Friday, October 26, 2012

Oven Mitt Americana

I just realized I never showed the finished mitt I made. My good friend is ever so much into americana and the 4th of July one of her favorite holidays. She needed a present for it. Wouldn't it be great if we gave/got gifts for any random holiday? I figured if I were to do it, I'd have to ├╝ber-americana it. (I even made her an americana apron but managed to give that to her without getting pictures.) Above is the outside. The front chicken side is quilted following the brown dots, with lines on the star/hearts and echo quilting from the inside. 

This was made to be reversible. If I were to do it again I'd adjust the thumb area as it's super tight when reversed. They are all crinckly sounding as they have the heat protective material in-between the layers of fabric. Each side is different-front to back and inside/outside. 

See how that moose is quilted around him and the little sticks as well? It makes me happy that it's so fussily quilted. The appliqued chicken on the front creates a fun quilted rooster on this side. Flip the mitt over and you've got ric rac and stars. It's quilted with lines between the white stars.

 It feels so patriotic and american and the last side a bit 50's, which I love. That blue star fabric is a preprinted oven mitt fabric from joann's. I got the general shape from it but just had to customize the whole thing. Now I just need to think about making one for me as the one's we've got are rubbish. Our favorite hot pad is the knit one my parents got for their wedding in the 70's. It's so ugly a lovely brown and orange number. 

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