23 June 2011
our creative space 'i like it hot hot hot' my entry for the Hottie Challenge
Have you been following the show & tell talent display of hot water bottle covers over at the CurlyPops blog?? Cam alone has coordinated 60+ designers to create amazing hot water bottle covers for The Hottie Challenge which is a fundraiser for The Margaret Pratt Foundation (lungs). All the gorgeous hot water bottle covers will be on display at the Open Drawer Centre, 1-24 July, there will be 100s of them, all donated & available for sale.
Voila - my entry to challenge, here's hoping it will raise some much needed funds.
I thought i'd go with pink, red, pink, white & some more pink??
The only rule was that they had an open top, for display hanging purposes, which is not my regular hot water bottle pattern, so i created a draw string design.
I put together a hexagon feature, which i applique to pretty Cath Kidston gingham, rose & lace fabric (could not be girlier) which was quilted to organic batting. The red & white Donna Hay thick-baker's-twine-inspired-draw-string is under pink & white stripe bias, with red & white narrow stripe bias around the top.
With random quilting in zig zag stiching across the back, with the Cath Kidston fabric going in the opposite direction - it's all about contrast & details - how a filled hot water bottle looks from every angle.
I hope this brings some rosey toasty nights to someone very soon, knowing it was made with love & purchased from a very good cause. Do go along to the event if you're in Melbourne!! Check out our creative spaces for a long list of clever craft on Thursday, you might discover more hot water bottle cover goodness?? Love Posie