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:

Jenny said...

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.

Heidi Staples said...

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

MariQuilts said...

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

Di said...

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

Marci Girl said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's fabulous! Have a lovely week xx

Sigrun said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

Oh my, so teeny, it's amazing!

Nilya said...

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

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

Ann said...

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

Flying Blind... said...

What can I say!? Totally beautiful xxx

Patti said...

A real beauty!

Katherine said...

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

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

This is so pretty, I love it!

elle said...

Everything is looking good, Leanne!

Annabella said...

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.

Jeneta said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Canadian Abroad said...

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!

Karen said...

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

Jess said...

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

Judith, Belfast said...

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

cheeky monkey said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! Adorable

legato1958 said...

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

Susie

Kelly said...

Stunning! It was worth every hour it took.

diane said...

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

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heart of charnwood said...

Gorgeous :o)