Sunday, June 26, 2011

Potholder Pass 8 Nuclear Summer!

This is my second round of swapping with gals online through "Flicker".  It has been so much fun to see what everyone is creating.  This pass is divided into 3 categories, "Tea Towels", "Grocery Bags" and "Pot Holders".  I thought it would be fun to participate in all three, so I have three different ladies to sew for this round and three different ladies will be sewing for me as well.  I won't know what I'm receiving until it arrives and I love the surprise!  Here is the "Tea Towel" package that I just received from Jeannie in Florida, it's so beautiful and it was packed full of goodies as you can see!  

The bag below is my creation that will be going out to my "Grocery Bag" swap partner with all the associated matching goodies.  The bag pattern is by Keyka Lou.   I named it Nuclear Summer, it's so bright.  We went from snow to 100 degree weather here in a week and that was my inspiration.  John says the paper pieced pocket looks like a nuclear warning sign...all those that remember crawling under your desk for the nuclear air raid drill, raise your hands!


Close up of the paper piecing "warning sign".

A cute little sunglass case, to protect those lenses that keep that nuclear summer glare out of your eyes.  I modified this patter just a bit, instead of quilting it, I used the pattern and cut out two coordinating fabrics for the outside and inside, sandwiched them with a piece of heavyweight fast 2 fuse double sided fusible stiff interfacing and then stitched all around, trimmed, folded in half and stitched the side and bottom to complete the case.  Took minutes.  If you wanted to you could bind the edges for a little nicer finish.

A little tissue case and a key fob

And finally a little wallet to round it all out.

It really is so much fun, trading patterns with the other gals and watching them create amazing things, I'm so inspired!  I blogged about the "Tea Towel" portion of the pass already and I am now well started on the "Potholder" portion.  Thanks to Jeannie in Florida who made the cute tea towel set for me which included a darling reversible apron, I have already completed a companion apron to go with my potholders.  Pictures to follow soon...come back and visit!

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