Here's another holiday project! We've already given this one, so it's safe to post. I made these hotpads, similar to my other ones. Several weeks ago, I saw some adorable rooster fabric which I intended to come back later and purchase. But, I've been put on some restrictions while pregnant, one of those is not being on my feet too much. The dr. said, "Absolutely no going out Christmas shopping." Nice! Thankfully, most my shopping was done, but I had a few little things I was still planning.
Thus began my brainstorming. How to come up with a rooster focused gift without rooster fabric? I decided applique would be my best option and dug through the fabric bins for the colors I wanted to go with the coupon holder and notebook I had purchased. I found a rooster image using Google and I traced the outline. I do need some work on my circles. haha!! And I would rather use binding than turning them, especially on the smaller hotpads. Those have both a layer of batting and Insul-bright. So, quilting in this way wasn't the best option. Live and learn!