With my unexpected ‘bed rest‘ I have found the time to finish a few projects I had forgotten about. This project resurfaced while I was cleaning out my studio, getting ready to start on the nursery. I found this beautiful, hand-pieced quilt square at Brimfield a few years back, and I bought it without a clue as to what I might do with it…I guess I just loved the idea that someone, somewhere had spent time picking out each piece of fabric, and hand-piecing it together…what a neat little piece of their history.
It occured to me while entertaining a few months ago, that we could use a few hot pads (I found myself setting down hot dishes on folded up dishtowels, effective but not so pretty!). I decided to hand quilt this square, back it with a durable swatch of vintage canvas fabric, and sandwich two layers of batting in the middle. The result is a nice, thick hot pad…which is getting more use as a showpiece on these hot summer nights when there will be no steaming dishes pulled from the oven!