Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A trifecta of goodness!

So, good news all around today. I just mailed off the packages (what a line!), I stopped by the fabric store and bought some fabric to use for bathing suit wraps for my vacation and I finished the potholders!

quilted potholders

I think my mom’s going to love these. They’re so bright and fun.

quilted potholders

I made these without loops for three reasons:

1) I don’t know how to make loops. I would have learned but then…
2) my parent’s kitchen cabinets and drawers don’t have handles so hanging these isn’t important and
3) without loops they can also be used as, um, whatever you call the thing that you set under a hot casserole dish when you put it on the table. I mean, they could be used for that with a loop but without one they look like they’re made specifically for setting out on the table.

quilted potholders

Here’s a view of the backs. I used one layer of Insul-Bright and one layer of regular cotton quilt batting. I layered everything together, quilted, and put the binding on…first by machine, then finished by hand.

quilted potholders

I love this color combination, don’t you? Ok, enough about potholders. For now! I don’t actually have any at my house so I’m going to make some for me after the New Year. They’re fast and fun!

And, since a couple people have expressed interest in quilting tutorials, I’ll start putting some together when I start my yellow/green quilt when I get back in town. I can document the process start to finish which will also help me actually finish the quilt. What do you think…good idea? Bad idea? Boring idea?

4 comments:

  1. Very very good idea about the tutorial! These potholders are beautiful and I'd love to see how you piece these (or any of your quilts) together.

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  2. Tutorials all around then! Once you learn how to make one quilt, you can really make any quilt.

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  3. Those are beautiful pot holders.

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  4. Saw these when doing a few Flickr searches to turn up some inspiration - love them!

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