Pot Holder Swap

My local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild had its monthly meeting last Wednesday. We also had our first swap of the year.  We did modern pot holders.  The goal was to use modern fabrics, color combinations and/or modern pattern to create a pot holder.  It needed to be something that you, yourself, would want to receive.  This is what I created:

Modern pot holder - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comIt is the Circle of Geese block by Piece By Number.

I actually downsized the pattern to finish around 8.5″ square. I used a layer of InsulBrite batting and a layer of 100% cotton batting – as stated in the directions for the InsulBrite.  I didn’t got crazy with the quilting, because the two layers of batting made it pretty thick. I also didn’t bother attempting to traditionally bind this.  It is so tiny, it made more sense to me to just flip the backing over to the front. I have a great tutorial here on how to do that.

I got a fun Valentine’s inspired pot holder in return, I would love to show you a picture but being pink and covered in hearts, Anne has long since absconded with it!

Have a Happy Tuesday!

signaturePS. I get my floors tomorrow! Say a prayer that they match and this month long saga can finally be over!

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9 Responses to Pot Holder Swap

  1. Susan says:

    I love the one you did! I knew when I saw the post title it would be something wonderful, and it is! I hope Anne will bring back the one you received just long enough to get a picture. LOL

  2. Very nice! Using the backing for the binding is a great practical choice on something that small!

  3. Jayne says:

    I just made my first circle of geese using the same pattern! It is so much fun! Love the idea of potholders too!

  4. Michele says:

    I love the pattern and colors!

  5. Tiffany says:

    I love the idea of a potholder swap! So easy, quick, and functional! I also love the pattern you went with. Good luck with your floors!

  6. Vera says:

    Nothing beats right color order! 🙂

  7. Katy says:

    I always forget that flipping the back over technique, but it looks great!

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