My dad's birthday is right before mine. He likes to bake & cook, so this is what I made him:
Hexie-ful potholder and dishtowel. I have to say, I was going to make him two potholders and three towels... yeah... I didn't realize that they take FOREVER to make! I saw him this morning, and I was still working late into last night just to finish these. Whoops.
The full band on the towel. Sorry these pics are so dark. I just bought plain white kitchen towels, and then pinned the heck out of the hexies to sew them on.
Back of the potholder. The quilting is hard to see, but I echo quilted every other row of hexagons. I wasn't sure how heat-safe this thing would be. I used two layers of batting, but I wanted to quilt minimally, because I thought maybe the quilted areas would be less heat-safe.
Dad totally loved them! His kitchen has a lot of blue, so he's excited to put them in there. It's my hope that I'll be able to make him the other pieces I intended to. Eventually. =)