I am very used to doing large, complex projects. I don't usually whip up small things. So it always comes as a pleasant surprise how fast some of these projects come together if you put your mind together.
While at my LQS I noticed a pattern for a "corn cocoon." As someone who microwaves corn on the cob regularly (think I'll go make some now while it's on my mind...) it seemed like a pretty great idea. Normally I wrap my corn in a wet paper towel, but that's a lot of waste.
The only tricky thing with this guy was making sure everything in it was 100% cotton. This was easily accomplished with all but the batting. Once I had finished it I tossed it into the microwave for a test run. I had no corn on hand so put it in empty. A minute later, a quarter sized area had browned and was smoking...eek!
|Burnt portion by that lower right S|
In other news, I opened my mail yesterday to find my "Men Behind the Quilts" calendar.
It's TOO CUTE. In addition to photos of guys and quilts, each month has a little bio about the man and a description of the quilt! To my boyfriend's dismay, this is now hanging in the living room. I'm even thinking about ordering a few more copies for friends. Get your own here. This is a great marketing tool because it really makes me want to go to Sisters, Oregon, not just for the quilt show but for the scenery!
This morning I had a quilting class so I am now off to do my "homework" before our next class on Thursday.