Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Potholder Pass Potholders!

I joined another swap, the Potholder Pass
My partner doesn't have a blog or a flickr photostream, so I had to go on only her color selection.
She requested brown or white, with aqua green and aqua blue!
And this is what I came up with!

I've never done tumbling blocks before...and this was the perfect opportunity to tackle something that is time consuming. It was easier than I thought...but I dont' think I could make an entire quilt out of these...it requires some very precise piecing, so there was some seam ripping going on at times! I even mitered the corners of the borders...and that's a first too. It was also a lot easier than I thought. I followed the tutorial here.

This is my first attempt at Argyle...and I think, so far, it hasn't turned out too badly. Again...this requires some very precise seam allowances, and any stretch can cause some problems...it lined up almost perfectly...but I think once all the pieces are together, and I've cut the square, and imperfections will be less noticeable...I HOPE! And if not, it's a potholder, and, as in life, nothing/nobody is perfect. Cheers!
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3 comments:

Kerry said...

Nice job on the tumbling blocks. I like the argyle idea...when you're done, will you make me some too???

Karen said...

Blue and green is always a nice combination. Looks great!

Heidi said...

love the tumbling blocks.

And I LOVE your fall mini quilt. Fiona's apple tree. Also makes me realize I need to label quilts too.

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