>Potholders — another finish!

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I finished these potholders yesterday for Malka‘s 2010 Great Potholder Swap. I pieced both sides…

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…and then I couldn’t decide what should be the front and what should be the back! I ended up making this the back:

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I used every single scrap I had so far from Julie’s Hexagon Quilt-Along and followed Elizabeth’s tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew. I ripped out seams in my jelly roll strips and cut them in half lengthwise, to end with ¾” finished strips.

Since I don’t yet have a Kona color card, it was immensely helpful that coordinating solids were already picked out for me on the Robert Kaufman website. I bought a yard each of Pomegranate, Peridot, Lagoon and Tangerine for a steal from Handcock’s of Paducah, leaving me plenty left over for the Hexagon Quilt-Along.

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To make the “back” of the potholders, I had to make a spiderweb block ½” bigger than on the front, then cut it into quarters and sew it back together. I traced out shapes on paper and cut and taped them together to double-check my measurements so I wouldn’t waste the fabric — but boy did I end up recycling a lot of paper!

With four days left before the half-way check in on Spring to Finish, I’m feeling pretty good about it!

What are you working on this week?

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