Well, I started with the little squares I had cut from the leftover charms, and I made the little basket (which I forgot to take a picture of -- oops). And then I thought about using some of the squares I had left to make up a hot pad. Like this:
I took a bunch of photos and meant to write it up last weekend and then accidentally deleted the photos. (Oops, again!)
So I made up another so I could take some photos.
To begin, I once again used Pellon's 1" fusible grid interfacing. I cut 12 by 12 on the squares and then cut out a two inch square from each corner.
I laid out thirty-two 2" squares on the grid and pressed.
After folding over and sewing as usual, I made a small cut at the corners to meet the seam line.
I also trimmed off a wee bit from the seam allowance.
The little cut I made meant I could press open the seams at the cut-out corners as well.
Seams all sewn and pressed! So fast and easy. I love it.
After I grabbed a bit of spare batting, I settled for some easy straight line quilting.
I used the AccuQuilt GO! 8" circle die to cut out the hot pad circles-- the cross lines make it easy to center the patchwork.
So I ran the pieced and quilted section thru, and then a little Insul-Bright, a backing piece, and another piece of batting. Easy peasy.
So, it may have taken be a little longer to get there, but this little duo accounts for my GO! Sew Challenge for last week and this week. Whew. That's good, because this quilter just had a very nasty bout of food poisoning, or maybe the flu, and I am wrung out. Writing this up is the only thing I've accomplished all day. I could use better photos or perhaps more time in Photoshop but, hey, sometimes good enough is good enough, right?
And, as Scarlett said, Tomorrow is another day!