Friday, August 6, 2010

Potholders

Daughter and I are in Minnesota visiting my parents for three weeks. I did take a small bag of fabrics along to make some potholders. I had a lot of leftover strips of Flutterby (Moda) after I finished my tuffet. Using the blues and greens, I made four potholders.
I like piecing the backs to use up more of the smallest scraps.
It was a challenge, for I used my mom's sewing machine, which has no walking foot or free motion ability.
These are so far from perfect, and I really am not pleased with the details. But I am glad for the learning process. I learned that too much quilting can take away from the pattern produced by the piecing (top right corner). I also practiced machine binding; by the fourth try I was doing pretty good.
I've linked this up with Sew and Tell over at http://www.amylouwho.com/. Lots of great stuff to check out over there!

6 comments:

Mrs. JP said...

Hey, I was thinking about you today. I was wondering what's up and sure enough your staying busy. Have fun!
Question---Did you use regular batting or something else? I like a potholder that won't make me chose between my fingers and a cookie sheet (I always chose the cookies!)

Teresa said...

These are great! I love the double pinwheel!

lush stuff said...

We get so attached to our own sewing machine it makes it so hard to get used to using someone elses. Great work,really pretty

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I think they're beautiful! The colors are sure to brighten up the kitchen. Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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Kristen said...

These are beautiful potholders! I like how you pieced the backs!

Lynda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck with the giveaway. Love the potholders. Somewhere in my blog I showed a really easy potholder pattern also. I was raised in Spokane and miss the pine trees. I go back about once a year to visit my sister there. My brother lives in Seattle. I do miss the green!