A New Kind Of Potholder

1st Potholder

I was inspired by one of the quilt panels I made the other day.  A smaller colorful design in the center, surrounded by a solid (kinda) color.

At first I thought what if this was bigger, quilt size.  Then I thought what if it was smaller, potholder size…

The quilt panel that inspired me. It’s 33″ x 39″

I wanted to finish designing my quilt “Safe in the Woods” today, but the idea of making the potholders had me in its grip.  Just one, I thought, I just try to make one.

When I made the first one and it was close, but not exactly what I had in mind.  So I wanted to try it again…

2nd Potholder

… so I made another….

3rd Potholder (my favorite)

…and another…

4th Potholder

…..and another….

5th Potholder

Then Jon and I did something we rarely do.  We went to the movies, in the late afternoon on a work day.  We got an ice cream cone on the way and saw “Baby Driver”, which was a wild ride, with just one car chase and shoot out too many, but still a lot of fun.

When we got home I made one more potholder.

6th potholder



One thought on “A New Kind Of Potholder

  1. These are really different, the ‘border’ idea draws the eye to the center piece more, and haven’t seen you do little slivers and joining thing up on the diagonal for a while. Of course I’m a big fan of that as I recognize skinny strips of leftovers from my projects, and those of my quilting friend – snatched from her hand as she was about to put them in the trash at the end of one of our ‘stitch n bitch’ get togethers, where we put the world to rights whilst working on quilting or knitting projects.

    She never believes me when I say I know someone who can use them, then is as thrilled as I am to spot bits and pieces she recognizes in a photo on the blog. I also really like the light / dark, plain / busy matches of the fabric. Can tell you are enjoying working on them too, that quilt might have to wait a bit longer! Looks as if Gus is moving up in the world to ‘Chief Fabric Selection Officer’ – not sleeping at all, just getting a good close up on that fabrics print……

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