My Sewful Retirement

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Friday Finishes

Happy Friday!

Two weeks ago I showed you this fabric pull for a weekend sewing project.

weekend project

Instead of working on new quilty kitchen items I started making masks for family and friends.

This week I was finally had time to work with the Farm Fresh bundle by Gingiber for Moda. I love making new potholders to spruce up my kitchen while practicing or learning new techniques.

Have you tried Lori Holt’s Crazy Quilt Paper? It’s a unique way for piecing 10 inch fabric squares. When the block is assembled it resembles a crazy patch quilt block.

Lori Holt Crazy Paper

The paper itself resembles freezer paper. One side is waxy and you iron on to a 10 inch square.

Next step is to cut on the lines, which are labeled for you. I ironed one of the crazy patch sheets to one 10 inch square of print fabric then stacked 4 additional 10 inch squares (a total of 5) before cutting so that I would have one fabric unique to each position.

Leave stack one as is — in stack #2 move the first piece to the bottom, stack #3 move first and second pieces to bottom…continue until you have 5 unique fabrics on top.

CP Step 3

Sew the pieces together — the instructions are on the back of the pad.

CP Step 4

Square the block to 8.5 inches.

CP Step 5

I sewed four of my five blocks together, added batting, Insulbrite and backing to quilt. At this point the quilt was 8.5 x 32.5 inches, to use as the foundation for a double pocket oven mitt.

I basted on the two pockets, rounded the edges, being me I had to add a little machine embroidery! Final step was adding bias binding.

Voila — double oven mitt — completed 🙂

With the remaining crazy patch block I made a potholder and used a few of the decorative stitches on my machine to give it the crazy patch look and added a monogram. I also made a second potholder using this tutorial for the chicken.

Farm Fresh Potholders

I like to keep a hot pad on my counter to place hot dishes from the oven. I used the last of the farm fresh fabric to make this 12 x 18 hot pad. I added an applique design so I could practice doing a blanket stitch before I start working on the orange peel baby quilt.

Isn’t she cute…I sew love how it turned out ♥♥

farm fresh hot pad

This weekend I plan to finish up a UFO. I participated in the Jelly Cabin Fever QAL with the Fat Quarter Shop last year. I’m using a QAYG technique to finish it, hopefully it works out!

What are your sewing plans for this weekend?

Happy Sewing and be safe!!

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15 thoughts on “Friday Finishes

  1. Well that crazy quilt paper looks fun! I love your chicken fabric!


  2. So many fun projects. Love that chicken fabric! I hope to bind two quilts this weekend, and get some sewing done on my challenge quilt.

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  3. Hi Karla! Well, those kitchen pieces look fabulous. They will certainly brighten up wherever they land. I look forward to hearing about your QAYG project. I’ve never tried that technique . . . but have been tempted to a few times. Have fun! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Oh Karla, the oven mitt, pot holders & hot pads are perfect!!! I made a double oven mitt a few years ago and I use it almost daily! Seeing this, now I want to make another 🙂 maybe that’s what I’ll do this weekend. I’ve also started another quilt with all my charm squares using Christa Watson’s Modern Puzzle so I’ll be working on that too 🙂 Have fun working on your QAYG!!

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  5. Oh your fabrics paired with the crazy quilt block are wonderful! Cute cute cute!

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  6. Love your kitchen fabric! So pretty! You’ve now got a nice collection of things for your kitchen!
    I’ve always wanted to make that log cabin star … good luck finishing it. It’ll be beautiful!

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    • Thanks Gail — you’d be proud of me – I actually used my free motion foot to quilt the log cabin today. Our FMQ instructor has us starting with straight lines and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be!


  7. Thanks for sharing, Karla. What beautiful projects, I can’t decide which one I like the best.


  8. That is adorable fabric and I love your creations! The potholders are exceptionally sweet! 🙂

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  9. Vicki in MN on said:

    Your farm fresh projects are just adorable. Now I have to check out the chicken tutorial!!


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