Friday, December 21, 2012

HO HO HOT PADS

Christmas is a time for tasty treats.  Yummy smells fill the kitchen and spread throughout the house, drawing a crowd.  Everyone has their favorite Christmas treat; frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread men, hand dipped chocolates, divinity, peanut brittle, the list goes on and on.  Well, since I know the kitchen is such a bustling place this time of year I decided to make Christmas hot pads to share with friends and neighbors. 
I used Julie's Mr. Claus fabric by Moda.  First I fussy cut the Santas.  Then I surrounded them with 1 1/2" strips of red and green in varying log cabin arrangements.  Put the cream Merry Christmas print on the back and quilted them.  The fun candy stripe made a great binding.  And a red ric rac hanger to finish them off.  Now they are ready to lend a hand in holiday baking.


3 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Em to you and your family! Hope you have a lovely time together.

    Love your potholders - the binding is perfect. I also love the 'heart' quilt from your grandmother - and the rocking chair story. These family traditions are like a hug that stays with you all the time. Beautiful.

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  2. Those are darling and such a clever idea to share.

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