Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Well! First of all, we've been back in Maine for a few weeks now and we are sooooooooo happy! We move into the great apartment we found next week, which, oddly enough, is next door to the last apartment we lived in in Portland.

Alright, moving along! We've been staying at my mom's house in Bath and if you've ever been here then you know about her craft room. (you can see a peek of it here) Since I really haven't had much time to craft the past few months, and all of my supplies are currently in storage, I'd kind of been itching to make something.

I decided on some paper piecing and after digging around some buckets of fabric my mom pointed me to a bin of scraps from my grandmother. The bin is filled with all kinds of crazy fabrics, I think mostly from the 60's and 70's that my gramma used to make herself little house dresses and aprons. I might have to scan some later because some of them are kinda crazy!

Paper pieced trivet

After I picked out a few of the less crazy patterns and the plaid, which was a pretty awesome pair of pants I had when I was much younger, I decided I wanted to make a trivet. I like making things, but I really really like making useful things!
Paper pieced trivet

I used 7/8 in hexagons and then top stitched them onto a thick piece of tan wool. The wool will add some extra protection from heat and adds a great sturdiness. I also started stitching diagonally along the top but the bobbin in my mom's machine ran out and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to replace it. And yes, I looked at the book already.
Paper pieced trivet

I see a lot more paper piecing happening this year!

Love, a very happy Sarah in Maine

1 comment:

  1. Unrelated, but I thought of you when I was playing these games ~