What is your favorite quilt block? For certain mine is the log cabin. Stars are a close second.
I made these trivets for our dining room table. They are so bright and cheerful and a perfect accompaniment to summertime dishes like Caprese salad.
They were first inspired by a fat quarter bundle of veggie fabric I bought on Etsy. I love fresh produce and the way the veggies are so modern yet classic.
I also experimented a little with these small quilting projects. First, I tried spray basting for the first time. The trivet on the left, which is significantly larger and less wonky was spray basted. I just pin basted the one on the right. You can see the spray basted one shifted around a whole lot less, so when I squared it up, it finished at 8 1/2” square instead of 8” like the pin basted one, which needed a lot trimmed off to make it square again.
I also tried some free motion curves on the trivet on the far right. I left the feed dogs up and I think my quilting was a little better. Maybe. Maybe not!