I'm telling you, lately I have to strike when the iron is hot! My little guy doesn't give me lots of time, so when I get a "fire", I go! A few weeks ago, I bought some awesome fabric by a local artist, Kim Schaefer, who designs for Andover Fabrics at my LQS. I thought the flowers would be perfect to add to a solid and make them into pot holders for hostess gifts for the holidays.
I got out my solids and a bowl (in this case 7 1/2 inches) traced some circles on some solids to match the flowers and started. I applied steam a seam to the flowers, and ironed them to the middles of the solid circles. Then, I found the coordinating fabric I bought for the backing, doubled some batting, made the quilt sandwiches and went to town. I button hole stitched the flowers down, cut the circles and applied bias binding to them and in no time I had 12 done. Pretty cute too if I do say so myself. What do you think?
The cool part of this whole thing is that I have 10 flowers left. Anyone want them? They're up for grabs. Just tell me what you would do with them and I will pick a winner on Monday!