Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WIP Wednesday and the Hottie Project

What am I working on this week?  Something a little bit special...


Lisa from Big Little has launched The Hottie Project - an initiative to create lots and lots of hot water bottle covers to keep Christchurch children warm (and hopefully feeling a little bit fuzzy) this winter.  You can find all the details here.

I think this is a really great project and totally worthwhile supporting, and there are several different ways you can help.  If you're interested in making a hot water bottle cover, Lisa has put together a pattern and template - details on how to get it here.  I had a bit of time before I got the template by email, so I had a go at making a hottie cover myself.

Quilted hottie cover

I had just spent some time sorting out my scraps, and decided to use some of my green and yellow scraps to make the quilted exterior.

Quilted hottie cover

This version is fully lined with some nice cheery fabric in matching tones.

Quilted hottie cover

I'm working on a second hottie cover - this time with a bit of free-motion quilting.  I'm also working on a template for my version of the hottie cover and a tutorial - it should be up over the weekend if you want to check back then.

For the Hottie Project

You can expect to see a few more of these in different colours over the next few weeks - its a quick fun project and perfect for using up scraps and practising new free motion quilting designs.

Will you join me in making a hottie cover for The Hottie Project?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

16 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What a brilliant idea! Your colour selection is SO pretty! I wonder how much it would cost to send a 'hottie' to Christchurch?

Kerstin said...

What a great project! I love what you did with your fabric, your cover looks so cheerful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wonderful idea!

Schulz Family said...

visiting from WIP wednesday. Great to see another NZer!! Awesome hottie cover. Looks like everyone is getting into it. With the weather we have been having the kids will all need it too.

Nilya said...

Wonderful idea and so beautifully done!

Renee said...

Your cover is so cute! Much cozier than a naked bottle.

Rachel said...

Love your hottie covers Adrianne, I'll check back for the pattern :)

Karen said...

Wow - you made a great job of your own version of the hottie cover, i wouldn't have known where to start! I'm in the UK, so maybe a tad too far away to contribute to your project but would love to see your tutorial, my own cover is very shabby! :o)

Nat at Made in Home said...

An amazing project!

Kirsten said...

The Hottie covers are such a great idea - love your version!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

very cute and it looks like it will be perfect for the cold weather that is coming (or come)

BigLittle said...

Thanks so much for helping out with the project Adrianne. Your cover looks SO beautiful, someone is going to be so delighted to receive it :) Lisa xx

Salsy said...

Great idea..and love the look of yours. I love my hottie covers that I made last year...would be great to join in this project.

snips said...

Lovely! So much nicer than the rubbery bottles!

The Sassy Quilter said...

How cute! What a great project. Definitely better than without a cover and a quilted one....well you can't top that.

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Mareenchen said...

That's a lovely project. My hot water bottle has been without a cover for a while due to a nasty mishap...I'll check out the links. :)