Mothers Day Trivet

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My FIRST EVER completed quilting project from start to finish!!! And finished in the nick of time for Mum Mother's Day pressie lol. First time ever using a walking foot... first time lots of things! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Learn to walk before you can run... if you try something different to the original pattern and it doesn't work then find an easy way to cover up your stuff up and still finish it so it's presentable... Mum will never know lol. I wanted to use a fancy stitch to secure the binding so I sewed it to the back but then found it was too thick. Ended up hand sewing the front side... but that was ok coz I'm a neat hand stitcher (thank goodness lol) The other bit I had trouble with was sewing the 2 ends of the binding together... completely stuffed up in the end but just had enough to fold one end over neatly on top. I'll be back to tackle the binding trick another day... I'm not giving up... just ran out of time this round. Yes there will be more trivets too... I'm addicted!

What you will need

  • 100% cotton and batting as per instructions

Q&A with Pam NZ

tomib asked:
Boy...I think it looks great. Did u do some free motion quilting in the lighter points. Sure looks good to me. Nice job! Fun aren't they?
Pam NZ answered:
Yes a little FMQ there! What fun it was... and now I understand why you've made more than one... think I will be too ;-)
Pamillia asked:
This is wonderful, what a lucky Mom. Your quilting is beautiful, colors are great and your description is very helpful. Thank you for sharing.
Pam NZ answered:
Thank you Pamillia, I was thrilled with Mum's reaction!
Pieceful1 asked:
Pam this is just beautiful!
Pam NZ answered:
Thank you... one thing off my list to make... many more still on tho thanks to you lol.
bitterpurl asked:
I love this one! and that lighter fabric is awesome! I thought you went and made it scrappy! also, I'm going to try a share a better way to start/end the binding. I'll take pictures this weekend. let's just say no wrestling needed!
Pam NZ answered:
Thanks! Ha ha looks scrappy but without the extra work... don't you just love fabric like this! Look forward to no wrestling involved binding... happy to try it out when you're ready, if you need a willing guinea pig ;-)
bitterpurl asked:
ok, I just posted a new discussion with the directions, I hope they're clear!
Pam NZ answered:
Thanks, brilliantly clear instructions for an easier method :-)