I was just reminded on the radio that it is the longest day of the year today. The scary thing is that means we are almost 1/2 way through the year….where did that time disappear? I have so much on my to do list still for the year, however, one of those items was the Patchwork Please Hexagon Trivet. Today, I have finished one!!
For those that do not know (I am assuming that will only be a few people), Patchwork, please is a great book of crafting/patchwork projects. I have rave reviews for this book , 5 stars, and the projects are simple and relatively quick.
Some of the projects, I have already made from the book include the pin cushion, pencil case and the market tote.
For the hexagon trivet, my favorite part is the center, featured fabric. A friend of mine that I meet in blogland, Melanie Paul @ The Original Thread, designs her own fabrics and sells them on Spoonflower.com (as Madex). The center fabric is one of hers, it is retro kitchenalia and comes in various colors. This was a paper-piecing pattern which was relatively easy, however I had two things to remember next time I make this:
- Choose my colors up front, I actually had Citrus and Navy originally and I did not like them so I unpicked the two rows (this was a little tedious).
- Since, I also did this late in the evening, I continually made mistakes on which line I should be sewing on, which meant more unpicking. Note to self: should not do projects after 11pm.
Here is the back, it is using left over scraps from the Les Amis fabric line.
Another view of the front:
That was my finish it up Friday project, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. I am linking up with Amanda Jean @ CrazyMomQuilts, also linking up with Kristy @ Quiet Play (click on button). Also, don’t forget to check out the Zakka Along 2.0 Flickr group to join in the fun of the sewing the projects in the book.
The winner of my Lotta Jansdotter give-away is:
And the luck #6 winner was….Elizabeth @ In the Boon Docks. Elizabeth I have sent you an email, just let me know your address.
Very cute trivet! One of these days I’m going to make myself a few of those so we can get rid of our grimiest ones 😀
Thank you. I know ours were pretty bad…I hope the chicken pot holders are working out 🙂
They’re awesome, but I’ll be honest: I don’t use them because they’re WAY too cute to get dirty 😀 Right now they’re hanging on a hook looking ridiculously adorable in my kitchen. (One day maybe, maybe I’ll break down and use them as they’re intended to be used.)
I made some for us and they work pretty well. FYI…sent you an email as well 😉
I might work myself up to using them with clean food pots – say, boiled spaghetti, but not the pot of spaghetti sauce. I just don’t want them to get food-encrusted!
I’m (slowly) typing up a response right now!
Cute! I love that retro apple and teapot print, too, and pulling out the oranges was a good choice. EVERYONE has this book, and the Zakka along is just about killing me with cuteness everywhere. If you like it too…as you pointed out, it is the second half of the year now, so holiday gift sewing needs to start ASAP. Maybe I can buy it and say I’ll make gifts from it? 😉
Thank you….btw you were so close to winning in the giveaway….you were 5 and 7. If you send me you address via email, I have a little something else to send 🙂
Super cute!! I really must just go and buy the book, i keep seeing so many amazing projects from it!
I can truely recommend it, it has the best projects….I bookmarked like 10 projects I want to do. Its definitely not a one project book.
I have seen this trivet around bloguniverse and love it! Must.get.that.book.
I’m totally impressed by the accuracy of the stitching line on your bindings. They are amazing!
Thank you, I think the 30 coffee cup sleeves with the smaller binding last Christmas let me get the hang of things 🙂
oh this is great & I love your feature fabric! I confess I’ve made the trivet too and it’s especially fun!
Isn’t it – I think I will be making a few more of them :-). My favorite project so far though has been the market tote.
It looks fantastic! I love the centre fabric!
Thank you, and you should see that fabric in the blue. I think that will be my weekend project 🙂
Beautiful work, very neat stitching and the fabric choices are lovely together! Thank you for your mention too, much appreciated. I think I may need to get this book, it looks like it has a great collection of projects to do!
It is a lot of fun and my favorite thing is the projects are only an hour or two.
That’s neat! I really like the owls you chose for the backing.
Thank you. I am hoping the blue one will turn out as well.
So cute. Love the owls.
It looks great, Michelle! How did easy or challenging was it to do the binding?
This is really nice, and cool focus fabric in the center!
Thank you 🙂