Saturday, October 18, 2008

Of potholders and cookbooks

I'm somewhat obsessed with making potholders. Love the arranging of the colors. Love going through the scrap box to find the bits of fabrics -- chickens! And each one I make seems to teach me more about patchwork and about machine quilting (oh, and the importance of ironing as you go -- with the steam off).
Entered into a barter for this little 'Holiday Goodies' book, published by Peter Pauper Press, so I decided to make a couple of potholders. The first one is pieced and the machine quilting outlines each little 'brick' of the patchwork. Satisfying. Nice effect. I like it! Took me lots of time, however -- seems I'm kinda slow at arranging the bits together. So I made the second of this wonderful fall-hued folk art fabric -- much quicker to sew up -- and it matches the cookbook. (My barter buddy kindly sent the book right away, so I can show it here. Next pic shows the reverse of the folk art potholder.)
And isn't this always the way? Found the little ABC of Cookies cookbook, by Peter Pauper Press, at the library sale the very next day. Two makes a collection?

6 comments:

Carol said...

K: love the chickens on the fabric and the chicory flowers next to it, reminds me of the blue flowers of chicory that bloomed on my childhood farm.

liggy girl said...

Thanks for popping over to my bits and pieces. Sure let's both of us move into that room! I just adore colors too.....now I can see why you like colors hehe looking at your blog :) Fun fun! :) keep in touch xo

Debra Facer said...
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liggy girl said...

Katie dear, I fixed it, not only was it a wrong link (something to what my practicum is going to be about, but also the wrong store. Though the other has amazing stuff as well). Oopsie multitasking and working will do that :-* Go on a shop girl! It's fixed xox

GardenGoose said...

nice potholders and cookbooks.
wanted to stop by and say "hey" and to wish you a good week too.

Kelly said...

Those are just too cute-- and such a great photo with the aqua stool