Monday, March 5, 2018

My Day on the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop!






It's already the second day of the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop!
Hosted by the lovely Carol S. from Just Let Me Quilt,
you will find an awesome range of projects by fabulous quilters! 

Today, I am sharing a (small) gift I made for my sweet friend, Toni.
At our last Galentine's Day party, my friend talked about the poor condition of her pot holders.
(You'd think we'd have better things to talk about, right?)
My mind immediately jumped to how I could remedy that!
Another excuse to spend a few hours in my sewing room AND take part in this blog hop! 

I had seen the Friendship Star Quilt Block at Craftsy and figured it would make a great design for a pot holder for a friend!
I chose the smallest size at the 6" finished block.
My added border and binding took it up to 8.5" square.
Craftsy also offers measurements for 9", 12" and 15" blocks.


I set out cutting my pieces and setting up the pattern.


I wanted to add her initials to the center of the star, so I traced the letters onto the paper side of Heat 'n Bond Lite and fused it to a square of fabric. Once cut out and ironed down, I simply free-motioned around each letter a few times. 


I used one layer of Insulbrite and one layer of batting as the filler. 
The batting serves as a good absorbent for any liquids. 



I added quilting in the ditch to add some "character".


Then the binding. Check out those sharp corners, would ya?


My friend, Toni, is going to love these!

Thanks for stopping by Hazel's Daughter for my stop on the blog hop!

****If you like it here, I'd be tickled to have you follow my blog!****

When I changed my blog name from Sparkles, Sprinkles and Everyday Crap, I lost all of my followers through some Blogger glitch.  Aaaack!!!




Be sure to stop by these other blogs and see all of the other creations this week!



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40 comments:

  1. NIcely done- using up scraps for a project that is going to be gifted. That special touch of the Alpha. Very cute!

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  2. That will be very useful for your friend.

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  3. Nice! I'm sure your friend will love these.

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  4. What a great pot holders, I'm sure your friend will love them.

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  5. Your friend is a lucky lady to get your cute potholders! Replacing my potholders is at the bottom of my list of things to do, but you've made this look so easy. Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your potholders! P.S. Talking about worn out potholders with your bestie sounds perfectly normal to me. LOL

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  6. Very cute project :) Love your fabric choices!

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  7. What a great gift those will be. The colors are so cheerful. thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great idea for a friendly gift. I'm always trying to think of something to give to friends and this is the perfect small gift. We have a tendency to talk about these kinds of things too. lol Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  9. Very cute! Love the monograms!

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  10. That makes such a nice gift. I'm sure she will love them.

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  11. These are so much fun! Great gifts too. I have to say...I didn't know you when you had your other blog name, but I'm sitting here just giggling away at the old name. LOVE IT!! hahahaha

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  12. Such a nice gift - so cheery with the yellow and red!

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  13. Toni is going to love these potholders!! You really did get some fabulously sharp corners on them! What size binding did you use?

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  14. what a lucky friend! Cute pot holders!

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  15. I love to make gifts for my quilty friends too. What lovely potholders.

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  16. Great design choice, Kathy. Your friend is sure to love her personalized hot pot holders, and how appropriate that it's called a Friendship Star. Nice work on the sharp corners too, by the way;)!

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  17. A wonderful gift for your friend!

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  19. What a lucky friend. Crazy what strange things friends talk about. :) Hope you have other wonderful visits. She will, I'm sure, love your sweet friendship star potholders.

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  20. Sorry but auto correct was really bad.

    Love your pot holders. The addition of the letters is a perfect touch.

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  21. A sweet gift for a friend. Lovely.

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  22. Your pot holders look great! I don't know anyone who couldn't use some new pot holders, myself included. I should make some too. The button to follow you on bloglovin is linking to your old blog name. If that was fixed here and on bloglovin, I think you would have those followers back.

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  23. Lovely pot holders. Do you think your friend was "hinting" on purpose!? I love learning about the various products we quilters use. Is Heat and Bond like a double-sided interfacing?? I bought something like that at Joann's yesterday and tried it out with my kid's sewing class today. I need more practice peeling off the backing paper or perhaps, I didn't buy the right kind. Nevertheless, your pot holders are lovely, practical and a wonderful gift!

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  24. What a very sweet gift. I bet she loved it. We always need new potholders.

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  25. Hi, Kathy, I never think of making potholders. What are friends for if you can't have intimate discussions about the shape of your potholders?? They sure turned out nice. She will love them.

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  26. I love how bright and cheery these are! So cute!

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  27. Cute pot holder and a great choice of colors. Your friend is going to love them.

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  28. What a cute set of potholders! You're right, any excuse to get in the sewing room and make something quick. Love that you added the initials...that makes these real special! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  29. A great gift, for some reason I never think of giving them and I always need them. I'll put this on my Christ list to bee given. Thanks
    What I'm really want to say is I'm glad to have found you. I wondered what happened to you. Your stuck with me now.

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  30. So cute!! I love the idea of putting the letter in the middle.

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  31. So cute! I started following you from this blog hop.

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  32. Love the potholders. Friendship star blocks are one of my favorites. These make awesome gifts.

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  33. What a nice gift for your BFF! She's going to think about you every time she takes a hot pan out of her oven.

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  34. Aww! Super cute! Toni will love them as potholders for sure. :-)

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  35. Your pot holders turned out very cute. I am envious of your corners on your pot holders.

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