On Friday, Patsy finished the potholder she has been working on for a couple of weeks. Aunt Janet came and worked with her. The pattern was purchased at a quilt shop in Sister’s Oregon. It was called Flutterby Pot Holders by Valori Wells. She also chose a fat quarter to make her project with. We purchased Insulbrite interfacing/batting elsewhere so that no one would get burned when they used this potholder. Although the pattern showed exactly where to do the machine quilting, Patsy chose to make her own designs. They turned out great! Now she has her first Christmas project done. Go Patsy!
I have been working on finishing some projects that have been hanging around for quite a while. Last fall, I embroidered the center for this wall hanging. This week, while on vacation, I pieced the border, put on the backing and binding and finished it up. It took a long time to get everything straight and even because I am working on a different sewing machine and because I have not quilted for a while and am rusty.
I had to replace my travel machine this past winter because the old one wore out and I am loving the new one. It’s really important while quilting to make sure you are sewing a perfect 1/4″ seam, but I figured it out after a few tries.
I’m really excited that I finished this project. I plan to use it when I host Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year.
What have you been working on this week?