Monday, May 13, 2013

A trivet and its tale

A trivet

Yesterday I made this trivet - it took all morning, afternoon and well into the evening, full disclosure is important. It is a 10.5" square, the patchwork piece is about 6.25" square. It is made with Liberty Lifestyle quilting cottons, an Architextures print for the background, and navy Essex linen with an insulbright batting to allow it to protect the table from heat. There were a lot of things that led to this my choices for this trivet.

First, the inner patchwork is taken from the pattern for the Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch in Ayumi Takahashi's new book Patchwork, Please! but I made the cover panel a little smaller. I have been enjoying this book.

A trivet

That is a spool of aurafil thread, the one that I used to quilt the navy Essex linen, mostly for scale.

My second inspiration for this trivet was Hadley's version of the Sweet Trips Embroider Pouch which you can read about here on her blog, Flying Blind With a Rocket Cycle. Every time I saw her progress I wanted to make and have that patchwork panel. So I basically copied Hadley, I am sure she knows that is because her idea was fantastic.

A trivet

A long while back I won some of the beautiful Liberty Lifestyle quilting cottons from my friend Sarah who blogs at Sew Me. I have long been wanting to just make something for me from those beauties.

A trivet

The Give Me Liberty sew along that Krista, who blogs at Krista Stitched and Nicole, who blogs at Bold Goods are running has had me thinking of using the fabrics Sarah had sent me in the way that Hadley did to make the beautiful panel in my new book. I will link this up to the sew along, where more Liberty fabric projects can be found.


Last, that new to me, old to the world dining room table needs trivets, and I needed a break from making placemats.

I wish you all a great week, me included.

Best,

Leanne


31 comments:

  1. ACK. I love this combination of the navy Essex and liberty. This is just gorgeous. I'm having such a strong reaction to this, I feel like it must date me to some particular point in the past or something. It is wonderful.

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Leanne!! I love it!

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  3. Looks fabulous!! I'm glad you were able to get some sewing time in.

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  4. Good idea and a marriage of ideas and fabric. Nice make L. Di x

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  5. Oh I love it, so beautiful and what a great day spent making something so pretty and useful!

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  6. It's wonderful! Job well done :)
    You're boosting Hadley's ego!

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  7. This looks fabulous, Leanne!
    Great (new?) header as well, by the way :-)

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  8. Quite probably the most beautiful trivet ever! So glad you were able to make something pretty for yourself.

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  9. What a gorgeous trivet Leanne. It looks fabulous in the Liberty

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  10. This is so sweet and reminds me of my Farmers wife blocks.

    Did i get it right, that you wrote a Book?

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  11. Oh Leanne! Its absolutely great! Thank you for the peak inside your head as you created this! :)

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  12. What can I say!? Totally beautiful xxx

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  13. Gorgeous! Your teeny blocks are just amazing in Liberty fabrics, Leanne.

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  14. Everything is looking good, Leanne!

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  15. It's a beautiful trivet, and when I eventually do something with the rest of my Liberty it will be using navy something or other as it is the perfect colour for the Liberty.

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  16. It is so very beautiful!! Your choice of quilting is perfect.

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  17. Love this and the quilting adds so much! And the embroidery pouch is the project I just got assigned for Patchwork, Please sew-along!

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  18. I love it. So beautiful but I would not put it near hot pans and such. It would be hanging on the wall if it was mine. Too nice to spoil!

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  19. I am now more in love with patchwork please and need a trivet like this! It looks amazing :)

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  20. Wow! It's just stunning. That must be some seriously tiny piecing!

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  21. What a beautiful thing to have on your table! You are the queen of mini quilts!!! Jxo

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  22. this is absolutely gorgeous! Adorable

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  23. So pretty... and elegant! I love it.

    Susie

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  24. Stunning! It was worth every hour it took.

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  25. Everything about this trivet is perfect. I want to make that star pattern in Ayumi's book, too.

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