I’d had this pattern bookmarked for a while and had a metre of red printed Christmas tree fabric in my stash which I purchased at last year’s after Christmas sales. It was nagging me as I really didn’t want to have it taking up space for another year. I also had a small quantity of bright red unpatterned fabric which I wanted to get rid of as it was so bright, it hurt my eyes.
The star trivet was the perfect solution as it allowed me to make a feature of my Christmas tree fabric and at the same time bury that intense bright fabric. I chose greens as the contrast as it provides a place to rest your eyes and provides a seasonally-themed contrast to the red.
The trivet has a 9 inch diameter circle and is bound with bias binding.
If you decide to make this trivet, be warned that it consumes quite a lot of fabric, much of which is hidden under the other layers. You might not want to use your very finest quilting fabric. Any seasonal cotton print will do the job.