I am a very task orientated person. I like to define what I am going to do and then do it. I do not like for things to drag on, be in limbo, or half-finished. I love closure. But that’s not always how it goes, life is a work-in-progress. For every hill you get to the top of there is inevitably another one on the horizon. Tenacity is a virtue.
For months now, I have been trying to make a batch of oven mitts. I wrote about this in the Great Oven Mitt Pattern Give Away of 2013. Which by the way, I am still doing. Want a mitt pattern? Say something nice here on my blog, and I will send you one.
The truth is that I have plenty to do with out making a batch of mitts. So, why I am doing this you might ask? Well, because the lovely (I mean really lovely) ladies who own Blue Hollomon Gallery here in Anchorage asked me to make some.
Gina Holloman and Georgia Blue–their names always remind me of 1940s movies stars–invited me to show my work at their gallery. They wanted quilts and mitts. And they especially wanted mitts for Christmas.
I started to make mitts, and then I went to Ohio. I started again, and then I went to Houston. I started again and again. Thanksgiving, parenting, teaching, blogging, mitt pattern mailing, who knows whatting. I just couldn’t get it done.
Finally, last week, I did it! I finished about 40 mitts. And I thought, what the heck. Might as well write one more blog post about these darn things. This is a visual tutorial to help you make mitts.
Make a quilt sandwich measuring approximately 15″ by 10″ using a sturdy liner fabric, insul-bright or other heat reflective batting, and the fabric you want for the outside of the mitt. Quilt this sandwich. Do this twice.
Mitts standing in rows.
If you live here in Anchorage, I invite you to visit the gallery and check them out in person. The gallery is FABULOUS. If you live outside and would like to buy some mitts visit my contact page and email me. Each mitt is one-of-a-kind and made from vintage upholstery fabric and repurposed denim. They are both decorative and functional. They are $60.00 a mitt.
The truth is I am now officially an oven mitt making factory. It’s part of what I do. I make mitts. I hope you like them.