What do you do when it is cold and grey outside? For me, I like to sew, particularly if I am making something that will be cosy and warm.
Cat and mouse fabric
I had picked out these fabrics some time ago thinking that they would be perfect to make into a hot water bottle cover. The gorgeous green is one from the Miss Kate collection by Bonnie and Camille (Moda) whilst the statement Cat and Mouse fabric is from Timeless Treasures.
And here is the finished item, whipped up on the weekend. A lovely hottie cover perfect for a friend who loves cats (obviously!) and who has two black and white cats of her own.
Hot water bottle cover in Cat and Mouse fabric
As usual, I took the time to pattern match the design – mis-matched tails and paws would not sit right with me – and machine quilted the cover with an all-over diagonal pattern.
Hot water bottle cover in cat and mouse fabric
Kona solid in charcoal was used for the bias binding whilst the green fabric is the secret surprise (who doesn’t love those?) on the inside. And it is beautifully soft and warm, being made from 100% cotton.
My friend loved her hottie cover and will use it every day. It’s the perfect gift to warm the body and the heart.