Hunter is inspecting it and making sure I did everything right. Well, the tummy time quilt was just fine, but because I don't want the extra weight, I don't use batting in these quilts. Well, that doesn't fit the parameters of the challenge...I have to use batting, so...
Email to the rescue!!! I received an email from Bernina's We All Sew with a pattern for tortilla warmers!! This cute little warmer uses Wrap and Zap batting (the kind you can put in the microwave), mostly batik fabrics, and all in my daughters' favorite colors!!
I didn't exactly follow the directions for making this...I chose to sew all my layers together and pull them right side out so I didn't need to make binding for the top half.
Batting on the bottom, then the black fabric and teal on top.
Press the "inside" fabric over the batting and then press the outside fabric seam allowance on top of that.
I pinned them closed while they were hot and let them cool because I know "hot forgets, cold remembers" and sewed them about 1/8" from the edge all the way around. I then picked a pretty stitch I had never used on my machine to quilt an X to hold the layers together.
I now know why the directions used binding all around all the edges...it is really hard to cut a good circle using my regular rotary cutter - my wonderful circle rotary cutter is at home in Washington - and my edges don't all match up real pretty. So I picked the two sides that match the best for the top, open part of the tortilla warmer and used bias binding to hide the messiest parts!!
Hunter had to check them out as well. I used another decorative stitch to stitch the binding down.
Since my middle daughter's husband cooks authentic Mexican food and they don't fry those tortillas crispy, they will use these often!
I am linking up with Kim at Persimmon Dreams with my finish!