01 May 2012

Potholder Envy

The last of my April swap/bee commitments was finished at the eleventh hour.  I started them Sunday evening, thinking I had plenty of time, that they didn't have to go out until Tuesday.  As I was sewing, that old calendar mnemonic popped into my head- "thirty days hath September, April, June and November..."  Panic!  I sewed into the wee small hours, turning in when all that was left was the binding.

I forgot that the two-year old always has separation anxiety from daddy and the big kids on Mondays, so I couldn't start the binding until his afternoon nap.  So you see, it's really Kieran's fault that I didn't finish my potholders in time to mail them by the deadline...

All kidding aside, I love the potholders and wish I was keeping them for myself.  My swap partner didn't post a mosaic and left it pretty open as far as requirements go.  She did mention the colors in her kitchen, so that was my starting point.  I then stalked her blog, mosaics she posted for other swaps, and her Flickr favorites.  Here's what I came up with:


They were paper-pieced using this block pattern.  I hope I'm not too much off the mark with the design.  These would look so perfect in my own kitchen.  I may just make them again.

4 comments:

  1. Bad Kieran... ;o)

    Love the potholders anyway :o)

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  2. Those potholders are gorgeous!

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  3. Your potholders are super cute!

    Aw, that's adorable that Kieran misses his daddy and the big kids. He must want you to hug him all morning long! :):)

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  4. Love these potholders. Maybe you can put on a tute at the guild meeting?

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