Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to make a Tortilla Cozy with a Rooster.........

  
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.             ----Dale E. Turner




Here was the problem:   The Tortilla Cozy tutorial  said to use a 10 inch plate to cut the circles for my pattern and, well...............here are the shapes of the plates in my kitchen:


 .....so on to Plan B:  While searching the kitchen I spied the bowl I keep my fruit in and.......Voila!.....a 10 inch circle!


I had decided that I was going to make several Tortilla Cozies as Christmas gifts this year and I also thought I would make two sizes;  one for regular size tortillas and one for the smaller taco size tortillas.................enter Rooster #2!  


 This plate is the perfect size for the smaller cozy! 

I cut 2 outsides and two insides for each cozy (I used a pre-quilted fabric for the inside).... I had thought the pre-quilted would be enough padding but discovered it wasn't so I added a layer of polyester batting in between


And so here you have it----- Tada!  A tortilla cozy made with a rooster!


I used two different methods for putting them together after I had sandwiched the fronts and backs with the batting:
 
 On the smaller one I sewed the front to the back all in one step with the binding and on the bigger one I sewed the binding to the front and the back separately and then sewed them to each other.  I think I like the second method better even though it uses twice as much binding.....

 


The yard continues to compete with my sewing room for my time................Here is what I worked on this morning before I went to the sewing room. 


 This little water feature is in the corner of my little side patio..........St. Francis is made of clay and over the years he had begun to shrink because the water has broken down the clay so I had to stand him up on a pedestal of sorts so he would be taller...........then I decided to add some new river rock and clean it up a bit.............all the little frogs and turtles and squirrels seem to like the new arrangement......and so do I!

Ok...........back to the sewing room......Ta-Ta for now...............
 



8 good friend(s) left a comment:

Kat said...

If I had that outdoor space, I wouldn't be sewing much either! Love the tortilla cozies, what a great idea! xoxox

Scrapatches said...

The tortilla cozies look bright and very useful. Your outdoor space looks very restful ... thanks for sharing ... :) pat

Anthea said...

The little garden is so gorgeous, very whimsical... and I love your blog look too ! X

Mrs.Pickles said...

great looking cozies and lovely pond!

Needled Mom said...

I like those little tortilla cozies and the fabric is perfect for them.

Your water feature looks terrific. Our St. Francis has a lot of serious cracking going on too. I'm afraid he will soon crumble into bits. It is nice to spend the time outside, but it does cut into the sewing time.

Hilachas said...

I like how your little garden area turned out. It is so pretty and peaceful there. The tortilla holders look great! Nevermind how much binding it takes, I have more, jaja.

Mary said...

Your garden looks so soothing...a great place to relax with a glass of iced tea and quilting magazine. Very nice!

Rachel said...

Love the tortilla cozies, great idea!! That side yard looks awesome! If I was a critter I would sure want to hang out there!