Visiting friends gave me an excuse to shop in our small town full of gift shops and one small quilty store. Pinetree Patchworks offers classes and gift items but not a lot of fabric. One cute potholder pattern caught my friends interest though. So I bought the pattern and made some potholders with the apples she likes in her kitchen. Then made some easier square ones for DH and another friend.
Here's a picture of the pattern by Eva Holen for Classic Crafts.
I don't find a website on the pattern but here's a spot where it is also sold. The pattern calls for using the packaged extra wide double fold bias tape but of course, I wanted to use fabric...and not bother with bias cutting! It worked with the straight just as well I am happy to say. These are VERY thick with a layer of Insul-bright and 2 more layers of regular quilt batting. The blue square ones were made with fabric from a fat quarter that I don't know where I got :-) and quilted so it looks like it was pieced. Perfect use for this "cheater" fabric.The baby quilt is for a co-worker. I was working the day of the baby shower but was able to get some pictures (as I forgot to take them before I sent the present in!) The first picture is of the one I made. This new mama is lucky in that she got 2 more quilts from other co-workers too. We didn't coordinate but they sure look cute together.