I decided to participate in a swap by Malka at A Stitch N Dye. Quilt two potholders to give away. What could be so difficult about that? Considering I haven't quilted in at least 12 years, what was I thinking? Seriously, I was pretty lousy at it back then. My favorite part is picking out the pretty fabrics.
Well, these pretty potholders are the ones I received from Linda! Aren't they fun? Because I've sewn for years she decided to piece together selvages from several fabrics. I LOVE IT. So creative and fun. Plus, I'm amazed at the freehand quilting. I tried a little sample and it was laughable.
I also picked a really busy time to get myself into this. But persevere, I did! Marathon stitching commenced. In reflection, I've never actually finished a quilt. I've started three bed sized ones. One I paid a friend to finish. The other two are waiting for me. A very long time, I might add. That's why 12 years ago, I decided I wasn't a quilter. These are my size of quilts. Teeny, tiny and useful. On the due date, this pretty package made it's way to Linda.
It contained two kind of cute potholders. I wanted to make them purposefully askew. That's a lot more difficult that it looks. But, it was fun to try quilting again for a change. I only bought the Insul-brite, everything else I already had. Hmmmm, I wonder what project these fabrics were initially intended for?
I liked this one a lot better before I bound it.
I hope Linda likes them. If not, they'll still be pot worthy.