Monday, February 13, 2012

Last PIF - Pot Holders

Monika . . .If you want to be surprised, 
DO NOT LOOK!!!





Well, I really finished these last weekend, but was quite sick this previous week and did not have a chance to take photos or mail them off. I will be hopefully mailing them off tomorrow after I get out of work. I usually use the little machines, so I can use the post office at any time, but I believe to mail out of the US, I would have to see a real person at a counter, which is a little harder to do when I work during most business hours.

Any who, I really enjoyed making them. My sewing is not as great as I would like it to be, I obviously need to practice more. I like how these turned out though.  Both pairs are made with cotton fabrics, green cotton thread, one layer of cotton batting and one layer is insul-bright.






I love the green fabric on the first pair.  The squares are slightly shifted so the overlap a little instead of the seams matching.  I prefer this for two reasons, one, if my seams aren't perfectly aligned, no one can really tell and two I think it gives the blocks more appearance of movement.
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Plain gray backing with the green stitching.
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I like this pair the most.  I am usually not an abstract or non-objective art lover, but I like these potholders.  I like the different ways of thinking and challenges doing these designs provided.  Plus, I just think they are more dynamic.
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I used a few different techniques to construct the design, including sewing the strips right to the batting.
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Plain black, you can see the green stitching.
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It was very hard for Wookie to patiently wait while I took the other photos, he know it is his duty to be in the pictures with my projects!
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I hope Monika enjoys them, even if they are late! :)

3 comments:

  1. They're stunning! Hellow Wookie!

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  2. I agree. I really like the second set. The color really pops

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  3. I really like the black/zigzag ones. I'm also not usually a big fan of abstract design, but it works here, and it really makes the colors pop.

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