Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EYMM Christmas in July Blog Tour

Don't miss any of the stops on the EYMM Christmas in July Tour! (Note: the direct links below will not work until their specified date, but feel free to click through and check out other posts on their blogs at any time.)

July 21 - Needles to Say
July 23 - Inspinration and Sewing by Ti

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Here I am participating in another Blog Tour for Everything Your Mama Made and More. It's Christmas in July! Are there really only 22 weeks until Christmas? Wow!

For this blog tour, I decided to make a pattern that is perfect for gift giving - the Bowl Cozy and Tortilla Warmer. It's perfect for using up scraps of cotton wovens and left over cotton batting.

These were fairly quick and easy - so I made 2 sets. I love that these are made with all cotton - so you can microwave them and they are completely machine washable.

Here is the first tortilla warmer I made. I used some white double fold bias tape I purchased for the binding. The tortilla warmer is 12 inches in diameter making it large enough for burrito sized tortillas. I only had a small taco sized tortilla.

The Yellow fabric is Menagerie from the Peacock Lane by Violet for Michael Miller. The print below is Historic Tile from Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.

The bowl cozy can fit any size or shape bowl.

The square design makes nice large corners for little hands to hold and carry a hot bowl without getting burned

It would also work well for keeping bowls nice and cold too keep ice cream from melting.

For the second set I used Daisy Chain by Amy Butler for Rowan fabrics.

I also used Royal Parrot from the Pernila's Journey line by Tina Givens for Free Spirit. had to take a photo of the bowl cozy without the bowl so you could see the placement of the parrots.

I had fun quilting each piece in a slightly different pattern. You can get as creative and fancy as you want - or you can do a very simple design. But you do need to do some quilting to keep things together.

I figured parrots don't go with every kitchen, so I put them as the inside of the tortilla warmer. For this one, I used some double fold bias tape I had made that was leftover from another project.

These items were fun and easy to make. These would make great gifts to give at Christmas. I love that it can use scraps from other projects.

I hope you enjoyed my post and will visit the other blogs on the tour.