From Potholders to Quilt

Egypt quilt

I wanted to make some potholders today, but I was having a hard time getting started.  I finally came up with an idea but when I got four potholders done, I just didn’t like them.

I couldn’t figure out quite why or what was wrong.  So instead of keeping up the struggle,  I decided it they didn’t work as potholders maybe they’d work as a quilt.  So I sewed them together and began creating a quilt around them.

You can see the potholders between the black strip of fabric and the pink and green piece.

Egypt quilt2

I added some more strips of fabric. And turned it around…

Egypt quilt3

Then turned it back around again.

This is what it looked like when I left my studio tonight.  I’ll have to sew the corner pieces on before I can sew the whole top together then onto the rest of the quilt.  My plan is to make the corners darker in color, closer to the first strips I sewed in the center.  They may be vertical strips or a completely different design.  I won’t know until I do it.

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