Scrappy Pot Holders

Scrappy Pot Holders.
Ever since November of last year (according to my notes) I’ve wanted to make some scrappy pot holders. That’s when I did up my sketch and was on that Quilt-As-You-Go high. (Remember I made my Grandma Inge this quilt and my Grandma Rosemary this one.) But really, the inspiration came when I saw Penny’s lovely string quilt tutorial for the first time.
Scrappy Pot Holders.
Finally a month or so ago, I dove in. I had the home decor scrap strips all cut and ready to go. I did a different quilting style on each pot holder–one close to the seams and one down the center of the strip. My Mama received these as gifts (she gets a lot of my prototypes!) but has only hung them up, refusing to use them because they are too pretty. (She always says that, eventually she will use them.)
Scrappy Pot Holders.
I made about 8 or so more blocks and originally intended to make more pot holders to either put in the shop or give as gifts. But I decided to save them for a lightweight picnic quilt (I say lightweight because I wouldn’t put batting in it, considering it’s home decor weight.) But I would need to make a lot more blocks considering they are only 8 1/2″, so if I wasn’t feel that ambitious, I could easily make a new dog bed cover.

3 Responses to “Scrappy Pot Holders”


  1. 1 Rachel at Stitched in Color August 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Those are really, VERY pretty. I always have lots of strings and tend to avoid them. Maybe I’ll make a string journal cover next!

  2. 2 Jodi August 19, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I’m with your mom — they are too pretty to use. Finally, I’m using the potholders you sent me a year ago! But I only use them for things that I know will not stain or smudge them.


  1. 1 Inspiration du moment | Prendre le temps… Trackback on August 22, 2011 at 6:54 am

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