Jan 20, 2015

Potholders, will they ever be finished?

I'm still working on my potholders. 

I used an old friend from high school to help me baste them.
Aqua Net is cheap and the fumes are not as toxic as basting spray. I basted them in the bathroom so it wouldn't get on the carpet. I ONLY use it on small projects. It's not the stickiest stuff.

 I used glue to pin them. 

This is not the glue you probably want to use on your good quilts. I couldn't find the school glue at the store so I picked up this one that was right next to the empty space. I really pricked my fingers the first time and I didn't want to wait. This isn't a serious project & they will eventually get thrown away someday. This glue made a bit of a solvent-like odor when I ironed them together. It could have been the hairspray also but it didn't quite smell like it.

 I turned them right side out. 

They looked so pretty I couldn't just outline quilt them with the grey thread I was planning on. I picked out some colors

and started with the purple one & got that done. Then I quilted the blue one but I don't like what I did in the light square.

I put it down & did other things this weekend. Yesterday I came across The Inbox Jaunt blog and her free motion quilting designs. I was instantly inspired and decided to do some spirals all over or in rows, I haven't decided. But I also liked the look of her umbrellas and the fabric looks a bit like rain but I think I'm going to use some sort of spiral in the end. It's been a while since I've done free motion work but I'm inspired so I'm going to try again. Wish me luck!

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  1. Those are going to be some beautiful and bright pot holders.

  2. I think it looks really nice!!!!! I like it a lot. Great job!!!!!!!

  3. Love colour selections... you should show off your lovely work with larger pics on your blog. :)

    1. Thanks! I'm nervous about putting in bigger pictures. I've been on the internet since people hated a lot of big pictures because they took too long to download! Thanks for the advice! I'll try to do that next time.

  4. I really love the designs and the fabric choices. So fun and colourful. They are going to look really wonderful when finished.

    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to finishing them.


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