Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Strings and Things


I had 2 string blocks left over from my table topper   just sitting around on my sewing table so I decided to do something with them. I was thinking that they could be potholders but they are a bit too small for that. I think I will just use them as hot pads.



I backed them with some denim thinking it would make a good insulator. One of those good ideas/bad ideas kind of things. The denim is a good insulator but very hard to sew through all those layers when you do the flip and sew thing. Lesson learned for the next set of pot holders.



I have a sister that loves Pink Panther. I searched Ebay for awhile to find some Pink Panther fabric that caught my eye. Didn't happen but I did find this panel. I knew it would be perfect for the project I had in mind for her.

She liked my strings table topper so I had the idea of putting little string blocks along the edges of the panel to jazz it up a bit. She wanted a simple string runner to use along the headboard of her bed. The problem was that she would never measure the area that she wanted to use a runner on. I hope it fits. If not, then she will have a dresser runner or a table runner for her dining room. I'm sure she will find a spot for it.


For the quilting I just went with some simple circles around the paw prints in the light pink areas. I didn't place any quilting on the Pink Panther portion hoping that would help him stand out a bit.

I love the pink circles on the black fabric for the back. It's almost gone now. Not sure if I can find more. I bought it at JoAnn's way before Christmas last year. I also have some in pink and green. I'm working from my stash right now so no shopping trips for a bit.

I actually bought two of these panels because I knew once it showed up on my doorstep that I would want one for our house. I have the strips ready for the strings, I just need to sew them to the papers and put it all together. Some day...




8 comments:

Maria said...

Good idea for the left over blocks.

Just love the Pink Panther.

Melinda Cornish said...

if this is a double comment, sorry!
I love the pink panther and your sister is going to love it too! the little hot pads are pretty cute too...I like that you used denim for the back...I always try to use what I have...for the batting in pot holders, I use old bath towels..they work great and then I have a reason to go buy some new pretty ones.....

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love that Pink Panther ---so cute and sooooo cheerful looking--glad you got yourself one too!!!
You are just a "buzzin" along there girl-friend--I will have to get up a little earlier tomorrow if I am to stay ahead of you??????
Hugs, Di

Stephanie said...

Great hot pads!!!

WoolenSails said...

The pink panther is a fun piece. I got a laural burch panel and was going to quilt the designs, then realized it would take me years to do that much by hand;)

Debbie

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

A question for you - you sew the "strings" on paper? I've seen a tutorial where they were sewn on thin
fabric ...

Tangos Treasures said...

They are both cute!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm catching up on blog reading...and I have a panel for Pink Panter somewhere up there! I loved it when I first bought it at Mary Jo's in Gastonia a few years back. Now that I've seen how you finished off yours I'm excited about it again. I'm not into Pink Panther...but it was a fun panel!