning like this.

maria said...

What a terrific idea! Especially when you put them together in a basket filled with your delicious buns, a jar full of different kinds of teas...Ummm, you have just given me an idea :)

Thank you for sharing,

maria

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Great minds think alike. I'm doing the same thing this year. I've been making cinnamon rolls like crazy. Isn't that the easiest recipe. You can also adapt it easily to make Sticky Buns or Pecan Rolls.

Gigi said...

Those pot holders are perfect!
Hope I can find time to try your cinnamon rolls recipe too -- yummm.
Blessings,
G

Designs on 47th Street said...

You've done it again! You are making me want to get back to sewing! I used to do quilt tops too, back in the day. I really should give up my floral so I can pursue some of my long lost hobbies from my post.
Those are just beautiful Lisa. People on your list will love this thoughtful, useful and pretty gift!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Those quilted potholders are wonderful. I think I may have to try my hand at some with all of the bits of fabric I have. I just made cinnamon rolls yesterday for a special coming-in-from-the-snow treat. Thanks for sharing.

cathleen said...

Lisa, if I opened a gift that had those beautiful potholders and a pan of cinnamon rolls...well, I would be in heaven!! What a lovely gift. Good job!

Jessica said...

I love those potholders--I need to get some insulbrite!

Audra said...

What cute potholders! This fall I made a few sets out of The Handmade Home and I love them. Makes me wonder why I never thought to make some before. And about the cinnamon rolls. Those things are dangerous! I don't like maple glaze but her recipe is incredible. It must be the coffee in it. It's a great idea to give them with a fun potholder!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the potholders! Too perfect for scraps and a great gift.

Adrie said...

Lovely! Think I'll try this myself . . .

Hip Mountain Mama said...

So cute! Another fab creation!
Suzy

Christina said...

I love them!