Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Coasting with Zakka along 2.0

Monday was the long awaited for start to  Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork, Please!
This SAL is being hosted by Debbie and Lindsey, and we are using the book written by Ayumi (aka Pink Penguin).
Each week will feature a project.
The first project is the bell pepper coasters, and for some hints and inspiration we were directed to Penny@ sewtakeahike
She had a brilliant idea to enlarge the pattern and make hot pads rather than coasters!
Well, I loved this idea and decided that I would do the same thing.
I ran into a  glitch when it came to enlarge the pattern.
There is no way I had the skills to enlarge and fit the pattern by 180% and have it fit!
Thankfully, I have a brother......!
We fiddled and fussed and finally came up with a decent sized pattern, but probably not the size Penny used.
We He divided the pattern up and then I just taped it back together for a perfect fit.
The sewing was really quite easy.
I used 2 layers of batting and 1 layer of insulbrite for the actual pepper, and then 1 layer of batting and 1 layer of insulbrite for the centre section.
It sewed up without any difficulty at all using my walking foot.


I just made two of them, and may do another in the future.
They measure 8.5" across the widest part of the bell, and the centre piece measure about 7.5"
This was a great first project, and I'm looking forward to doing more from this wonderful book!

11 comments:

Heather D. said...

SUPER cute Patti! I love how poofy yours look.

Celtic Thistle said...

Looks great Patti!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love them - well done!!

The Patchsmith said...

I love them both. Nicely work - brothers are so handy aren't they?

Erica said...

Those are adorable! These would make great gifts too, I may have to get this book.

Debbie said...

oh nicely done!

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Coffee and tea! Super pretty and so clever.

Archie the wonder dog said...

These are wonderful!

Archie the wonder dog said...

P.S. I've been trying to reply to your lovely comment on my blog but it keeps being bounced back - I thought I'd leave you a comment in case you don't know there's a problem. I hope you haven't missed any important emails...

Janine said...

This is fab! A more useful size than a coaster, I think :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

these look fab

11 comments:

Heather D. said...

SUPER cute Patti! I love how poofy yours look.

Celtic Thistle said...

Looks great Patti!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love them - well done!!

The Patchsmith said...

I love them both. Nicely work - brothers are so handy aren't they?

Erica said...

Those are adorable! These would make great gifts too, I may have to get this book.

Debbie said...

oh nicely done!

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Coffee and tea! Super pretty and so clever.

Archie the wonder dog said...

These are wonderful!

Archie the wonder dog said...

P.S. I've been trying to reply to your lovely comment on my blog but it keeps being bounced back - I thought I'd leave you a comment in case you don't know there's a problem. I hope you haven't missed any important emails...

Janine said...

This is fab! A more useful size than a coaster, I think :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

these look fab