Sunday, September 26, 2010



I made these potholders for Paul and Tinisha to celebrate their new house! I guessed on the colors, but it ended up matching their house nicely. If you look closely, you can see the quilting designs. I really like how they turned out. I hope they enjoy using them!

I like making potholders for several reasons. I appreciate it for money reasons, since they are very cheap to make. One fat quarter will yield four 8 or 9 inch squares. I buy two complimenting patterns, and bias tape to wide match. You only use 2 squares on each one, so you can get 4 whole potholders out of 2 fat quarters. Two potholders will use almost one pack of bias tape. The insulating fleece used in the middle is sold by the yard, and you only need one square per holder. To make, they can go fairly quickly, just depending on how elaborately you decide to quilt them. It's a great project to use up scraps, too! I taught my friend Laura how to make them, and she's hooked as well.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

for Lucy


ucy's Apron

This drop cap is so perfect for this post! Lucy and Keith's wedding colors are magenta and orange. And that was the reason for this apron! I made if for Lucy's wedding shower. I used the general basis of a pattern but I tweaked it enough to be able to call it my own pattern. It was SO CONVENIENT to use my dress form to lay out my pattern on it and see the sizing and fitting. I got the batik fabric and bias tape from Lib's place in Farmville. As I was picking out the fabric and trimming, the store owner was helping me find matching trim. She knows Lucy, and when I picked up the yellow, she said, "yellow is good because Lucy is very sun-shiney." It was very fun to make, and I love how it turned out.

I also enjoyed her shower. It was very nice to see her and other friends I hadn't seen in a while. I am looking forward to the O'Dell and Taylor wedding this November!