Give me a bucket of scraps and I can sew like the dickens! Yesterday, sorting out some sewn blocks I come across some 2 inch squares. A quick potholder happened! The miniature of miniature quilts.
And then I came across larger pieces that were sewn together like potholder number 1’s backing. Had to use it up to move it out. I came across a segment left over from En Provence, again this was an even quicker project and a little bigger. The center part was already sewn. The squares surrounding were already cut on a previous mystery. These were left over from On Ringo Lake. And this ended up being a nice hot pad. Large enough to place a pot on, but too large for comfort with hands.
The funny thing about potholders. No matter how many I make, they are used and get so grungy looking. Throwing them into the wash does not seem to get out whatever is staying in the fibers. I can never have too many pot holders and it has been about a year since I made my last one. But ones from previous years probably need to be purged due to grunge. Although grunge is in, I don’t think it is very appetizing for the kitchen, yuck!
Whatever was laying near my table was used up. Scrappy bindings for both, did not have to cut or press any of it either. Doesn’t the pink look a little obtuse? LOLOLOLOL, a little triangle humor. It actually looks like a beak. That gives me an idea for a baby quilt one day. Stitched in the ditch. Started with pink in the bobbin and gray on top. Ran out of pink and switched to gray in the bottom too. I am not gonna fuss about a potholder. I even ended up with a pucker on this one. More substance to keep my hand safe from something hot. On the other, I ran out of bobbin thread while stitching in one of the ditches and just left it. Art is like that, improv quilting is art. Quilting and art come together for a wonderful marriage of color and texture. I am going to enjoy every seam and each quilt dream.
What does my future hold? I bet a lot of piecing and quilting. No goal is set for the upcoming week. I suspect I will have too many interruptions to get much done, but I am back to working on the periwinkle. Wish me far on this project, as I am eager to get going deep in another. I refuse to commit to UFO status.
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