Sunday, January 3, 2016

Desert Bloom Hot Pads

Dear Stella Fabrics Desert Bloom Hot Pads by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

When I saw the first pictures of Desert Bloom by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella, I thought it was lovely. So lovely that I emailed them and said that I'd be happy to join in if they were planning a blog hop to celebrate the collection. Even though they had no official events on the schedule, they were sweet enough to send me a bundle to play with this week.

Dear Stella Fabrics Desert Bloom Hot Pads by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

I had originally planned to make a pillow with this fabric, but when I opened the package, I was floored by those gorgeous watercolor designs. All I could think of were vintage tea towels and linens, and I knew that these prints would look gorgeous in my kitchen. I spent the next two days sewing nothing but potholders and trivets. The mix of botanical prints (those succulents!) and simple basics is just right. That Scallop Dot print in black, white, and blush is a fantastic blender, and it worked perfectly for the binding and loops on these projects. I am so glad I ditched the original plan and went with my impulse on this one. I absolutely love the way these turned out.

Dear Stella Fabrics Desert Bloom Hot Pads by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

But why stop there? I'm thinking cloth napkins, tablecloths, place mats, table runners. This could be the start of a whole new obsession...

6 comments:

  1. These are just beautiful Heidi! Well done!

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  2. Love the style of hot pad and the fabric is lovely too!

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  3. Gorgeous! And I love that you emailed them :) I should be more bold like that.

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  4. Wow! This is very wonderful fabrics and great advice for us. It help us so much. Thanks for sharing valuable information and style.

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