Monday, February 21, 2011


I saw this round potholder on this blog, The pattern is coming out on Thursday. Obviously, from the picture of the potholder I made, as soon as the pattern is released, I will order it and figure out where I went awry. I used Kaffe Fassett shot cottons that I bought at the Madison Quilt Expo in September. From the Kaffee Fassett website: "These fabrics are woven using cotton thread which is dyed in small batches. Variations in color and small imperfections in the weaving are a natural part of the process, and to be expected. Tonal warp and weft create soft and subtle color effects." The fabrics are beautiful - very soft and the colors are just wonderful. Solids with personality. Because of the softness, however, they moved around a bit on me while I was machine quilting. I think after I get the pattern, and make some more of these, I am going to try quilting using the circular attachment tool on my Bernina 440. This should make the circles stitch out in good rounds. I didn't do any pin basting before quilting, and I will do that with the next one. I used one layer of cotton fleece and one layer of
Insul-bright. Despite the imperfections, this will be a good potholder to use. Jerilynn


  1. Love this! Jeri you're inspiring me to loran to sew. Little projects that I could finish, kind of like making jewelry. Those fabrics are so cheerful!

  2. Bags are a fun, quick project, too, and it is all about the fabric, which is the best part! I can't wait until the studio is done and have some sewing/beading/crafting retreats!

  3. love love love. This potholder would look great in my kitchen..... (hint hint)