March 31, 2020

Hi Neighbor! Freebie Pattern

What's the buzz in your house?
 Here's what's been buzzing around in mine...

It's overwhelming to think about the state of our world.  And I for one, don't know what to make of this Covid19 virus.  I hear scary things...i understand the potential ramifications of this pandemic...I know it IS serious!
I truly pray for you all...that your mind, body and spirit are healthy, and happy thoughts fill your heart.

Many are making masks...what a call to action!  Thank you Thank you!

Not only have i been thinking about all the healthcare workers...which are dear to my heart...I've also been thinking about my neighbors...those i don't know well...home with small children, husbands and wives out of work, the single person ...And that got me thinking.

I want to do something for my neighbors, reach out, say hello, let them know i care.  So of course, being a quilter....i came up with a potholder idea.  I guess you could say, all those homemade bread posts I've been seeing on Instagram and Facebook sparked this idea! 

The potholder or hot pad is called 'Hi Neighbor!'  But could easily be given to friends and family letting them know you are thinking of them.

I've contemplated how to package the hot pad for safe delivery...(see pattern instructions, bottom of page 2).  If you have another or better idea...please share!

Fabrics used are from the line Beehive by Renee Nanneman.   
I know she has them available in her shop! Kit Now available!

And i quilted mine on my domestic sewing machine.  Nothing fancy...just some straight line quilting.

If you are on Instagram...tag me @laughyourselfintostitches  
I'd love to see your Hi Neighbor! hotpads :) 

UPDATE!  Full size Hi Neighbor! quilt pattern using the hot pad instructions below is now available in a NEW BLOG POST  Ain't it cute??

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How to use Print Friendly**  
If you would like to use the 'print friendly' button at the bottom of this post or any post, i recommend clicking on the Post Title first (so you only print the post you want...and not the entire blog).  
Once the print friendly option is open on your screen, the post can be printed in a number of pages.  You can select just the pages you wish to print.  Page numbers will be listed at the bottom of each page.  You'll want to select 'All' or 'Custom'.  
Only want to print one page? 'Custom' and select the desired page number... example:  only want to print page 3?  You'll want to enter 3-3.  Want to print pages 3-6?  The enter 3-6, etc..

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  1. Thank you, what a lovely idea. I think your instructions of washing immediately and washing hands are 'Covid 19' friendly!

  2. thanks so much for both the pattern and the "print friendly: instructions--Just perfect
    ~ ~ ~ waving from Julierose ;)))

  3. Que buen proyecto. Gracias por compartir. Te envío un abrazo virtual desde Venezuela!

  4. These are so cute. Everyone can use hot pads. I will be making some for Christmas presents for my quilting friends. - Terry from Canada. Keep safe lovely ladies.



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