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