Handmade Holidays Part 2 :: Artful Oven Mitts

Artful Oven Mitts for Julie (1)

When I did my post yesterday about handmade gifts I completely forgot about these!  I have been reading Maria Shell's blog for a while now.  If you have never seen it, go look now!  Her work is really amazing.  

Way back in November 2013 Maria posted about her Artful Oven Mitts.  I was smitten with them and as luck would have it she was offering her mitt pattern to the first 100 people to request it.  I was one of the first to do so and have had the pattern sitting here for way too long.  A few weeks ago I decided to make a pair for a dear friend of mine.  We have decided to forgo giving a holiday gift to each other starting next Christmas, but I wanted to make her one more special thing for this last time.  I had the patchwork partially sewn together in my scrap bin and it didn't take long to quilt them.  I was happy that I already had the thermal batting in the stash as well as a heavy cotton for the linings.  These were perfect and I'm sure they were well received.  Thank you again Maria for your inspiration!