Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mixer Cozy, Patchwork Please Inspired

I am picking and choosing the projects from the Patchwork Please book to those I think I will use. The tea cozy is so cute but I don't even own a teapot so I thought why not take that idea and make a mixer cozy?

I got to thinking about this when I awoke this morning. I quickly drew out some letters to spell M*I*X so I could paper piece them. The M gave me a little trouble, but it is ok for this time. If I were to make another, I would work a little harder at it. I made the letters 5" square, but after piecing the M a few times it turned out a bit narrower.

It was fun to just make it as scrappy as possible, trying to keep Ayumi's style in mind.



I added a few squares from a Kumiko Fujita panel on either side of the word and then some text print to make the word panel wide enough. I then sewed a piece of linen to the panel and made a quilt sandwich with Thermolam Plus and this Monaluna print from the Metro Cafe line for Robert Kaufmann fabrics. Quilted with diagonal lines spaced 2" apart seemed the right proportion for this project.

I have the really big Mixmaster so the finished size of this cover is 22" wide x 19.5" tall. 


I had a few pieces of different black and white bindings left over so I sewed them together and used it as the binding on the bottom of the cover. That little print at the bottom says "Home Sweet Home", with laundry hanging on the line. I've had it in my stash forever.



It looks so pretty sitting on my kitchen counter.




I am linking to Lindsey's blog for the Zakka 2.0 project of the week.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the scrappy patchwork style - looks awesome. I especially like the pic with the cozy peaking from behind the tomato tower!!!

Leanne said...

It is lovely as are your tomatoes.

Linda F. said...

This is really darling, Diane. What a great idea.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I love the fabrics you chose for this mixer cozy! They are super perfect!!!
Great job!

Amira @ http://littlemushroomcap.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

This is beyond clever! What an awesome idea - I could use one too! ;-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a clever idea! It suits your kitchen perfectly!

memmens said...

It's superb - well done.

Flying Blind... said...

Like I just commented to Lindsey, you are one step from toilet rol covers!!!

heart of charnwood said...

Ha, ha, Hadley is only worried you'll be stepping on her toes with her love of crocheted toilet roll covers! I think it looks great, and nice work on the letter piecing. :o)

suemac said...

So cute. I have been thinking about getting that book. Hmm.

Patti said...

Fantastic idea, and it looks so great!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

SO cute! I love the mixer print.

Marcia R said...

I may just copy you, as I also don't have a teapot!

Kelly G said...

Oh very cute! What a brilliant idea.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Love how you adapted the design to become something you could use. Your fabric choices are fabulous.

Cindy said...

Love it! Love how you made your own letters. The M looks good.