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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Apron Pot Holders

I made some apron potholders for Christmas gifts. One of these days, I'll post the pattern.

Darn it, they need a bow don't they? Erg. I wanted to be done!

Kinda Purdy.....I zigzagged the sides down and used clear thread for the pockets.

They are lined with Insulbright and one layer of batting. I don't like how the insulbright makes a crinkly noise, but at least they should reflect heat good. :o)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More Jovial and Jelly Girl

                               Some of my favorite Squares...


The black is "Christmas Countdown" by moda

Trying to choose a border. I have two fabrics I thought might work.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vintage Red and White Potholders

Look at the TREASURE I found at the Antiques store! Some vintage red and white potholders. I've been wanting to make some, but now,... there's no rush.
I cleaned them with some biz. It got the stains out really well, but faded some of the colors. :P I should have been more patient and gone a gotten some retro clean. I know it works great. You soak the items for a couple of days in the sun to keep the water warm, but not too warm.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jovial Christmas fabric and Jelly Girl Pattern by Joanna Fig Tree

At Christmas time I like work on my Christmas Quilts. (of course) I started Jovial a year or two ago. I thought it would be cute to make sort of peppermint candies with it. Perfect with Fig Tree's Jelly Girl Pattern. At first, I took out all the black, but...
Later, I saw a picture with the black in it, and I really liked it, so I took out a few squares and added some black from a similar line!

Here's how the blocks go together. No "Y" seams!! Those are dreadful.
Now, if just had some leisure time to actually sew....