Tuesday, January 25, 2011

True Confessions

Not exactly what you might think I mean but I have to tell you what I got myself into. 

One of the blogs I follow, During Quiet Time hosts a potholder swap.  I saw the post after Christmas and since I had just been making a lot of crafts I thought I would be 'brave' and sign up.  I mean how hard is it to make a potholder?  I can sew, I've made quilts (a long time ago), heck I've even done some embroidery in my day.  HA!  

When I say I am way out of my league I am not kidding.  The best part (or the worst part, depending how you look at it is) when I first signed up I was turned down.  And that was ok.  I mean I was a little disappointed but I am all about rules and was fine with it.  Then I had a thought.  One of the problems that come up in a swap is sometimes the potholders don't get made or sent, leaving someone without.  

SO...  I emailed Amy and asked her if it would be ok with her if I made two potholders on my own that she could have in the event someone couldn't get theirs done.  That way I could 'participate' without the pressure! :)  And what do you think she did... She let me in the group!!!!!!!  YIKES...  And the 'theme' this time around is monotone.  Your partner picks a color and you make two potholders and mail them by a certain date.  

I am now learning how to free motion stitch and reading quilting books from the library and praying that my partner likes what I have come up with.  Here they are.  I still need to add the binding.  And practice some more for the other back.   



 I was inspired to do sort of a Subway art feel.

Sometimes we need to be stretched a bit and get out of our comfort zone.


Blessings!


2 comments:

Amy said...

I'm so glad that you joined us! Clearly it was the right decision to let you in...you have been super chatty and friendly and are doing a great job on your potholders. I have to say that freemotion stitching is 10 times harder through all the layers of a potholder than it is on a quilt. When you try that, it will be a relative breeze!

Kathleen said...

Thanks Amy, you are too kind. I did use one piece of cotton batting for the back and then I used a piece of the thermal stuff for the front and then I am just going to put them together and bind them. I was having a heck of a time figuring out what to quilt on the front because they are kind of busy but I think I am happy with them.

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