Saturday, May 8, 2010

What Was I Thinking?

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.


  1. Very cute! I really should get back to sewing more. I miss it.

    Have a fabulous Mothers Day with your girls!

  2. I think they're lovely! You did a great job:)

  3. You did a wonderful job! We are always hardest on ourselves. Love the colors you chose, bright and happy. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  4. I like them! I like them a lot! In fact, instead of using them as pot holders, I'm using them as giant coasters on my coffee table because I like the bright, springy colors so much! Well done!


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