I'm usually a complete supporter of purchasing from the wedding registry. Get the happy couple what they want not what you want, for crying out loud. But after buying from the registry for a shower, I decided to go handmade for the ceremony, and I am so happy I did.
For over a year, I've been wanting to try out Purl Soho's Liberty Hot Pad tutorial, and this felt like the perfect opportunity. Plus, I am sewing my stash this year! (The goal is to go from nine boxes to six in 2016. Big dreams.) The tutorial calls for pretty colored twill tape of which Joann does not really carry, so I opted for my own binding. (Plus, I have not mastered the machine-sewn beautiful-on-both-sides binding as of yet. I end up with a wobbly uneven mess. C'est la vie.) I made a little bit of extra binding and sewed it closed and then insided it out for a loop that got stitched right into the binding.
I just love the triangular pockets on the back of the one. Such fun.
I'm a sucker for stripes and florals. You begin to understand why I could not say no to this project!
The pattern calls for straight-line quilting and then quilting at 30º. Now this is a tad ambiguous, so I ended up with one potholder that is 30º and one that is 60º depending where you measure from. Oh well, both look good. And most importantly, the happy now married couple were thrilled with their handmade gift. Day made.