Friday, July 19, 2013

Potholders and a baby quilt

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.



  1. Sweet baby quilt! Love those colors together. Was it one of those split nine patch patterns?

  2. cute heart shape potholder.
    now that baby is already loved with three quilts made for it.

  3. Adorable heart shaped pot holders!! Thanks for sharing. And I love your antique treadle foot singer!!! I've wanted one of those since I was a little girl and my grandma jenny had one. Still looking for one. :) Love your blog, and thanks for following me. I just started following you too.

  4. I have that pattern and just love it Loris! Don't know where I got it I've had it so long. :) blessings, marlene


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