I really love the look. I think other quilters would call this primitive, but I just think of it as emphasis. I've carried these around to swimming lessons and the like for the past few weeks.
These hotpads went to the local museum gift shop. I'm especially fond of that green 70s calico that a friend gave me - pieced it into the back of a hotpad, too.
And I saved a set for my own etsy shop - listing here.