Making “Eden Garden” Potholders

This is the first Potholder I made using the fabric Larry sent me. I liked the attitude of the woman in her garden.

There were a lot of interesting pieces of fabric in the box that Larry sent me.  They belonged to his mother and he chose pieces for me that he thought might make good potholders.

There are many including one with small elephants on it.  But Eden Garden fabric felt very timely with all my gardens in bloom.   I was also drawn to the Victorian imagery.

So I scooped up the leftover fabric on my worktable from the quilts I’d been making for Ellen and put  it all in a pile on the floor.  (I didn’t feel like cleaning it up, I wanted to get right to work) Then I circled my studio looking for the fabric that I would add to the printed garden illustrations to make potholders.

Nine Eden Garden Potholders

There are women in the garden, baskets, a beehive,  a wishing well and horse and cart.  I didn’t use up all the fabric, but I ran out of time.  So these will have to do for now.

Tomorrow I’m planning on working on backing for Ellen’s fourth quilt and I’ll finish up the potholders next week and put them up for sale in my Etsy Shop then.

And Larry if you’re reading this and would like a potholder made from your mother’s fabric, just let me know.  It would be my pleasure to give you one.

6 thoughts on “Making “Eden Garden” Potholders

  1. If not already taken I would love to have the first one you displayed, which is in the center of the second photo I believe. I know there will be the possibility of more, but don’t want to wait and miss out on woman with the attitude!

  2. Hi Maria,
    I just got back from vacation. The potholders you created are lovely, my mom would love that bits of her fabric are being sent out in your works of art to everywhere. I just sent you some more fabric, a bit more of the toile fabric only in blue and white. I would love your offer to make me a potholder from her fabric, it would be a wonderful way to remember her. All the best!

    1. Wonderful Lorry! And thank you I just got back from the postoffice with your boxes and was just about to open them. I can’t wait to see the fabric. And I’ll send you off a couple of potholders. Makes me happy to be able to do. Hope you had a wonderful vacation. 🙂

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