Modern Sophisticaton

Made a tri-colored apron yesterday and then a bunch of hot pads today.  2 of the hot pads match the wine themed apron "Cheers" and two match the apron I made yesterday.  The fabric has a very sophisticated look to it, almost formal so I combined it with a darker tone on tone olive green. The flip side is where the fun came it...there is this wonderful orchid color in the the print so why not do with that color?  There is also a very deep purple in the main print so that came in on the matching hot pads.  For the wine themed hot pads I really wanted to show off the lovely design of the wine fabric so I chose the white grade fabric and teamed it up with the wine colored print for the stripes and the center 9 patch  which left 4 good sized squares for the 4 corners.  The block is called squares and stripes.  I found the pattern for it in Judy Hopkin's "501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks".  It really is my go-to book when I am designing hot pads.  For the other wine themed other hot pad I cut out a decent size square from the wine fabric as the center of a courthouse step block.  I love that orchid colored fabric and I got to work plenty of it into the lighter side of the courthouse steps.  Of course no collection of hot pads would be complete without a posy or two or a tic tac I right????