How is it already the 21st? I have been on vacation since the start of the blog hop and while I’d put together a little project before I left I had hoped to re-make it a bit more polished the day before my date to post but I’ve been terribly motion sick getting rid of my sea legs. When I popped on my computer yesterday I was a bit embarrassed that my project is so small compared to everyone else’s but it’s what I have to show so please don’t be too hard on a newbie!
I sewed up a iced coffee cozy cause with too many quilts in progress I knew I wouldn’t have time to finish another and I prefer to sew things I know I’ll use. I love my hot coffee cozy but as a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee addict in the winter months I always want there to be a way to keep my hand warm while walking to the office.
I plan to make another and perfect the pattern a bit better cause I think other people would probably like to make some for themselves.
It’s a pretty simple QAYG construction using Kona Berry (#1016), Kona Buttercup (#1056), Kona Grass Green (#1703) and Kona Turquoise (#1376). I cut open an iced coffee cup then added my seam allowances. From that size I cut a piece of Insul-Bright batting and started sewing on strips of my Kona solids.
I don’t seem to have the photos of the last steps where I sewed a backing, then clipped the corners and turned it inside out to the top stitch (poorly I know) the end with the elastic. There has to be a better way to finish these, I’m glad the size I used perfectly butted up cause the overlap would have been too bulky.
I hope to spend more time perfecting this new pattern in 2014 and to brighten up my morning coffee with more solid projects.
I rarely do solid projects cause I love a sassy print but this was a fun challenge!
Today’s other Sunrise & Sunset blog hop participants:
Do visit the other sewists and cheer them on! I promise for my next blog hop I’ll aim a bit higher and not pick a time when I’m so busy. Christmas quilts, holidays and birthdays galore in Dec/January, a Quilt of Valor to bind and a cruise to the Caribbean with my friends plus that pesky full time job thing lead to significant loss of sewing hours! Sigh…