Friday, March 6, 2009

I think she's got it!

I'm not the sort of crafter who brims with confidence and just tries things out. Usually I need a pattern, some moral support and and expert on hand. BUT, yesterday when I pulled this off the washing line I realised something had to be done.....

Now that's a pretty disgusting, 16 year old pot holder. I think no one would argue with me when I say it's time for the bin. So, armed with an ample stash, lots and lots of wadding off cuts from quilts that I've made and a lovely quilting machine, I decided it was time to make my own and try out my quilting bar.
This is the result and I'm very happy with it. The quilting bar is fantastic - I almost managed to get perfectly straight, equally apart lines (does this make sense??).
And I love the fabrics - so fresh and funky. I sewed them up yesterday afternoon and finished handstitching the binding last night. I think I might become a fan of the quick project :)

Of course you all realise that these are way too beautiful to actually use.......

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24 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your new potholders are fabulous - everything looks good in Amy Butler!

Kris said...

Oh no! You have to use them! Just make some more waaaaaaaaay sooner than 16 years time!

karenjane said...

ooh, i love them!!! nothin like a little prittiness to brighten up your kitchen. honestly if you didnt use them they would still have a purpose, lookin so darn good!

Cherry Rockette said...

you have to use them. it's a sad state when you have 'decorative' pot holders and tea towels i'm afraid. :)
oh, we had a sunbeam mixmaster!!! sooo cute and easy to use. my MIL bought me a pink kitchenaid for my birthday, so we gave the mixmaster to my sister, and she loves it too.
oh, i'll keep thinking 'someday my crafting will come'

devliegendekoe said...

They look great! Love the touch of red!

You have to use them, so in another 16 years you will need to make some new ones again!

My Love is..... said...

beautiful work...you definately have to use em.

Madi said...

It's OK Levin - I'll take them off your hands... ;)

So very Amy Butler, and yet a little Denise Schmidt? I think I definitely will have to come and make somethings with you now. Pot holders, pennants, maybe an apron?

But next week... too much is happening this weekend to comprehend trying to fit in much more

Mary said...

They Look GREAT!!!!! And you absolutely MUST use them! I don't think I've ever heard of pot holder art :O)

I have some really nasty pot holders too - I'm feeling very inspired by you.

moBri said...

Found your blog by coincidence this night. Australia, ooooooh!! My fav quilting magazine is the down under magazine. So many stunning pieces of art, no wonder you all dont have time for simple things like potholders :-)
Greetings from the other end of the world (Austria - no kangorooos here)

Gina said...

They are really beautiful..love the colours together! :D

quiltygal said...

very cute must give my quilting bar a try now I've seen your work..

Rest is not idleness said...

The first thing I thought was, they're too nice to use, but you have to, thats what you made them for, even though they are so pretty. So glad to see that I am not the only one with burnt bits on their pot holder or in my case oven mitts.
Pip

jacquie said...

oooh that first one is really bad...you did need some new ones. these are lovely! i made some for my mom for christmas and she hasn't used them yet...says their too pretty to use. arrg!

Linda said...

oh they are gorgeous, fresh and funky describes them sooo well!

Mirre said...

They look wonderful! Just make another pair to hang on the wall!

Annemariesquilt said...

Great job and your potholders are lovely . I especially loved the red binding! Take care..

Leanne said...

Good job Levin....what were you sow orried about...they/re fantastic!? ;) I too love the colours.

Cosy said...

And you've chosen the grooviest colours too! Go on! Use them. You'll be glad you did. Then when they get a bit raggy, you can make some more, if you have already! I've made the decision with my tea towels. I can't keep them forever (well, not all of them).

Jenny said...

Great looking potholders and the fabric is lovely too-I know what you mean about the quick project-very satisfying-have a great week:)

Leanne said...

I love your new pot holders it's a bit like making a nice apron...tooo nice to wear in the kitchen. Was it that tomato relish that was the demise of the pot holder LOL.

Di said...

The potholders are just great. I love the fabric!

MissyMack said...

Oh how lovely are they! And the fabrics are just gorgeous too. Well done! :D

Bird Bath said...

they are beaut! I'm sure you will feel a quiet satisfaction when you use them.

I was interested to read of your experience with the quilting bar...I'm assuming this is a foot attachment?I think I might have one that needs a test drive - whenever I have tried a log cabin project I end up with very wonky lines.

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