A Grid of Hankie Potholders

My Hankie Pothoders
My Hankie Potholders

Each of these potholders (not yet done, obviously) is like a little canvas to me.  A layered mix of old and new, color and line.  I’ve always been intrigued by grids and the way edges come together and the spaces they create.  It’s not intellectual in the least, I just like the way it looks and feels.  I can feel it without touching it.  I can feel it with my eyes.

I like the potholders together like this. If I were to sew them to each other, I’d lose the edge and the space.   But there may be a way to do it that still keeps the feeling. Maybe when I’ve had my fill of potholders, I’ll use this idea to make something bigger.   This is good practice, like sketches for a painting.

3 thoughts on “A Grid of Hankie Potholders

    1. That’s what came to mind for me first Trish. But I’d be bored making a quilt like that, feels like I would know exactly what it would look like when it was done. And it’s those soft, uneven edges that pull me.

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