Friday, September 23, 2011

Bloggers' Dinner Party September 2011

Here is my entry in the September Blogger's Dinner Party.  These oven mitts feature 100% cotton screen print fabric from the Metro Café line by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman.  I made a similar pair for my daughter last Christmas using a bright color way in the same Metro Cafe fabric line.   And her two brothers also received oven mitts in other fun fabrics -- pie fabric for Tim and Michael Miller's great Flatware in Vintage, also from Metro Cafe, for Jeff.  


I love how this fabric has a retro vibe ( I haven't used an egg beater in awhile), but uses modern colors.  You'll find Deep Teal, Cedar, and Nougat – all Pantone Fall 2011 trendy colors – in this print.  The lining and binding fabric is Samsara by Benartex in willow green.  I love that these mitts are fully lined – no scratchy seams.   Heat resistant InsulBrite with fleece was used for the batting.  I used simple straight line machine quilting.  I love my walking foot for projects like this!


These mitts bring out my inner Betty Crocker.  Yes, it's true, I was South Dakota's Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow in 1971.   I got kidded about that a lot (I'm not the world's greatest cook)—but I was very grateful for the generous scholarship provided by General Mills which covered all my tuition and living expenses during my first two years of college back when I was a mini-skirted Home Ec major at South Dakota State University.  I later veered WAY off that course and went to law school.


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LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Love those oven mitts. That fabric is adorable. I have a pair somewhere. They got lost in the move. I think they are in my hall closet. Now I'm going to have to find them.

  2. Your oven mitts are great! They look pro! :)

  3. Those oven mitts are charming! The remind me of my KitchenAid mixer, which I love.

  4. I love it - your inner Betty Crocker!
    What a great project, love the fabric!
    Thanks for linking up to the bloggers dinner party!