Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Potholder Fairy Has Been At It Again

A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to give someone a set of my quilted potholders as a thank you, but when I dug in my stash I was surprised to see I had only two sets with a "summer" theme and one of them was definitely "4th of July" made with patriotic fabrics.

So over the past few days of rainy weather, I found a little time here and there to plop down in my quilt room and make some more "summer-ish" potholders.


These are bright enough to wake you up in the morning.


For some silly reason, I just adore this fabric showing a jumble of shell peas.


I fudged on the backs of this set and used whole pieces of this cows-in-a-field fabric.


This set is a little more subdued in color.  However, this photo shows the blue as more gray than it truly is.


I've had this little bit of gardening fabric forever.  I liked it and didn't want to toss it, but knew it wasn't enough to do much with.  Now it's gone!


Pieced the backs on these.  Here, for some reason (!), the color came through more true to life.  (Some day I really must take time to learn how to use my camera.)

I'd like to make more to have on hand, but yesterday was a gorgeous day and I was outside all day.  Today looks like it will be just as nice.  Thursday might bring us more rain so I may be sitting at my sewing machine again.

11 comments:

Carolyn said...

Very pretty potholders! I'm lucky if I can sew a straight line & you go cranking out those little works of art like nothing. Beautiful talent :)

Kristina said...

Oh I love those! I wish I lived closer so you could give me a lesson on making them.

Susan said...

OMG! I LOVE that pea fabric! That will cause anyone to have a good morning, just looking at them! You are such a talent...

Kelly said...

You are soo talented!!!!! I love the garden and cow fabrics too neat :))))

Mama Pea said...

Carolyn - Aw, you're so kind! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

P.S. I know you can sew, you little fibber. Remember the Great Apron challenge instigated by our crazy (and I mean that in the nicest way possible) friend Susan??

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - I would be pickled tink to do so, m'dear. Wouldn't that be fun? A couple/few afternoons with iced tea, conversation and sewing?

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Since I've been creating things with my little paws since I could hold a crayon, I guess I don't think of it as talent but rather something I've always HAD to do. Wish I had a whole bunch of that pea fabric. I'd send some to you just so you could look at it now and then!

Mama Pea said...

Kelly - Thanks so much! Even though not many of us homesteaders have a cow, there's something about cow fabric that appeals to us all!

Sparkless said...

Such happy potholders! Nothing better than using up fun fabric so it doesn't go to waste.

Carolyn said...

I'll have you know that I have YET to finish the back buttons on that &^%$!* apron! I will never forgiver her for that.

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - Sometimes I do wonder why I save pieces that are really too small to do ANYTHING with! :o)