Best Laid Plans

For the last two months I’ve been telling Kelli that I want to make new hot pads so I have nice new ones for the new house.  We aren’t getting new appliances so I’ve been trying to think of little things to spruce things up- besides my current ones are LONG over due to be replaced.  They are so bad I won’t even take a picture.

I told Kelli that when I do make hot pads that I’ll take “as I go” pictures and write it up for a tutorial on the blog.  I was thinking ahead because if I didn’t I know someone would be asking for the pattern.  The hot pads that I really wanted to make have set in seams and although I can do them, I sometimes have to “work myself up” for the task.  So yesterday was the day…I was going to tackle that hot pad holder design that I had drawn up.

good news….
I remembered to take the pictures.
I used cute fabric-  Moda’s Social Club.

The design worked.
I lived through the in-set seams.

bad news…
I made it too small!!

It’s about 5 1/2″ big.  I think I want something closer to 8″ big.  I am happy with the design and think I’ll make at least a couple of these but they have to be bigger.

So I took my drawn pattern pieces and put them in the printer.  Scanned them and then enlarged them…printed and then..UGH!  I am out of ink.  I looked in my stock of ink and have every color except black.  For me, town is a half hour away…so I guess there goes my plans.

Now I am going to have to start all over at the beginning again with “working myself up” to tackle the in set seams again…that is once I get ink for the printer.

I don’t know if this really classifies as a finish…but I’m calling it one!

Today I am hooking up with Michelle’s Romantic Tangle,  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

6 thoughts on “Best Laid Plans”

  1. How about adding a border to make them large enough…just add like you would on an octagon table topper. they are too cute not to make them work!

  2. I would also add a border, similar to a table topper. I’ve also made crazy-quilt style potholders with whatever is left from a quilt. As for the printer, change the print to blue or some other color. Then you can print without black ink!

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