My cousin likes to cook and bake, so I decided to make her a trivet/hotpad for her birthday. I had been playing around with leftover cream and pastel scraps from the bee block I made for Carla in August (see here). I ended up with two rectangular pieces, blocks that were about the right size for a trivet.
I sandwiched them with two layers of batting between them to protect a table or countertop. I picked a side to be the “top” and quilted straight lines in the different sections, leaving the blue and white print unquilted.
In most sections I used white thread (or maybe cream? I can’t remember now but it looks white to me in the picture) and for the outer sections – the lavender and the pieces that complete the “square” I used lavender thread.
Here’s the back:
I bound it with a semi-scrappy lavender binding (because I ran out of the polka dot). C likes purple.
I was worried that it might be too improv – maybe that’s not her style, you know? – but she liked it, so we were both happy in the end.