Lasagna on the Hour (Time in a Bottle - Blog Hop)

Welcome to my stop on the "Time in a Bottle" blog hop. This months hop is hosted by Just Let me Quilt and is all about the hourglass quilt block.


For my project, I created the "Lasagna on the Hour - Quite Large Trivet". 

I have a large lasagna dish which we received when we got married (quite a few years ago now). It's the baking dish that I use when we have family gatherings and I know that I have lots of hungry mouths to feed. It came as part of a set with a smaller square baking dish and casserole dish with a lid. Unfortunately, the other dishes didn't last, but the lasagna dish is still going strong.

When I bring the dish out to the table, I often use a couple of smaller trivets so I thought what about if I make a nice big one, specifically for when I use this dish? This hourglass blog hop was the perfect opportunity!

I chose 4 different Island Batik fabrics for the hour glass blocks in dark red/burgundy, dark teal and blue. I started out with 5" squares, which after finishing turning them into HST's (and HST's again), I trimmed down to a nice and neat 4" square.

I added two layers of cotton batting and the batting to the sandwich and quilted in the ditch. Then I thought, I need to add some flowers to this... so I searched through my batik scraps and found some pieces that would stand out against this darkish sort of background and appliqued them on - through all of the layers.

I finished it with a wide binding to hold everything together neatly.


My lasagna dish measures approximately 10" x 15" and now has a lovely soft bed to sit upon.

To see what today's participants have created in the Time in a Bottle blog hop, please click through the link below. To see the full list of bloggers, please visit Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt. Thanks again to Carol for organising another fun blog hop for us to join in with.

Creatin' in the Sticks


Vroomans Quilts


Patchouli Moon Studio


Samelia's Mum


Days Filled With Joy


Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Stitchin At Home


43 comments

Lianne makes stuff said...

I love that and I liked it the other day too but the flowers definitely make it pop!

Raewyn said...

Great idea....the hourglass blocks make an attractive mat - and the appliqued flowers are a perfect finishing touch. A fabulous sew!

Rebecca Smith said...

Excellent idea, it is a wonder they don’t make more long trivets like that.

lynn said...

When creativity meets need it is a gift. What a splendid idea you have done both. I was thinking about Christmas and the large hot platter that is always on our table at that time. Thanks for a great idea

Pink Rose said...

Hi Anorina wow it’s fantastic,I love it ,well done on your beautiful work .👏💕

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great idea! Your mat is beautiful and I love the name you gave it.

Carol said...

You have created a very lovely, practical project! I like the appliqued flowers for a decorative touch. Wonderful work, Anorina!

Calicojoan said...

Oh how perfect. Your mat is not only functional, but sets off that beautiful pan was well. I want to come to dinner at your house. Lasagna sounds great! LOL!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love it, love the colors. I have that same size pan. Thanks so much for sharing, it is just perfect!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful big trivet! I love the fabrics that you've used for the hourglass blocks, and those flowers are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that looks great - I will need to think of making a large one like this too , I use two smaller normally as I don't have a large one like this either

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your large trivet is perfect for your lasagna dish! I really like the addition of the flowers. They really pop!! Great job, Anorina!

Connie W. said...

Very creative use of the hop's theme and great eye candy at each meal while being useful! Thanks so much for sharing. I have yet another quilt project swirling in my head.
Connie

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great idea!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Great idea! Love it. I agree with everyone else about the flowers they are a great finishing touch! Thanks for sharing.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That's another beauty, Anorina! I love those batik colors and it is a visually beautiful trivet as well as being functional!

Carol S. said...

Such a great idea for keeping that hot dish looking beautiful and protecting the table. I love the design you created and the fabrics are perfect for it! Thanks for sharing, Anorina!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love making things that are small and functional, especially things you don't think about needing! Like a big hot pad for a large dish! Love the colors and the pop of color with the flowers.

LJ said...

What a great idea. You did a great job and I really like the flowers you added. Excellent!

Quiltsmiles said...

Great project and purpose. Love those batik fabrics, wonderful choice. thanks for sharing.

Vicki in MN said...

Great idea to embellish with the flowers.

beaquilter said...

really cute! You're kinda missing the lasagna recipe now.....lol

Stitchin At Home said...

What a wonderful idea! And the addition of the flowers, great!

Carla said...

Oh, I love this idea. Your flower additions really do make the piece sing.

Quilting Gail said...

Your "Lasagna on the Hour - Quite Large Trivet" is lovely! What a great idea!
Happy Quilting! Quilting Gail.

Karen's Korner said...

Pretty and practical.

Leah said...

So pretty! Love the fabric colors and the flowers are the perfect touch!

Danette said...

This is so cute and very useful! I love having placemats like this to put my dinner dishes on.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

It never dawned on me until about 3 years ago to make a hot pad big enough for a casserole dish instead of using 2 or 3 small ones. The idea came about when I made a small piece to practice FMQ. I've been using a crazy bunch of scraps this winter making all sizes of hot pads. Nowhere near as accurately made as yours. Great job! Found you at Days Filled with Joy.

Carol Andrews said...

Lovely trivet/hot pad

time4stitchn said...

Love your baking dish trivet and it goes so well with the lasagna pan. I admire the beautiful red color. Your applique flowers really make it pop!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love it! It's so pretty and practical! xx

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

its perfect! and it looks so great with your dish!!!

jan said...

Perfect, love the flowers mingled with the hourglass.

Janice said...

So simple, but effective and practical.

Snowcatcher said...

This is SUCH a great idea. I might have to try this with a WIP or two that have been on my to-do list far too long. And how neat that your lasagna pan lasted this long!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Nice and it coordinates well with the fish......

Ondrea said...

Love it! Just perfect. The flowers make it pop.

tink's mom said...

What a great idea. Also a very pretty addition to your table.

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