Sunday, 14 February 2016

round ~ le challenge ~ hot water bottle cover


The theme for le challenge this month was round, I thought about making something round but I couldn't think of anything I really fancied making! What I did need was a new hot water bottle cover. After seeing Mary's versions I used Adrianne's tutorial to whip one up.


I needed to make it fit the theme - usually I use the theme as a starting point but sometimes you have to just figure out how to make it work! So I raided my scraps and picked out everything that had a dot or circle, because obviously they are round. I threw that little tape measure scrap in there too because I love it!


I made up two panels (the tutorial uses one but this works) with Amanda Jean's scrap vortex tutorial. Most of my scraps were more like strips but I didn't want to bother cutting them all up smaller and I like how it worked out. I quilted the panels with my favourite cross hatching using Aurifil 12 wt thread.


All these fabrics have memories of other projects and I like seeing them all together! It's slightly mad and there was no coordinating of fabrics, other than the round shapes.

Once I had finished I decided to add a little hand quilting to the top rather than top stitching. I love the shape of the hot water bottle, it's easy to turn down the opening to fill it up. I folded the hot water bottle into thirds vertically to get it in and there was a little jiggling to get it into place. I'm not sure how easy it would be to get it back out though, mine's pretty snug! It's been cold so I'm using it every night and love it!


Wishing you all a warm, love filled Valentine's Day!

Head over to le challenge to see other round makes and link up your 'round' themed makes for a chance to win!

Le Challenge

There will be a new theme announced tomorrow and I think it's a brilliant one so make sure you check it out!

I'm also linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday because scraps!

Scraptastic Tuesday


9 comments:

  1. Great work Lucy. There is something about the smell and feel of a hot water bottle that reminds me of sleeping at my Nan's house under a candlewick bedcover.

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  2. Glad you are joining us Lucy and I keep meaning to join your link up too! Never seem to be making something suitable though. Love your bottle cover - great idea to make it personal and remember previous makes while you do! Big thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

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  3. Really love your bottle! My only attempt so far turned into a bit of a disaster but Matthew manages to use it! Lovely idea to be reminded of all previous makes too :)

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  4. These are the most fabulous hot water bottle covers ever!! Perfect for warming cold tootsies.

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  5. What a fun scrappy project!

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  6. Lovely and snugly, I need to make one and the scrap vortex sounds interesting too.

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  7. Perfect! And it's also perfect for the theme because it goes round the hot water bottle...

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